Well, merry Christmas to you all. Hope you all are a having a good one.
Not so good for me....
You all might not remember, but the car got a hit a few months ago. Well having spent ages at the repair shop (inc a return trip for further rectification work) I got her back a few weeks ago. They had 'apparently' replaced the steering rack, NS front wheel & wheel bearing & hubset.
Now I was never entirely happy as I was experiencing a clonking sound that I had never had before & thing didn't feel quite 'right'. Anyway, I put-up.
However, recently, on start up i would hear a sort of mechanical 'click' sound. Suspected something was wrong. Yesterday morning the car made quite clear the problem: the power steering started to audibly complain. As I drove to the shopping centre the noise became v. loud & painful so I had to call out a recovery truck. Looks like the power steering pump or/ & rack has gone.
I phoned the garage (main dealer) but they are closed until the New year, as are most of the others. I am not happy.
Any other ideas? why, if they've done their job properly should this have happened? This is all made more frustrating as I'm off on holiday at the end of the week & now have no transport to do my final shopping & get me to the airport. I am well p1ssed by this
as I said, I am not happy
ps on the positive side; my mate was going to bring down his Compaq loaded with GPS for me to calibrate my speedo. tomorrow
so it's just as well it happened now & not on the 'calibration test'