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Old 25 Nov 2004, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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clunking in a morning

since its started getting cold in a morning, when i pull out of my drive & turn the wheel i hear a clunk from the front wheels :shock: i have to go over a minute bump as i pull out. after the clunk hear nothing all day in the car with regards to noise it drives perfectly. it only does it in a morning, strange :? any idea's anyone?
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Old 25 Nov 2004, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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stop running over the cat m8 :wink:
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Old 25 Nov 2004, 03:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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pmsl, no seriously :evil:
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Old 25 Nov 2004, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its the decals mate

Seriously though - hmmm I always thought that clunking etc coming from wheels/suspension is generally due to worn anti roll bar bushes ? It could also be something that freezes over night and then you driving off the drive frees it up ?
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Old 25 Nov 2004, 03:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its the decals mate

Seriously though - hmmm I always thought that clunking etc coming from wheels/suspension is generally due to worn anti roll bar bushes ? It could also be something that freezes over night and then you driving off the drive frees it up ?
thats what i'm thinking, its only started doing it since it got cold. no problems with it all day, just that slight clunk in a morning :?
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Old 25 Nov 2004, 07:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Could be the suspension just settling down, as its cold things contract ( we all know that boys :wink: ) and a bit of movement moves its position.
Dont think its anything to worry about.

like E's cat idea, could put one behind the wheel to save the handbrake :wink:



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Old 25 Nov 2004, 07:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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its the decals mate

Seriously though - hmmm I always thought that clunking etc coming from wheels/suspension is generally due to worn anti roll bar bushes ? It could also be something that freezes over night and then you driving off the drive frees it up ?
thats what i'm thinking, its only started doing it since it got cold. no problems with it all day, just that slight clunk in a morning :?
Hi Steve.....
Must be your bling bling rattling mate


Think like Nelson and Buzz said.... or even Hand brake related.... but nothing to worry about.

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Old 25 Nov 2004, 07:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Steve

i got similar knock in the mornings (not every morning)

turns out it's the Handbrake sticking slightly.

could it be this?
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Old 25 Nov 2004, 08:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Get similar when discs have got wet and you get that slight rust build up, but goes as soon as the wheels turn.
Re -reading steve's problem, it sounds like its after he has moved off a short distance, so that would rule out handbrake or slight build up on disc due to damp.

Still think its settling down or as nelson says bushes.

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Old 25 Nov 2004, 08:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have that problem (and a few others!) and replaced both anti roll bars and front and rear droplinks, didn't solve it

then, I have traced it to worn steering rack bushes which will be replaced at the weekend - I will report back!
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problem solved!
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got the car checked out last nite, nothing whatsoever wrong with it :? must be the cold weather & the fact my car ain't garaged ops: the guy who checked said the car was in tip top condition, unlike the driver :shock: :wink:
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Good news there steve :wink:

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Nice1.
Thats always good news! 8)
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got the car checked out last nite, nothing whatsoever wrong with it :? must be the cold weather & the fact my car ain't garaged ops: the guy who checked said the car was in tip top condition, unlike the driver :shock: :wink:

i could have told you that Steve :wink:
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