Why does our Ford Escort keep needing new suspension wishbones?

My wife hit the kerb skidding on ice in our X-reg Ford Escort. It creased the wishbone and it also needed a new track rod end. Within three months it was all over the place again and I had the wishbone changed. It has now been a further two months and it is going the same way again? What could be causing them to wear so quickly? On both occasions it was laser tracked.

Asked on 6 September 2010 by billyj

Answered by Honest John
Obviously something else is bent. Even if you replace the entire front suspension, part of the chassis subframe may be bent. Better to get rid of the car.
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