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    how will i know if the drop links need replacing? they have been on since the car was new and 45500 miles and i have just noticed a clink when i go up my drop kerb at home? tia

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    For what they cost and the ease of changing i'd get them done m8. Less than £20 a pair.

    45500 miles they are probably shot anyhow!

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    To be honest buddy for the price of them and the fact they have done big mileage i would change them anyway you should have change from £25 pound for the pair even cheaper from ebay last ones i got cost me £15 the pair delivered and only 30 mins to change both sides !!!!!

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    If you go over rough ground they tend to make a noise. also if you hold the "rod" and pull and push it away from it,s mounting "ie" trying to pull it off and push it back again, if it shows signs of movement if it is knackered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinky View Post
    To be honest buddy for the price of them and the fact they have done big mileage i would change them anyway you should have change from £25 pound for the pair even cheaper from ebay last ones i got cost me £15 the pair delivered and only 30 mins to change both sides !!!!!
    just been looking at your how2 mate they are easy to change think i will just do them see if it makes a difference!!!

    off the topic i had an mot advisory for a macpherson strut could that make it clunk? and what and where is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectragsi3.2 View Post
    just been looking at your how2 mate they are easy to change think i will just do them see if it makes a difference!!!

    off the topic i had an mot advisory for a macpherson strut could that make it clunk? and what and where is it?
    The macpherson strut is the whole suspension unit incorporating spring and shock absorber. What was the advisory on it. It could make a clunk if the top mount is worn
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    Quote Originally Posted by vectragsi3.2 View Post
    just been looking at your how2 mate they are easy to change think i will just do them see if it makes a difference!!!

    off the topic i had an mot advisory for a macpherson strut could that make it clunk? and what and where is it?
    Mot. When we took Larisa B in for it,s mot. The tester (my mate) said Ed your drop links are knackered ( I knew they were) he said It is NOT MOT FAILABLE though. I have since changed them, and there is no noise when we go over a bump.
    The Mc pherson strut is the front spring "like" set up.
    If the bearing at the top was worn out you might get anoise put more like play (movement).

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    Macpherson strut is the front suspension leg on your car and yes it could make it clunk but it would also affect the handling on yours as you have Bilstein B6's fitted to yours so i would go for the drop links first as they are the cheapest,if i remember the struts are about £150 each and you should change in pairs !!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    The macpherson strut is the whole suspension unit incorporating spring and shock absorber. What was the advisory on it. It could make a clunk if the top mount is worn
    it just said it needed replacing?? that isnt the spring and shock is it? as its not long had bilstein shocks and h&r springs??? if not is it easy to fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    Mot. When we took Larisa B in for it,s mot. The tester (my mate) said Ed your drop links are knackered ( I knew they were) he said It is NOT MOT FAILABLE though. I have since changed them, and there is no noise when we go over a bump.
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news Ed, but they ARE MOT failable. Or did he mean yours hadn't got that bad yet?
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