Last year I purchased from a local car dealer my beloved 1.9 JTDM 159.
After a few months the car had developed a knocking noise coming from the passenger side suspension.
I took the car back to the dealer garage to which they said they had jacked it up and couldnít find anything wrong with the wishbone, joints etc.
A bit miffed, I left it and thought that I would take the car to my trusted local garage who I have been using for years as the MOT was due.
The car failed on the wishbone, and I had it replaced. I was happy that the problem was found and the car was back to its lovely self, but in the mean time I had lost trust in the dealer and gained more trust and respect for my local garage.
However, now the knocking has returned. I have taken the car back to my local trusted garage and they have said that they canít find anything wrong. They have said that they will replace anything required under warranty, but they are not sure what to replace as everything looks normal when they jack the car up. They even admit that they can hear a knock and have advised to leave it until it gets worse.
I have read quite a few threads saying that the wish bones or joints can cause a noise, but when the car is jacked up and inspected it is not altogether evident what the problem is.
I am now thinking that the dealer garage may have not been as bad as I first thought.
I am a tad frustrated and annoyed. I used to drive Mondeoís, and when the suspension was broken it was easy to diagnose and fix, this seems to be a black art