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Old 02-07-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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well unfortuantely coming home from work yesterday.... i was coming down a hill, the same hill everytime i come home from work, slowed down, turned, and halfway through the turn the stock firestone tires slipped, ion went up on the curb, landed and wouldnt move. so i get out to inspect it and the front driver side axle is broken. after waiting an hour and a half for the tow truck we take it back to the dealer and now im waiting on an estimate from them.

ive had the tires slip on me before but only in the rain and this was dry pavement, and the worst part is that this next paycheck i was going to buy new tires.

although it was nice of a fellow saturn owner to stop and see if i was alright, and help me out.

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Old 02-07-2006, 04:27 PM   #2
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that stinks.
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:08 PM   #3
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ouch, that curb did you in good man, that sucks

hope things are a bit better from here on out
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:21 AM   #4
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the damage is in $2400, and thats just the parts, the guy at the dealer said labor would probably come out to the same amount as parts. looking at 5 grand im glad the deductable is only 500.
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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wow, is all i can say...........

did the axle break while turning? or becasue of the curb action???

weird on the tires just 'slipping out' on dry pavement, unless something wet was on the road. normally one would think that a little excessive speed might be the cause of the, err, slippage.................

$5000, that really hurts, good thing on the insurance coverage.......

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Old 02-23-2006, 05:34 AM   #6
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I did the same thing. Except there wasn't no rain and I broke something with the rear axle. I'm not too car savvy, but I think that's what the guy said. He put some sort of shim in the axle and it only cost about $350. It drives as good as new now, and the Saturn dealer didn't know anything about what the other guy did. Maybe get a second opinion?
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Old 02-25-2006, 03:01 PM   #7
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well if its under warranty, screw it and just let em fix it.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:24 PM   #8
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i tried that, but if you crash your car into a curb, thats not covered by warranty.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:40 PM   #9
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i tried that, but if you crash your car into a curb, thats not covered by warranty.
True enough - surely you have full coverage insurance, though.
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Old 02-26-2006, 09:48 AM   #10
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absolutely. but since the damage was only $350 on my car, i didnt bother paying a $500 deductible =P
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