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regfo
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Registered: 9th May 12
Location: Luton
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5th Jan 13 at 17:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hello,

pretty much first thread on this site, mainly a user on allcorsa

have some problems with the car that needs sorted before i get it onto the road.

1:
car pulls to the left when let go of the steering wheel, previous owner said his son curbed the car so bad he popped the tyre of the wheel, i have inspected underneath the car and can't see any thing that looks abnormal, nothing looks bent or so and i measured and compared with other side (drivers side) and seems to be a near match

2:
went down to car today to find that the car has no coolant at all, drained the radiator with some coolant still in the radiator... will need to put the radiator back into the car to pressure test and try and find any leaks, but so far i can't find anything which is worrying of a headgasket failure as i had bad mayo problems and had coolant colored water spraying from the exhaust.

video: 1

also if you notice on the video, near the exhaust you can see the yellowy/brown water.

3:
previously someone has it some sort of post with the car, i noticed this before but didn't look into it fully.

i noticed this by the fact of my front bumper has a largeish dent in the center of the bumper at the bottom:



and later today i inspected further to find this.



looks like the front member is bent inwards quite badly, i really don't know if it's easily repairable, could be bent back into shape? but it looks like someone before me has seen it, and tried to repair any sort of rust down there and had it sanded and sprayed black.

also, the outside temp sensor i think? has been literally glued back on which is quite a bodge job, anybody know if it is the outside temp sensor?



bare in mind my car is a 1999 1.2 breeze with airbags

thanks in advance


[Edited on 05-01-2013 by regfo]
Aidan-Fleming
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Registered: 17th May 08
Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
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5th Jan 13 at 18:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As for the pulling to the left, just get the tracking done.

Does look like someone has had a light bash! Is there not a crash bar behind the bumper? Fixing points are just below the lights either side. Most corsas i see nowadays have had them removed.

But with the bottom cross member, you can cut it out and weld in a new one as ive seen it done before. or you could get a fabricator to make somthing out of bot section.

And yeah that is the outside temperature sensor
regfo
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5th Jan 13 at 19:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i removed the crashbar before i took the photo still have it in the car
oba-corsa
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5th Jan 13 at 19:26   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bonnet has also moved over O/S no gap to wing and headlight does not fit right to wing.

Drill out spot welds remove cross member replace cross member with new part mig/plug weld new panel in blast of primer stop the rust.
Line bonnet gaps up possible move O/S wing out a little fit some new bumper brackets refit bumper

weekend job.

[Edited on 05-01-2013 by Jason T]
Aidan-Fleming
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5th Jan 13 at 19:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so has the crash bar been hit? beacuse that sticks out further than the cross member, unless it was a small stump or summin lol
regfo
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5th Jan 13 at 19:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bumper wasn't bolted on in that photo, ill see what i can do with the lining up.

also i think the crash bar has been replaced, as there is a bit of a dent in the slam panel also. no damage at all whatsoever to the crash bar.

 
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