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    Hi

    My 53/04 2.0T has developed an array of noises! The first was a clunk from the nearside front wheel which turned out to be a suspension joint. Kwik Fit replaced this, though it required a whole new lower suspension arm and was about £150. This did get rid of the clunking on that side.

    Since then, I've noticed a definite clunk, quite a harsh metallic clunk when going over speed bumps. Seems to be mainly from the driver's side.

    There is also a crunching noise when I go over speed bumps too, accompanying the metallic clunk.

    In addition, there's a low level, constant rumbling sound at any speed above about 20 mph. It's quiet, but noticeable.

    Also, occasionally when I steer, especially when accelerating, or reversing off a driveway, I get a clunk. On the MOT it said there was slight play in the steering rack knuckle joint. Does anyone know how big a job this is to fix?

    Any advice on the clunking, crunching and steering rack knuckle joint would be very gratefully received!

    Best regards,

    Phil

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    Many Vec suffer from noises in the front suspension do to the lack of spring seats.....there is a "spring seat mod" which you add a pair of rubber sleeves to the front coils...works well.
    The joints that you mention I recommend to take it to a mech...unless you have the tools and want to get you hands dirty

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