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PostSubject: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:12 pm

but without the skis lol


i was driving a friend home and decided to take a shortcut through the residential area which was a mistake. i was doing less than 10mph when i made a left hand turn. the back end swung out. i tried to correct it, but lost the steering on the ice. the car slid down a small slope and the nearside front wheel smacked into the kerb. My mate and i were ok, but i was upset and quite shocked. The car suffered some damage. The alloy wheel is badly chipped on the rim, lower arms bent, front ARB bent, droplinks bent and god knows what else is bent. While driving, the steering feels loose and totally out of shape, the wheels point straight when the steering wheel is turned half a turn to the right. Im worried this is the start of the end of the car cry and im considering buying another mondeo. music
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PostSubject: Re: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:02 am

sorry to hear about your knock mate.have you had the car checked yet?.hope the car is repairable.
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PostSubject: Re: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:12 pm

its booked into the garage on monday. it will be repaired nice one mate
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PostSubject: Re: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:44 am

i hope you and your mate are ok

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PostSubject: Re: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:14 am

At least you can get it fixed mate that one good thing. mechanic
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PostSubject: Re: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:31 am

Sorry to hear about that John.. Hope it can be repaired. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:47 am

Its fixed!! ecstatic At long last and what a struggle. It needed a new hub/knuckle/stub axle (whatever you wanna call it), tracking rod end and a shock absorber. It was also tracked and aligned. The garage said it needed a new hub, but according to Ford, there wasnt one in this country so had to be ordered from Ford in Germany which would take 4 days to arrive. I asked them to cancel the order as i know where i can get one 2nd hand. I hired a car and drove to Blokies garage in Swindon. I picked up a hub for £20. the new one costs £507 WTF

so in the end, total cost was £300 and the car handles like new. Im well happy with it. I dont wanna drive it again till the snow melts and then im gonna wash it 1st thanks everyone for your well wishes Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:52 pm

that is good news mate

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PostSubject: Re: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:34 am

great news john.glad you have got it all repaired.wait now till the snow has gone before using it again mate.
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PostSubject: Re: My car went skiing and broke a leg   Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:37 am

Glad that you got it all fixed john. That is good news nice one mate Smile
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