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    i`ve noticed since the weather has gotten warmer that every now and again theres a sound coming from the front end of the car when braking, its like a metallic snapping or breaking sound, it doesn`t happen every time but it happens either under heavy braking or light braking when slowing down gently to stop, and its usually as the car stops when i hear the noise, now like i say it doesn`t happen every time and its only started as the weather has warmed up, and their is plenty of pad and disc left yet, and being as i can see through my alloys and i can`t see anythin loose, and the car does stop with out any problems i`m just thinkin is this somethin to worry about

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    Check your wheel nuts are tight.

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    i`ve checked the wheel nuts and they are fine, i can`t see the wheel nuts bein the cause of this odd noise tho tbh

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    Have you swapped your discs and pads for aftermarket ones (i.e. non-VX)???

    I noticed similar clunking when I bought some MTEC drilled/grooved discs and Mintex pads
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    check that a front coil spring hasnt snapped

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra ste View Post
    check that a front coil spring hasnt snapped
    i was just away to say that check the springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damo77 View Post
    Have you swapped your discs and pads for aftermarket ones (i.e. non-VX)???

    I noticed similar clunking when I bought some MTEC drilled/grooved discs and Mintex pads
    no its been in a garage to have new standard brake pads and discs fitted way before i bought it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark-R View Post
    i was just away to say that check the springs
    yeah i`ll check them later, is it gonna be big money to replace if they have snapped then?

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    have a look in detail for any cracks on the coil springs

    best to do them in pairs as well

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    from what i can see, the springs seem to be fine, so now its left me thinkin, what else it could be

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