bought my 172 last week and noticed that it pulls to the right when accelerating and when turning into a right hander it turns the falls in to the corner,
so went and got i checked out and decided to replace the top mount and bearing on the passenger side this is where i ran into trouble, it had a new spring on but didnt even need a spring compresser to remove the spring which was odd as the car isnt lowered. also i have noticed the strut top seems to sit higher than the other side and iam begining to think its had a shock and a spring off a lower model?
anyway put all back together and it was no longer knocking but still pulling to the right.
had another look and after a quick clean down noticed the front subframe had a crease in it on the passenger side ! not massive but then i dont think it would need to be to make a difference.
anyway i didnt pay alot for the car, its low mileage, good condition, nice wheels interior ect and actually like it a lot more than i thought a would ( except for the problem with it !) what is the going rate for a front subframe for one of these?
if its to much i will just sell the car on spares or repair and maybe buy a cup sport instead.