A couple of weeks ago I slid (aprox 15/20 mph) over a roundabout (head on, wheels straight, but driver side hit first) with a sloped curb around it. A reasonable bang....like hitting a big pot hole.
Then I slid over said roundabout....across the road.....and hit the passenger side alloy side on to the curb on the path. Cracking my alloy wheel.
So the driver side got head on impact (like hitting a brick at 20mph)and the passenger side got side on impact.....all at the front of the car.
I have a new alloy on and I have had the traching done,but its not right. When I turn the wheel either left or right when on a long sweeping bend (or really big roundabout) I get an almost wheel bearing type noise...but not Sounds more CV joint in truth.
Now, I'm doubting that the impact would have knackered a cv joint, but I think the side on impact may have knocked everything off course slighty, maybe pushing in the bottom of the hub (everything looks ok) and making the cv run out of true.
Im going to get the other three wheels balanced, then probably change the whole bottom wishbones (pair) and the tie rod ends. Then go from there. If thats still making the noise after a tracking then I'll look at the bearings and cv/drive shaft.
Does that sound logical to you? am I missing anything here? Please respond, I need to bounce this of someone as I live in a house full of women who judge a car by colour.....