I've been trying unsuccessfully for the past 4 weeks to find someone to repair what seems to be a worn rear beam on a 2004 gti 180. Pedders have diagnosed the creaking noise as coming from the rear beam axle. They either don't know how or care enough to fix it.
I've been to 3 mechanics who are recommended on this forum who have said it's too big a job and that I should sell the car. Thay said the beam had to be resleaved or something ... I'm not a mechanic so I don't really know what that means. I haven't even been given a price for the repair ... nobody seems to want to do it.
Thing is I only bought the car 6 weeks ago and it's only done 80000ks :'( I checked a trade in price and I stand to loose about 5k if I go down that path. I really like the drive, but the noise the rear is making is insane.
I can't understand why it's such a big problem either ... there are tonnes of 206s on the roads here ... not exactly an uncommon vehicle or an uncommon problem with the vehicle. I understand the fix is about a GBP400 job in the UK. Why are we so special here?
Can anyone tell me where I should go to get this fixed. I'm starting to really run out of options.