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    Default Suspension clunk??

    I've got a clunking noise coming from what sounds like driver's side front.

    Started to notice it yesterday on the way back from Billing, noticed it even more today on the way to work.
    It's doing it on straight roads when you go over slight bumps, & also if you brake a little bit harder.

    Can't see anything loose or broken, could this be the front anti-roll bar bushes letting me know they need changing?

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    sounds like the drop links ian m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by glynn View Post
    sounds like the drop links ian m8
    They've not been on that long

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    the only other thing it could be is the bottom ball joint or the track rod end

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    Well good news, clunk sorted
    Brought the car into the workshop at break, jacked up drivers side & took wheel off to see what the problem was.

    Found this:







    It was sat between the spring & the shock, when the car went over a bump the spring would lift & the stone thought it could escape
    Then as spring compressed, it squeezed stone out of the way
    You can even see the mark it has left on the inside of the spring

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    result! Little barsteward!

    I had something similar last summer - knocking suspension for ages which miraculously disappeared after a good session with the pressure washer in the wheel arch

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    Now thats what i call a cheap fix ...........Can you imagine the stories VX would have told you if you took it to them for fixing !!!!!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    "oh yes, broken spring sir, we will have to replace the entire front end "
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    and rear end too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinky View Post
    Now thats what i call a cheap fix ...........Can you imagine the stories VX would have told you if you took it to them for fixing !!!!!!!!!
    Oh yes I can imagine the stories Chris

    I thought if it was the anti-roll bushes, should'nt go that quick as they seemed ok going to Billing (even though I know they need changing).

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