The spring has sprung
April 6, 2010 6:58 AM Subscribe
My car appears to have a broken spring. Is this going to be as expensive as I think it will be?
posted by Cat Pie Hurts to travel & transportation (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yesterday while driving my 2002 Ford Focus ZX5, I hit an unavoidable and nasty bump in the road that caused my car to make a horrible *thunk*. Everything -felt- fine, so I continued on my drive, which was mostly gentle curves and rotaries for the next 5 miles or so.
When I made my first sharp turn (turning the wheel past 2 o'clock), I heard a loud and resonant *ka-clank* come from my right passenger wheel well, and another *ka-clank* when straightening the wheel. As it is, I have to get the sway bar repaired yearly due to some nasty dips on my street.
It would be great if someone could give me an idea as to how much fixing the broken spring will cost. Also, does it matter if I go to the Ford dealership for this or any other trustworthy mechanic? Thanks.