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    today i heard for the first time a type of clonk knock just like a ball joint
    does but it sounds from the fronti ave had the car up in the air today and
    checked around the suspension but i cant find the problem so has anyone
    had this type of noise,i`m pretty sure its coming from the front,any info is
    much appreciated but i`ll be getting it into the dealer tomox to get it seen
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    hi andy, did you check your drop links from the shock to the anti-rool bar they can make quite a bad knocking noise

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    i did have a quick shuffle around but didnt find anything obvious so i`ll get
    it into the dealers and let me m8 have a look at it.



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    hope it isn't a big expensive job for you mate
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    Andy i would put money on the "Drop links" matey the clonk wont show up much if you jack the car up as they are under load so will feel tight anyway the dealer can pay for them as they are only cheap !!!!!!

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    i'll 2nd Drinky on this one....

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    cheers guys

    after that day i aint heard anymore clunking upto now but think i`ll get
    the drop links replaced anyway.seems strange it only done it just that 1
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    hi ive not long bought vec vxr and its got a creeking from n/s front when i turn right slightly but i cant see any thing at all is that the same as your noise or has any one else any clues

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    andy,
    i've had this problem for quite a while on my vectra sri 03. Its starting to do my head in, my local garage replaced a front wishbone ball joint which sorted the problem to begin with, but now its back worse than ever. This cost me £170 so im not too keen to get the other wheels done!

    I would be interested to hear if anyone else has had to get this done.

    Cheers

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    that seems a steep way to do it.....

    they normally knock from the antiroll bar links, which are far cheaper..the lower arms don't really wear in my experience..

    they're not that hard to change, so if you do need the other side doing ( has the noise changed where it's coming from) then i'd contemplate doing it yourself..

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