How does one collide with the rear of a vehicle without causing damage?
I would have thought, at the *very least* there would have been
paintwork damage, if not bodywork or bumper damage.
And that said, I don't see how such a minor impact could cause a
suspension problem. Could the two not just be coincidental?
Incidentally, I got a "creaking spring" noise when travelling around
corners with my Mondeo. This was after I ran it up a kerb at 50mph,
popping two tyres and damaging two alloy wheels - front and back. I
also drove it on two popped tyres to work, and then to a tyre garage,
in total about 5 miles.
With new tyres fitted, it never actually gave me any further problems
(even the tracking was fairly plumb when I finally had it checked
months after the fact), but I would be curious to know what was causing
The rear of the E36 coupe M3 is basically flat. The van that bumped
into me was much higher and had a large rubber bumper and grill works.
Incidentally, the noise has disappeared for the time being....so the
procrastinator that I am......stay tuned.
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