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I have a new problem now. when driving slowly over a small dip or bump I get a clunk from the right side front wheel. everything seems tight and I hear nothing when I spin the wheel in neutral ball joint seems good. strut also seems tight
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Re: front end noise

Have you checked the anti roll bar bushes? They are cheap and easy to change...
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thanks I will check that today, going on an Italian Car Ride on Sunday. I do not want any surprises.
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I have a new problem now. when driving slowly over a small dip or bump I get a clunk from the right side front wheel. everything seems tight and I hear nothing when I spin the wheel in neutral ball joint seems good. strut also seems tight
Mine does this occasionally, too, but it's never been picked up on an MOT test.
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Re: front end noise

Could be brake calliper rattle.

One way to check / eliminate this is to gently apply the brake pedal an see if the noise goes away?

An MOT would not pick up on this.
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Re: front end noise

But that's a rattle, not a clunk!
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it appears that I was mistaken, according to my wife that is not uncommon ,moving on, it happened again today on an Italian Car Ride, in Milton ,and it felt like it was under the floor behind my seat. so now I surmise there is movement at the rear trailing arm bushes.so another parts shipment from the UK. yup
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Yes sounds as if that is it. I had the same for some time before realising where the noise was coming from. The inner one of the two bearing had rusted and broken. Whilst under the car (and whilst I still remembered how to do it) decided to do both swing arms.
Reasonably easy job and spares kits easily obtained.
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Maybe that's where my intermittent clunk is coming from! Thanks, guys!
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