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    Has anyone that has had the front coil spring mod' done found that it still doesn't cure the crunch noise when moving off and turning from stand still i.e when say manoevering, which mine still does but probably not as noisy as before the new ones were fitted, if i'm stationary and go from lock to lock there's nothing, as said I have to be moving forward at the same time for it to do it, just find it a disgrace that the VX designers couldn't get something as basic as this right in this day and age and we have to put up with a botch as putting ****** plastic sleeves on a coil spring due to a mismatch , annoys the ****ing hell out of me to be honest, Grrr...!! glad I got that out of my system!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by old cruiser View Post
    Has anyone that has had the front coil spring mod' done found that it still doesn't cure the crunch noise when moving off and turning from stand still i.e when say manoevering, which mine still does but probably not as noisy as before the new ones were fitted, if i'm stationary and go from lock to lock there's nothing, as said I have to be moving forward at the same time for it to do it, just find it a disgrace that the VX designers couldn't get something as basic as this right in this day and age and we have to put up with a botch as putting ****** plastic sleeves on a coil spring due to a mismatch , annoys the ****ing hell out of me to be honest, Grrr...!! glad I got that out of my system!! LOL
    Cheers Pete
    might not cure the problem but on mine i put two on each spring with loads of grease, and changed ARB bushes

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1804 View Post
    might not cure the problem but on mine i put two on each spring with loads of grease, and changed ARB bushes
    Thanks for that mate, mine has also got two on each spring for some reason, which I only noticed the other week, did wonder about ARB's but no other typical ARB symptoms present , so at the moment I'm a bit reluctant to change them, but will see how it goes.
    Cheers Pete

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    The spring sleeves don't cure a "crunch" noise, they're for a sharp noise more like metal striking metal.

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    The noise you hear while turning at low speeds, say in a car park is the bearings at the top of the front struts. If you change these it will go away. Not too bad a job to do but you need spring compressors.
    My car was the same and I changed them and it went away. Trouble is that now it is back again about a year later. My car is lowered so maybe this is putting more stress on the strut top bearings.
    Hope this helps.

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    Hmmmm...so how do you change these bearings?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie_barney View Post
    The noise you hear while turning at low speeds, say in a car park is the bearings at the top of the front struts. If you change these it will go away. Not too bad a job to do but you need spring compressors.
    My car was the same and I changed them and it went away. Trouble is that now it is back again about a year later. My car is lowered so maybe this is putting more stress on the strut top bearings.
    Hope this helps.
    Thanks for that mate, have been wondering about these also. Was yours also making this noise when stationary and going from lock to lock? as mine doesn't, I have to be moving slowly at the same time.
    Cheers Pete
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    Yeah have to be moving a little bit to get the noise.
    To change them you need to remove the strut, 2 bolts at the bottom and 3 torc head screws at the top of the strut. Lift out the strut and compress the spring just enough to take the tension off. remove the centre nut with a spanner and allen key or a socket with vice grips and allen key. Then lift out the bearing and replace. Simple. Each side should take about 30 - 45mins at most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie_barney View Post
    Yeah have to be moving a little bit to get the noise.
    To change them you need to remove the strut, 2 bolts at the bottom and 3 torc head screws at the top of the strut. Lift out the strut and compress the spring just enough to take the tension off. remove the centre nut with a spanner and allen key or a socket with vice grips and allen key. Then lift out the bearing and replace. Simple. Each side should take about 30 - 45mins at most.
    Cheers for the confirmation mate, got a set of old compressors kicking about somewhere, so may well change them when I get some time, incidently did you find undoing the top nut with strut removed was easy? as have changed a few struts etc on various cars in the past and nearly always had to loosen that nut with strut on car before removal.
    Cheers Pete

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    Didn't have a problem removing the nut with the strut removed. Stood it upright in the vice and used a socket with 2 sides ground down with an angle grinder to allow vice grips to lock tight on it and then put the allen key down through the centre.

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