Wierd one, this; Just been to the pictures ("Serenity" - good film if
you liked the series / SciFi), met a couple of mates there, one in a new
"banger" - around 8 year old Nissan Primera (I think) - anyway, probably
important about the model, or age...
He did comment about some grinding noises that he hears at low speed /
cornering, and proceeded to demonstrate that the nearside front
suspension bounces 2-3 times when depressed, "that's bad", he said, then
compared it to the offside front - where he claimed "nice and firm".
Firm?, it was bloody rock solid.
And this is what's throwing me. The height of the suspension appears ok
- bear in mind I'm looking at this at 22:30 in a cinema carpark with a
1-cell micro maglight. Can't see anything obvious under the bonnet, and
running my hand behind the wheel arch the spring appears to be intact.
Anyone have a clue what this could be?, siezed shock? (only obvious
thing I can think of - but I've never heard of this). Obviously a
daylight inspection would be necessary to get a better appreciation of
this, but my parting words were to get it booked in absolutely ASAP.
Sound familiar to anyone?, and if so, nature of repair - DIY or
mechanical garage?, approx cost? (He's a little unaware about cars, so I
want to make damned certain he gets this sorted ASAP)