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    so driving into the works car park this morning I must have flicked up a drain channel cover as i drove over it and it's full on belted the suspension:



    how easy to replace those 2 parts in the pic? looks like a cast part of the suspension and the large plate type part

    FURIOUS..


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    EDIT - where is my pic???

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    the tracking is a mile out too.. and there is a leak over the suspension wishbone, it looks like oil.

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    the item in the top of the pic is the subframe... it's bomb proof and won't be hurt..the triangular plate looks okay too from that image.. i'd not worry about that too much..

    if the steering feels funny, and there's a greenish oil on the wishbone it points to a steering rack fault.. the green is the PAS fluid and the cover may have caused the rack some damage..... it needs a proper inspection mate..

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    the subframe? ****e.

    it looks damaged. Has a hole in it.


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    maybe i can get it repaired in situ?

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    from the photo all i can see is a scrape on the rear subframe mount....and the oily residue on the lower arm..there is a hole in the toeboard of the floor but it looks factory...

    the steering problem is far more important than any underbody damage.. you need to get the car inspected asap...it looks like fluid is escaping down the steering arm and through the rack gaiter..

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    yep. nightmare. gonna drop it off at the garage around the corner tomorrow. definitely a new, and a fairly bad, leak.

    the sub has taken a fair whack but my photo's aren't great. is the rack somewhere near the engine mount above that wheel? there is fluid there too

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    the rack is above the centre back cross brace of the subframe, by the rear engine mount.. deffo sounds like the rack is damaged, or one of it's unions or pipes..

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