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    Really can't work out what it is, there is a sort of knocking catching noise coming off the passenger front wheel. Happens occasionally on full lock or other times when I straighten up. Sounds like you have driven over something and catching sort of pop rubber sound. Any ideas?

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    Sounds like it 'could' be one of the constant velocity joints on one of the front drive shafts.

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    When stationary, moving or both?

    My first guess' would be Broken spring, knackered strut top bearing or a missing lower spring sleeve

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    When moving, there eibach springs as well hoping to have alot more luck with those. I would of thought being a spring I would notice on the bumps which I dont. Looks like the spring sleeve is there ( not mechanically minded ) is cv joints or strut top an expensive repair?

    Getting a bit fed up with the Vectra seems one thing after another.

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    CV joints are a ****** but the strut tops are fairly straight forward.

    If the noise is a constant click click click noise when driving on full lock it'll be the CV joint. If it's a clunk that only happens when you turn the steering and it's a random clunk it's more than likely strut top bearings

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    Cheers John, rough estimate on fixing the strut top price wise? Was debating throwing in the towel and getting an Astra coupe.

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    I'd personally have both sides done so, 20 quid a side plus about an hours labour

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    Just an update, they couldn't find nothing maybe just some dirt could of gotten into the sleeve, so guess just play it by ear.

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    i had the car to a mate of mine today, who is a vx mechanic he said the same thing he said it is just all the salt and muck on the roads, best thing to do is remove wheels and grease or wd40

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