What's the deal here?
My Fairlane has developed a pretty loud noise after a tune up in my mechanics' place. Whenever the car is steered left or left going straight at a speed over 25km/h, a loud whining noise (just like something metal rubbing against each other will appear continously, until to slow down the car or stop it. The noise was so loud that I couldn't stay driving at the driver seat for more than 15 minutes and every passengers can tell there is something wrong.
I've been to quite a few mechanics and they all have different answers, here we go. The mechanics who serviced told me that there was a leak in the high pressure hose and the P/S pressure switch is leaking and suggested me to get them replaced for the price of $300. I've also got to another mechanics, who believes that it the problem of the ball joint and will cost me at least $200 to get it done. The third mechanics told me that is the bearing at the bottom of the steering rack, but he did not give me a quote. The last one told me that it may be the wheel bearing or may be even the auto tranny, also without a quote.
So, I've got so much incoherent comments from various mechanics, who should I believe in? I've got a limited budget to spend, and cannot verify their correctness by trial and error. Anybody have similar cases before? I would like to see some comment from u guys. And is it something that can be fixed in a tiny budget (around $300)?
Your help is much appreciated.
Swift. Agile. Deadly.
1988 NA Fairlane Series I
- 3.9L MPI Engine with 4.0L Equivalent Head
- Old Trusty 3 Speed BW M51 Auto
- Rear Sonar Sensor
- Cheapo CD Player
- Rear Spoiler
- All the luxury of a Fairlane
Last edited by docomo; 02-19-04 at 12:27 AM.
Reason: correct the title