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Old 10-05-2012   #1
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Clunking noise

Developed a clunking noise from the front near side wheel, when going over rough roads, potholes and speed-bumps. noise is most noticeable when not accelerating.

Had the front wheel off and cant find anything that's obviously loose, and there's a bit of play in the drive-shaft at either side.

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Re: Clunking noise

suspension bushes?

my front suspension arm rear bushes need replacing, its a bit clunky when steering but when going over severe bumps they properly bang
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Re: Clunking noise

Check arb drop links have no play in them
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Re: Clunking noise

My GP only made the sound when accelerating.
Turned out the gearbox hitting a metal strip under the car.
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Re: Clunking noise

seemed to identified where the noise is comming from, its at the nearside front strut top mounting area. The nut is secure however when wobbling the wheel you can feel play in it.

Any ideas how to resolve this?
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Re: Clunking noise

IF its worn it needs to be replaced:

https://www.fiatforum.com/grande-pun...placement.html

i would still bet 5 new pence its the drop link
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after looking think its the top strut, any ideas on the part number?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2007627847...#ht_500wt_1413
is this the right thing?
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Re: Clunking noise

When I had this on my old Corsa it turned out to be a tracking rod apparently. I'm no boffin by any sorts just going by what I was told.
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