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Rear nearside wheel problem

Hi there, A friend has just bought an MGF and it looks good apart from the nearside rear wheel....


At first it looked out of alignment (not inline with vehicle but appeared to be turning left, (if you know what I mean).


A quick adjustment had it approximately straight but now the wheel appears to be more to the rear of the car than central in the wheel arch and the camber is excessive (top in / bottom out)


There is no apparent crash damage any ideas


The right rear wheel looks good in all ways camber and central in the wheel arch


Any ideas, subframe , rubbers etc etc ?????


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Without seeing it, could it be a bent drive shaft ?
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Without seeing it, could it be a bent drive shaft ?

I don't think so as we could adjust the alignment on the rear track rod end, I wondered if it could be the pin in the sphere as they say that the white plastic collapses some time or could it be the rubbers.


I also thought a twisted subframe but I can't get it high enough at this moment and as there is no damage to the wheel or the bodywork in that area why would it be the subframe??


I thought maybe one of the resident experts had seen something like this before


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Being RWD those cars are quite often spun. If the rear wheel hits a kerb at speed, often something is knocked/ bent out of line. If I were you, I'd get it on ramps and have a really good look.

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Being RWD those cars are quite often spun. If the rear wheel hits a kerb at speed, often something is knocked/ bent out of line. If I were you, I'd get it on ramps and have a really good look.


Thanks, that was my idea as well but as the wheel and tyre is unmarked I felt that it was a bit strange..
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I spun my 214 and bent the lhr suspension. Wheels are an easy to change in order to sell a car to an unsuspecting buyer.....
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I spun my 214 and bent the lhr suspension. Wheels are an easy to change in order to sell a car to an unsuspecting buyer.....
I agree but they left the wheel turning left as if it had rear wheel steering ???


It was only when I adjusted it to approx. straight with the rear track rod end that I realized its camber was strange and it wasn't in the centre of the wheel arch but more towards the rear??
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