I would say that is a total colapse of both bushes and the ball joint on the left hand lower wishbone, you'd alsodo well to change the upper link too and do both of those on the other side too.
That was my first thoughts when I saw the damage (I'm a pessimist by nature)
. On inspection the bushes that I got a good look at seem fine.(couldn't get a good look at the upper wishbone bushes) There is no obvious movement. The car drives fine with no knocks.
My heads telling me to renew everything but my bank balance is telling me different.
Has the car got the standard steering rack? I was wondering, because the JTD and V6 models have a longer engine and transmission, which uses up more space in the passenger side arch.
IIRC the rack in these models is different, and doesn't allow the wheel to turn as far.
Someone may have fitted the rack from a TS thinking it is the same.
Theres nothing in the service history that points to that. There is ,however, a reported knock from the passanger side by a previous owner. The tech report says "nothing found could not test drive due to lack of fuel" !!!!!
One thing I noticed from the first picture is that the screw(things) that attach the plastic (thingy) together is missing, I presume also (like my old 156) that that whole thing is holding on my mere threads ... could be worth a look to see if, rather than the wheel being misaligned, the plastic (thingy) is protruding ...
just a thought ...
Well spotted. Unfortunatly not the answer.
I'm going to remove the wheel again today and have another look. I'll put the whole front end up on axle stands and have a good waggle.You would think with the amount of damage, the problem would be obvious.