Spent the day hanging the GF's new exhibition at a local gallery, decided it was warm enough to get the rear of the car up on stands and search again for the long-term weird rear suspension issue. Shocks off , springs off, found the PS trailing arm bushing was toast - the metal collar around the bushing just fell off as I was poking around with a pry bar, and by the corrosion it had been trashed for a while. Everything else looks firm and tight. Why do I always find this stuff at 4.30pm on a Saturday?
And...why did the guys who did my "4 wheel alignment" two weeks ago fail to spot this? (and why didn't I?)