Last year he puit it on the machine for alignment and said it needed the left right hub replaced, which I did.. in great suffering..
He said the frame is good now, after all my work, after my daughter had it hit in the front right fender. but the lower bushing are causing the front end to move around, so it will not keep alignment untilt he bushing are replaced.
Ok, he looked, and found the lower control arm bushings need replaced, both sides, they are almost completely missing from wear. This is causing the alignment to be 1/2" out. Also, the boots on both axles need replaced. He can put new boots and repack the grease, and put new bushings in for a total of $560.00. Which is a very good price, $300.00 is the total for the labor out of the total price.
The wife must decide on when because she , as all women, control finances. Even though It's not all her money.
My daughter actually uses the car for school, and stopped working because of the demanding school study load on her.
I expext a large amount of money due, the Veterans administration has fought me over my miltary disability pension, so We might have to wait a little while longer. I put in a special request for them to speed up the process because I am dying form pancreas disease. The VA is several years behind in disabality matters for disabled veterans, and they drag their feet, it takes years to fight through appeals, the VA denies everyone their applications and forces hearings and appeals. But, that only has to do with money not the car.
For the disabled vets out ther, you will either find out how bad the VA is secrewed or you will someday when your military injuries come back to ruin your life.
It would be so damned nice to get rid of this old junk and get new cars. If I live than long..
I wouldn't mind a new Mustang, Camaro, or Cadillac. I am tired of front wheel drives. Too many prblems and the costs with front wheel drives. No room to work, an dht estress on front wheel drive parts is to much. Rear wheel drive are easier to work on and don't cost as much for parts. NO Half-shaft B.S.
Don't get me wrong, Toyotas a damned good cars, until you put a few miles on then all the parts start falling off, and smog controls fail, and timing belts, half-shafts, No room, etc..etc..e.tc..etc...etc...
It also has oil al over from the old leaking valve cover gasker, which I replaced a few months ago, but the oil is to hard to get cleaned off the lower engines and frame, and he said I have to find a special shop that can clean it better, but it might cost about $100.00 to clean all the oil... It's jsut very hard to do, spraying it with cleaners and taking it to the DIY Quarter car wash. Yes, a long time ago, they were a quarter ... now they are 2 arms and 3 leggs in quarters..
We have had 3 Toyotas up until now, 1 truck and two cars.. The truck was the best, my niece wrecked that,, I miss it.. it had an automatic, and I used to put a dirtbike in the back, it was really anice truck..
the camry is veyr comfortable, the corolla has the best gas maileage, but stil sucks a little more gas than i thought it should,,
The cars always fail smog, every frakkin time..