Front Steering Rattle
I have a new E30 that I pick up a few days ago, and in my excitement I drove it into a curb. (wet road + heavy foot = steering rattle)
I hit the curb going about 20 kph, and the curb was about 3 inches tall.
Getting worse by the day, I have a weird rattle in my front left wheel (the one that hit the curb first, almost head on. It is a knocking noise that happens mostly when I go over bumps. When I jack the car up, two things happen:
1) The strut makes a little bit of a groaning noise as the weight is taken off of it.
2) When there is no weight on the wheel, I can wiggle it left and right about a 1/2 inch. There isn't really any up and down movement though.
Off hand, does anyone know what this could be? I'm thinking wheel bearings, but I'm not sure. I'm going to be at the meet tonight, maybe I'll just ask around there.