front passenger guard has dropped, why? Also, front end makes a clunk/thud noise sometimes.

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Asked by Jun 01, 2013 at 07:14 AM about the 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS. Hit a kangaroo and damaged front passenger guard and door
as well as lights. Have just had car repaired. Passenger front now sits lower than driver
side. Also, for a while now front has a 'groan' sound when driving and turning. Please help.

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No, he hopped away. Hopefully someone can give me the answer to my problems though.

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Your repair shop didn't do such a fine job, eh? From your description, I'd say the groaning sound was a wheel bearing or one of your accessories driven off your serpentine belt, like the power steering pump is failing. The drop in height can be a suspension part that was bent and not replaced. Was this an insurance job? If you can take it back to the repair shop to get it corrected.

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Thanks for that. Yes, it was an insurance job. Before I take it back to the smash repairer I have to work out if it is his fault or not.

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