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147 front suspension, cable ties and a hole??

Hey, i was wondering if anyone out there knows anything about this?

I mounted the curb following a very slow motion crash in the snow. Low profile tires and ice dont mix. It wasnt anything to worry about but i thought i'd check incase.

When i was down there i noticed that there was a hole in my front nearside wheel arch that looks like it was worn through, and that a cable tie is holding a grey wire (it goes into the wheel). The cable tie is attatched to the bottom two coils of a spring.

Any ideas?

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There are two possible wires: one is for the ABS and goes to the hub area, the other is the low brake pad sensor and goes to the brake pad/caliper (if you have them as not all have two). Whatever it's a bodge and shouldne really be tied to the spring ... there are some cllips missing.

The hole was probably caused by worn suspension or the wrong size wheels/tyres. Loose bolts, worn bushes, etc could have been allowing the wheel to move backwards and forwards in the arch. Make sure it has been fixed.
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