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Need advice and a mechanic #474069
17th Feb 2011 10:40am
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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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Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474071
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Chrius gilly is your man to see!


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Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474073
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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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Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474075
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How do I find him ? thanks for the fast response smile


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Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474076
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oops you answered lol


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Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474084
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Thank you ... pmed him and waiting .. I hope he can help smile


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Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474086
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Found his phone number in another thread... 07783628321 if you need a more urgent response...

Last edited by polo_phil; 17th Feb 2011 10:57am. Reason: Didn't make much sense!
Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474088
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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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Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474089
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He's very friendly smile

Just out of interest what Polo do you have? smile

Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474091
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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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Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474099
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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

Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474117
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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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Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474118
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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.

Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474198
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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

Re: Need advice and a mechanic [Re: Purplemoon] #474306
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car is sorted and I am very happy, would recommend Chris to everyone smile


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