I took my S4 to the local Audi dealership (Niello) because it was making a fairly loud clunking noise from the front right of the car during heavy braking or tight turns. I figured another control arm bushing had gone out which would be covered by warranty.
I get a call from my service rep he tells me the sub frame is bent which caused the lower control arm bushings to go out (upper went out on both sides previously); not under warranty obviously. He ask me what I hit? I told him nothing; then it dawns on me I started to notice this noise right after I got my new wheels on. So I'm thinking the guys who put my wheels on jacked up the car by the subframe and I'm screwed cuz I had the wheels put on about 2 months ago so recourse is unlikely.
Service rep says they tried to bend it back and they can't hes calling his body shop to see if they have something they can bend it back with.
I'm into the problem for less than $100 so far but I have this bad feeling it could spiral out of control real quick like.
It drives straight with no alignment issues, should I have them replace the lower bushings and just drive it?
If it comes down to it figure I can find a used subframe at a junkyard, does anyone know if it the same as the A4?
I replacing it as simple as unbolting the suspension/transmission dropping it and putting the used one in its place?
I know this is a lot of questions but I am just at the beginning of this issue so I have no idea where its going, I will keep everyone updated.
I appreciate any responses!
Thank you in advance,