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      01-04-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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Is this normal?

Second owner and new to suspensions in general. Had the car lifted this morning to change wheels and decided to look at the suspension. Dinan with Ground Control camber plates. Almost looks broken, but I have no idea what itís supposed to look like so I took a quick video.

https://youtu.be/RMCdHB8HVTc
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That should not be moving around like that. That is not normal.
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OP, have you been driving with the front strut loose like that?
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OP, have you been driving with the front strut loose like that?
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FYI, emailed the video to Ground Control. Really fast response:

"It appears that the main steering bearing is broken. I would recommend disassembling that corner to see if there is additional damage to the plates. If no other damage is found, then the fix is easy, just replace the bearing assembly. Replacement bearings are $35.00 each."

Then I asked if I could drive on it like this:

"It won't cause the suspension to fall off but I wouldn't recommend driving on it like that. You will start to have the plates rub together and damage them. This will make steering effort increase too."
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I would not recommend driving the vehicle like that. The worst thing that can really happen is the shaft for the strut breaks off. Yes I have seen that happen. Please don't drive your M like that.
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I would not recommend driving the vehicle like that. The worst thing that can really happen is the shaft for the strut breaks off. Yes I have seen that happen. Please don't drive your M like that.
Going to drive it a few more miles to the shop that I have a Tuesday morning appointment with and leave it there. The bearings arrive at my house Monday.

The scary thing is that I was at VIR last month and there's a good chance it's been like this for a while.
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