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Clunking when right turn
Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:54 AM
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.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 01:28 PM
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.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 03:56 PM
YOU CAN GO FAST, BUT I CAN GO ANYWHERE!
Mondeo mk2 2.0l 16v ghia X RiP 29.01.1998-23.12.2007
Posted 05 January 2008 - 05:17 PM
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.
Posted 07 January 2008 - 11:18 PM