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    Every now and again i hear a clunk from my front left suspension only going over sharp bumps or turning the odd corner- anyone else heard this?? and know what it is??

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    First things to check for are cracked spring or warn drop link, imo...

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    are they pricey or hard to fix?? DIY job or not??! is this common??

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    They are both common, hopefully it will be just the drop links mate & the are under £15 each at vx & an easy job i'm told.

    What motor do you have btw...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh.dti View Post
    First things to check for are cracked spring or warn drop link, imo...


    Drop links are even cheaper from places like EuroCarParts - about a fiver each

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    mines a 2003 2.0dti saloon!! i hope its only that and not anything else! ill have to get her up on the ramps and/or jack her up and have a peek - weathers to be bad here this weekend too

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    Quote Originally Posted by John3v36 View Post
    Every now and again i hear a clunk from my front left suspension only going over sharp bumps or turning the odd corner- anyone else heard this?? and know what it is??
    Another culprit is the upper rear suspension arms,these can be checked whist the car is on the ground,mine had similar clunks.

    Grasp the top of the rear wheel at 10 oclock and 2 oclock and try and push and pull the wheel backwards and forwards ,if you feel a clunk whist doing this maybe 10mm to 20mm of play,its odds on the above,don't panic to much though ,cheapish and easy to fix,since doing them on mine no more knocking ahh the bliss.

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    I've got this on my 06 vectra cdti. Been back to Arnold Clark/Masterfit many a time (warranty) and they say there's nothing wrong.
    It gets quite severe over bumps or sometimes while turning corners. What are drop links? Could it be anything else like CV boots, or a wishbone somewhere? It's a teeth-grinding noise eh?

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    I had a clunk/knock going over speedhumps and it was the anti-rollbar bushes

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    Check out this thread for alternative suggestion:

    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=55613

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