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#1 mike3671

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:54 AM

Hi
My 1998 Sreg 1.8LX has just started making a clunking noise when turning right.
It drives fine and doesn't make any funny noise otherwise.But obviously I would rather nip it in the bud.
I don't know much about cars so would welcome some advice before I take it to the garage.
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#2 hks_kansei

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 01:28 PM

is it a single clunk?

or a series of smaller rapid clunks? (clunk-clunk-clunk-clunk-clunk-clunk)


if it's the 2nd it might be your CV joints on the way out.


Have a look behind each front wheel, you will see a rubber boot on the driveshaft (see image below), inspect this for any cracks, tears, splits, or holes. usually grease escapes if there are any so look for grease.

If there are any of the above problems, you will likely need a new CV joint, they can be repaired to some extent, but it's fairly cheap to replace the whole thing.

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#3 steves98mondeo

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 03:56 PM

also maybe be the wishbone
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#4 mike3671

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 05:17 PM

I had a look and the gator on the nearside CV joint has come off.
I had it replaced in October to get it through its MOT.
I contacted the garage and they are going to refit it on Monday and pack it out with grease.
To my mind if the CV joint has been damaged then they should replace it but I don't know whether they will.
One more question the Gator was secured in place by some kind of metal clip at the thin end but a cable tie at the other.Is that right as it seems a bit flimsy to me.

#5 Horriblegit

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 05:40 PM

Mine was doing this, cv joints/wishbones are fine. Turns out its the upper bearing on the right hand shock. Sounds bloody awful.
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#6 albufeira

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 11:18 PM

hi mike mine's an x reg gia and i was getting a funny sound turning right,especially roundabouts. just had my front offside suspension spring snap on me.Hope you sort it out. albufeira