97 Honda Accord SE
roughly 130,000 miles
salvage title (front end collision, repaired [supposedly]
No prior trouble till recent collision.
My car just started to make a really loud noise and I'm getting odd vibration.
Roughly a month ago I got into an accident that involved hidding a curb with
my passenger front tire. The damage I was told by the mechanic, although I've
come to not trust this mechanic anymore, was the following:
Spindle, Ball bearings, Control Arms, and Alignment. All of which I had him
repair, costing me around 1200US with labor.
After I got my car back I noticed a odd noise. I've attempted to get a hold
of this mechanic but they always seem to be busy.
I tolerated the noise because I have no money to take it to get checked at
the moment. But suddently to day the noise got 10x worse and now the car
vibrates oddly. I noticed handling and steering isn't affected. But it does
make some really loud noise when turning sometimes. I've got a constant
"clank--clank--clank" type of noise. Now it is a louder clank, vibration,
with a random sharp clank.
I read on some of the forums that it could be my front axle. It is something
I've been wondering. I plan on taking the car to a dealer or a recommended
mechanic. I'm going to have them look it over and check the prior mechanics
work, if it doesn't check out I'm taking that mechanic to court.
Aside all that, can anyone make a guess at what could be wrong?