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    Default Loud clunk/twang F/N/S

    Hi all

    When going from lock to lock get a lound twang one way and a clunk the other way, had the wheels off this morning and seems to be comming from the top strut mounting(this seems to be slightly out of line on full lock) on the nearside. No body seems to stock these and Vauxhall want £43 plus VAT.

    1. Can they be sourced from any body else.
    2. After removing the strut from the car do you need spring compressors or have to remove the spring to change the top mount.
    3. Do you have to change the drop link as it is rumoured to be a disposable item

    Thanks in advance

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    the part number for the bearing is 13270705. Cost me about £18 inc VAT

    info courtesy of BIG KNOX

    gotta be cheaper malc dont go for cheap aftermarket drop link they dont last genuine ones seem too last a lot longer VX will have them in stock so we'll try removing the old one without butchering it first and only buy one if req
    problem is when you go to undo it you have to use a spanner on the nut and hold the bolt with an allen key or torx key and due to corrosion it rounds for toffee and its out with the angle grinder then to remove

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    looks like major tool buying spree as you need a 22m swan neck and spring compressors.

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    got a 22mm combi spanner if thats any good sure can borrow a set of spring clamps if i ask around work

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    A photo how-to would be great! I need to do this to mine! I know I'm pushing my luck but if you don't ask...

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    dont see why not can see quite a few pics showing me and the father in law swearing head scratching and hurting ourselves lol

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    That's what I was afraid of!

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    Going to try fixing it a week on Tuesday due to being on nights for seven shifts, dont mind preserving my efforts on film for those who like the sight of blood.

    Any body got any ideas for cheap parts? Seen the post for the £18 replacements but cant find anything under VX £43 at the moment.

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    Vx top mounts are about £43, there is also a steering bearing under the top mount (about £18), this is most likely the problem......

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    might be worth trying to crack the top bolts with a socket and bar while the wheels are on the floor that way you wont need to buy a swan neck spanner.

    worked for me every time an various cars

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