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Skylined
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16th Feb 11 at 15:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get a clunking noise when I turn the wheel, usually when the car is still or going slow.

Just had an MOT and the link arms had gone so thought that was it. But I've since replaced them but it's still doing it.

Astra GSi btw...any ideas?
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chrisritch
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Originally posted by biswell
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could be the strut top bearings
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does it clunk as you turn the wheel, or does it sound like its clunking with the road wheels rotation, if its knocking when you switch the steering back and fore sounds like worn bushes, lower arm
Ben G
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my focus done this on the drivers side after i lowered it. i think it was because when we took the strut off the bearings fell out and couldn't find 1 or 2 to put back in.

just left it, seemed alright.
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i think it's more as you turn the wheel, not the wheel rotation.

it's been like this for over a year now so can't be anything too hazardous.

you reckon it's strut bearings? the springs are lowered but think the struts are standard
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Snapped spring?
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quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
my focus done this on the drivers side after i lowered it. i think it was because when we took the strut off the bearings fell out and couldn't find 1 or 2 to put back in.

just left it, seemed alright.


I take it you're joking
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Originally posted by Skylined
i think it's more as you turn the wheel, not the wheel rotation.

it's been like this for over a year now so can't be anything too hazardous.

you reckon it's strut bearings? the springs are lowered but think the struts are standard


My old car did that, it was the bush at the bottom of the steering column. Made a pop then clunk when turned left to right while stationary.
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Originally posted by Skylined
i think it's more as you turn the wheel, not the wheel rotation.

it's been like this for over a year now so can't be anything too hazardous.

you reckon it's strut bearings? the springs are lowered but think the struts are standard


My old car did that, it was the bush at the bottom of the steering column. Made a pop then clunk when turned left to right while stationary.


Sounds about right

Big job to change? Will it cause any damage if i leave it?
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Originally posted by Ronson
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Originally posted by Skylined
i think it's more as you turn the wheel, not the wheel rotation.

it's been like this for over a year now so can't be anything too hazardous.

you reckon it's strut bearings? the springs are lowered but think the struts are standard


My old car did that, it was the bush at the bottom of the steering column. Made a pop then clunk when turned left to right while stationary.


Sounds about right

Big job to change? Will it cause any damage if i leave it?


I never changed it, although tightening a nut at the bottom of the column helped, no idea what it'll be like on your car but have a try.
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Originally posted by alan-g-w
quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
my focus done this on the drivers side after i lowered it. i think it was because when we took the strut off the bearings fell out and couldn't find 1 or 2 to put back in.

just left it, seemed alright.


I take it you're joking


why would i be? it was only making a noise when pulling out of turnings and it didn't seem to affect anything.
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So bearings 'fell out' and you didn't think to replace them? No offence but do you think that Ford just put them there for shits and giggles?

Just because it didn't 'seem to affect' anything doesn't mean it won't.

In fact, just realised you said it made a noise when turning - you'll find that this would be two surfaces scraping fuck out of each other because there's meant to be a bearing in between them.

[Edited on 16-02-2011 by alan-g-w]
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well i drove the car for a year like it and never had a single problem. sorry for not shelling out silly money on a new strut even though the one on the car was fine.

edit: elite direct (tyre place, good reputation) also took a look at it for me when i had new tyres put on and they even said it's fine.

[Edited on 16-02-2011 by Ben G]
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Originally posted by alan-g-w
So bearings 'fell out' and you didn't think to replace them? No offence but do you think that Ford just put them there for shits and giggles?

Just because it didn't 'seem to affect' anything doesn't mean it won't.

In fact, just realised you said it made a noise when turning - you'll find that this would be two surfaces scraping fuck out of each other because there's meant to be a bearing in between them.

[Edited on 16-02-2011 by alan-g-w]



did you have to drive it? let the man do what he wants with his car
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quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
my focus done this on the drivers side after i lowered it. i think it was because when we took the strut off the bearings fell out and couldn't find 1 or 2 to put back in.

just left it, seemed alright.


imagine how well ford engines are put together
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Ah right, well as long as you let a tyre place check it that's ok then...

I'll ask again, do you not think that Ford know more about the car than you and fitted one because they deemed it nessesary? And if it fell off the strut, how could you not just re-fit it? Don't see why it would require a whole new strut.
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My clunking was my topmount whipped it off new one on and packed with grease and it stopped it
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If you've changed the springs id put money on the springs not being positioned correctly.
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what's the topmount?

and how would they not be positioned correctly? The ends not pushed up against the bushes?
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Top mount = strut top mount



^ that's from a MK3 astra.
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Originally posted by alan-g-w
Ah right, well as long as you let a tyre place check it that's ok then...

I'll ask again, do you not think that Ford know more about the car than you and fitted one because they deemed it nessesary? And if it fell off the strut, how could you not just re-fit it? Don't see why it would require a whole new strut.


oh for christ sake. elite direct is a big place specialising in wheels, suspension, tyres and exhausts. it wasn't johnny flash in a run down old shack checking it.

i think they know more about the things then you do.

why do you care you argumentative little sod? it wasn't your car so feck off

[Edited on 17-02-2011 by Ben G]
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quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
quote:
Originally posted by alan-g-w
Ah right, well as long as you let a tyre place check it that's ok then...

I'll ask again, do you not think that Ford know more about the car than you and fitted one because they deemed it nessesary? And if it fell off the strut, how could you not just re-fit it? Don't see why it would require a whole new strut.


oh for christ sake. elite direct is a big place specialising in wheels, suspension, tyres and exhausts. it wasn't johnny flash in a run down old shack checking it.

i think they know more about the things then you do.

why do you care you argumentative little sod? it wasn't your car so feck off

[Edited on 17-02-2011 by Ben G]


Fuckign hilarious mate, I'm the argumentative little sod when you were the guy that questioned what speed I estimated a motorbike was going.

So if we're name calling you're just a hypocritical spineless wish-you-were-still-driving-an-ST cunt.

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