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#474069 - 17th Feb 2011 10:40am Need advice and a mechanic
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Yesterday I drove my vw polo and whilst turning left there was a strange noise that sounded like something snapped. Then it sounded like the bottom of the car had scraped along the pavement but it hadnt. I pulled over to investigate and couldnt see anything at first, when I got back home a wierd rubber burning smell had just started appearing not sure where from.
Had a proper look at the car and it would appear that the offside front suspension has completely gone. There is no bounce at all and it is visibly lower than the drivers side.

I am sadly a bit of a bimbo when it comes to cars so I have done a little bit of investigating and it would appear that it could be a few things .. the wishbone, top mounts, bushes, macpherson strut? LOL anyway .. been trying to find out whats wrong and now I have a head ache

Please can someone save me from my headache not sure what to do?
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#474071 - 17th Feb 2011 10:41am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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Chrius gilly is your man to see!
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#474073 - 17th Feb 2011 10:43am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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withthat agreed. Top bloke

pm chris_gilly he has a garage in Birkenhead at the the back of Oxton Road


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#474075 - 17th Feb 2011 10:44am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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How do I find him ? thanks for the fast response smile
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#474076 - 17th Feb 2011 10:44am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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oops you answered lol
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#474084 - 17th Feb 2011 10:52am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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Thank you ... pmed him and waiting .. I hope he can help smile
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#474086 - 17th Feb 2011 10:55am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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Found his phone number in another thread... 07783628321 if you need a more urgent response...


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Edit Reason: Didn't make much sense!

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#474088 - 17th Feb 2011 11:05am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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thank you !! .. now I just need to get over my fone phobia .. hehehe any therapists out there ? LOL
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#474089 - 17th Feb 2011 11:07am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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He's very friendly smile

Just out of interest what Polo do you have? smile

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#474091 - 17th Feb 2011 11:13am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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I am sure he is ... thats not the problem, I just cant get the words out or make any sense on a fone so try and avoid them but will face my fears and do it anyway LOL

I have a Polo estate SE 1.6i (2000) Its been a really reliable car, had it nearly 2 years only had 26,000 on the clock
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#474099 - 17th Feb 2011 11:24am Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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oh a Polo 6k... don't see many of them about! that's very low mileage!

Good luck with it! smile

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#474117 - 17th Feb 2011 12:00pm Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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This is the first time we have had a problem and I am thinking its from pot hole damage.
Anyway I got someone to ring him for me and he is gonna come and look at it so thanks alot for the help smile most appreciated
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#474118 - 17th Feb 2011 12:06pm Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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Sounds like the front coil spring has snapped. not a big problem, prob around the £80 mark to fix. im a mechanic too so know what im talking about. that would cause the scraping, burning rubber smell and the lower / no movement in the suspension.

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#474198 - 17th Feb 2011 2:46pm Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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cheers guys!

this is now at my garage, the front coil spring has snapped and fell completly down to the hub, just awaiting a spring to arrive now smile

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#474306 - 17th Feb 2011 9:44pm Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon]
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car is sorted and I am very happy, would recommend Chris to everyone smile
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