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endorfin
Got an email from ATS today saying that they have consulted the area manager for Brighton who says that he cannot see how route alignment work could have caused the problems described. They say to get an independent report and if its found its related to work they've done they'll look at it again.

Not a lot else I can do. I rang the RAC who say that they don't do independent reports, and don't get involved in legal cases. They only do a visual check on cars you may be interested in buying.

Any idea where I can go for an independent inspection in the Brighton area, I've tried google and nothing has come up.

I could take it to a garage for them to check to see what the problem is but would their findings be acceptable as an independent inspection?
Ken newbold
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I could take it to a garage for them to check to see what the problem is but would their findings be acceptable as an independent inspection?


I don't know about that, but if it turns out to be just a broken steering coupling as mentioned previously, then it wouldn't cost you a fortune to get your car fixed back up and running.

noz
Hi endorfin,

I'm not sure if its any use to you but there's a Citroen specialist in Bexhill-on-sea called CMS Citroen Specialist. They definitely know about XMs. They did all the servicing on my 2.5TD before I bought it.

http://www.ieastsussex.co.uk/profile/22494...oen-Specialist/

cheers,

noz cool.gif
endorfin
Uncanny!

I actually rang these people yesterday to ask them if they had any experience with XM's. He has 2 himself apparently.

Was going to ask on here if anyone had any experience of them as I couldn't find any reviews online but I suppose that won't be necessary now. Will be arranging to take it in in a couple of weeks.
DerekW
So what happened? Come on Endorfin, I'ml on tenterhooks!

DerekW
endorfin
I'm sorry, thought I had posted the end result here. I hate people who ask for help and then don't post up the solution and I'm one of them!

It turned out to be part of the driveshaft that was bent and a track rod end, it's so long ago now I've forgotten the exact details.

The garage that did the work did say that tyre place did make it worse but more importantly should have noticed the problem as it was quite obvious.

I've now got some sort of fuel starvation issue,
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