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    Trying to source where it is coming from, every time i turn the steering i get a knocking noise, and every time i go over speed bumps.

    Am i right in thinking i have a broken spring?


    Also another problem i have, is when i turn my steering from lock to lock, my lights dim, does that mean i have a alternator that is on it way out?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ianuk View Post
    Trying to source where it is coming from, every time i turn the steering i get a knocking noise, and every time i go over speed bumps.

    Am i right in thinking i have a broken spring?


    Also another problem i have, is when i turn my steering from lock to lock, my lights dim, does that mean i have a alternator that is on it way out?


    Cheers
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    headlamps are normal due to electric powersteering. could just be anti rolllink arms jack it up and have a good look for play and worn joints

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    If it were a spring there wouldn't be too much of a 'knocking' but when you turn the wheel it would resist then give way with a 'PRONG' sound where the coil springs back. At least thats what happened to me.
    Over speed bumps I could say a top mount is on its way out.....?
    Could be a few suspension problems to be honest....

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    More than likely an anti roll bar drop link. Also check the top radiator mounts as they can make a knocking sound too

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    Cheers. Will have a look in the morning.

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    Anti Roll bar as John said would be the normal culprit, I seem to have the same thing, seemed to bang a lot when no ice and the car was losing traction, could feel a prong!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert_dale View Post
    Anti Roll bar as John said would be the normal culprit, I seem to have the same thing, seemed to bang a lot when no ice and the car was losing traction, could feel a prong!!

    where abouts in teesside u from mate??

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