Some of you will know for the last 3 months I have been trying to get my suspension sorted. I have been getting various noises from the front suspension together with poor handling. The back end started to feel loose and got noisy.
The rear stub axle bushes were replaced and that solved the loose back end but it still thuds and thumps over ridges and pot holes.
The front end is still not sorted, every time I try and get something done its a two week wait, then they won't have the part in stock etc.
On the last visit they changed the drivers side ant-roll bar link which helped but not solved the problem. The next step was to change the passenger side link.
I booked it in 16 days ago for today as I'm off work. I drove 18 miles to the dealers and she says we have you booked in for Wednesday
. They refused to do it today.
I can't get Wednesday off work so decide to fit the link myself. The link is just a bit of metal with two joints and two threaded pieces, just unbolt the two nuts and hey presto. I asked the parts guy for some new nuts but they are special order as they are M10 nuts with a 1.25pich, a finer thread than normal metric nuts.
No problem I think I'll use the nuts off the old link. Big mistake the old link has M10X1.25 fine thread on the top and standard metric M10 on the bottom.
I have tried everywhere to get an M10x1.25 nut and can't. Alfa say 5 days for a nut.
This is a £20000 motor thats only 18months old, its only done 17000miles. The dealers are useless.
Oh yes, while I was under the car fitting the link I noticed I have an oil leak from somewhere.
While I was driving round engineering firms for a nut I noticed the drivers side front is knocking again.
Quicker I buy something decent the better.