October 12, 2011, 5:18 am
For the past couple of months my 51 reg Fiesta has been making a groaning noise at slow speed. At first it seemed to come from the centre of underneath. It stopped happening whenever she got wet, but would start again when dry. It started happening more often at higher speeds and got louder, at which point I was convinced that it was a broken or excessively worn off side front joint. But on Monday as I made a hard turn to the left there was a clunking noise, and then this morning as I drove around my street she was clunking a lot! I am convinced that it is a broken near side front spring as her front wheel arch is nearer her tyre and she looks to be leaning slightly to the left (tyre pressures are correct). Husband has spoken to a garage who seem to think that it is a CV joint, but as I had the off side front spring totally snap on me 3 years ago, I am certain that it is the spring. Anyway, she is getting collected tomorrow. (She was going to go to a garage on Monday but the clutch went on husband's car so it got priority). Apart from the current problem, she really is an amazing little car!