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    hi guys,
    got a knocking noise coming from o/s front wheel when turning wheel when stationary or pulling away and cornering at slowish speed.
    is this the signs of a broken spring or something worse?

    thanks in advance

    chris

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    Commmon fault, most probably. The springs are moving in the "bottom plate" of your McPherson. At the bottom end of your front springs, there should be some protective plastic, kind of a 10 cm long "stocking".

    This is covered more detailed in alot of other posts here
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    sounds like a cv joint mate

    check your gaiters haven't split open

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyver1 View Post
    sounds like a cv joint mate

    check your gaiters haven't split open
    described the prob to one of the mechanics in my work and he said the same about cv joints and drive shafts. (are these the same?)

    anyone know roughly how much i should be looking to pay?

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    Just had my inner done for £95 so i suppose outer would be a bit cheaper

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    thats not as bad as a spring i suppose if it is the drive shaft(inner or outer)

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    cv gaiter as in above post is about the right price, but thats for the gaiter only, NOT the joint

    there not cheap, so a decent back street garage will be your best bet, main dealer will want to take your house and kids to pay for it

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