Had both front springs replaced a few weeks back (front right broken but opted to get them both replaced). Prior to the replacement, there was quite a lot of "metalic pinging" coming from front left (non broken side) but garage said it was likely due to the spring moving around in the lower seat.
Since having had the springs replaced, I am still getting a lot of similar metalic pinging noises (some quite alarming). Jacked the car up today and the springs are fine and I also washed out the lower cups / seats in case there was anything in there (grit or stones).
Should there be any form of rubber or plastic cover on the springs where they sit in the lower seats? Currently it's metal on metal which seems to me to be a likely cause of noise when the springs re-locate after going over a bump in the road.
All other suspension is OK (passed it's MOT) and the garage greased the bushes in case they were making any noise.
Does anyone have a diagram of front suspension by any chance?