Loud Knocking at front of car and hilarious quote!! Seriously this is funny!!
I went to a local back street garage today in order to get the knocking noised sorted out on my suspension, also there is some grinding coming from the front which I suspect may be a CV joint.
I went in and sat down for 20 minutes waiting for the mechanics to come and see me to give me the 'bad' news.
After said 20 minutes a mechanic came in and told me that that rear arm was shot, the front CV joint was shot as was a rear ARB bush and the Near side drive shaft.
I listened with great interest as the mechanic told me my car would literally fall to bits any second.
I know what you are thinking!!! What could I possibly do to stop this heartache and instant doom?!?!
Well if I shelled out £960 they could fix it for me and I would be back on the road without a problem.
Seriously!!!! £960!!!!! Well of course I told them that this was a fantastic deal and paid them up front including a £50 tip................NOT!!!
Apart from a terrible 'DOOM' sales pitch and the insincere approach you won't believe this but I will not be going back there.
On a serious note has anyone changed the driveshaft on a 147? are they all the same?? Mine is a 2003 Turisimo and I have seen some sec on hand items on ebay for next to nothing.
Any experiences would be appreciated. Am I right in thinking it would be more than likely a CV joint that has failed?
I'm considering DIY but if it is more appropriate I'll get my mechanic to look over it.
Cheers in advance
Last edited by jamiespider; 09-02-12 at 21:03.