…I’m working on a 99 Sentra, front end (200,000 miles) . There was a lot of clanking and clunking, so I had the broken sway bar links replaced. The shop then declared the pass. side wheel bearing ‘smoked’ as well as both inner tie rod ends… and maybe the struts and strut mounts. (1200$)
… I informed the shop that I had the slip from the last owner, who had replaced that bearing and tie rod.
… I went to another shop… they claimed the struts passed the bounce test, 1 bad mount, a wheel bearing with a little ‘play’ and one bad inner tie rod end. They aligned the front end and replaced the tie rod, two hrs. later I had the car back… I asked them about the alignment and was told ’ it’s on the paper work’ and they wouldn’t say any more. The toe was back where it belonged… the camber was nearly twice the spec, top in, (I realize it’s not ‘adjustable’) and left caster was a out (2.2)
… wanting more info, I went to the Nissan dealer, to have them explain all this. I asked if this was a ‘courtesy’ check or a charge and they 'didn’t know ’
The ‘boss’ had never seen a computer print out of an alignment and would not discuss the condition of the car. Then it was declared, I needed to spend $850 for two front wheel bearings, and that the car was not possible to be aligned. Since I declined the work, I was charged 45$ for the ‘courtesy’ check.
… There is no noise from the bearings, The car has stopped clunking and clanging and goes down the road straight, without pulling
… Can I get some ideas about this? thanks