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  • Suspension help please

    Hi folks had a hollow type bang/knocking noise from front drivers side of the car when a go over pot holes or bumps for few days now think it might be something to do with shock absorber??? any thoughts?? also when a tried to rock the car by hand on front wings it moves up and down lot more easier this side other than passenger side, car is lowered on eibach sportlines( was done by 888 before a got car from dealer when new so would this be covered under a warrenty if it is shocker thats goosed??) doubt it tho prob just wear n tear

    If anyone thinks they no what it is please say before a get car in to get checked asap
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    could be track rod end or drop link what ever people call them on these. jack car up wiggle the wheel see if theres any play.
    check all bolts around suspension area tight. check engine mounts aswell as can cause it to bang and move

    spring could be turning causing it to twang. happend in my vectra stripped it, cleaned and oiled moving parts put back together and solved it. was dread it was a snapped spring

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    • #3
      Originally posted by beefycol View Post
      could be track rod end or drop link what ever people call them on these. jack car up wiggle the wheel see if theres any play.
      check all bolts around suspension area tight. check engine mounts aswell as can cause it to bang and move
      No play in wheel checked that, just because a can push car down lot easier and more on drivers side thats why a think it might be shocker or spring
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ArdenBlueBrian View Post
        No play in wheel checked that, just because a can push car down lot easier and more on drivers side thats why a think it might be shocker
        check things i said not sure how to check the shock, sure one is the seals on it. sure someone will answer soon.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by beefycol View Post
          check things i said not sure how to check the shock, sure one is the seals on it. sure someone will answer soon.
          Awrite thanks mate, gona get it into my local vx specialist to get it looked at (not stealers dnt trust them near me)
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          • #6
            spring could have completely snapped happened to a golf gti I had and had symptoms similar to that!
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            Originally posted by soosie
            Gosh Cerberus , yours is exceptionally long !
            Originally posted by soosie
            Gosh Cerberus , really, really HUGE !

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cerberus View Post
              spring could have completely snapped happened to a golf gti I had and had symptoms similar to that!
              hmm awrite could be that aswell a suppose, car dont feel diff really to drive tho
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ArdenBlueBrian View Post
                hmm awrite could be that aswell a suppose, car dont feel diff really to drive tho
                already said could be lol. wont be it does proper twang, and it be dropped like mad

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                • #9
                  when the spring went on my VW there was no noticeable difference to drive but hellish noise on full lock and going over any bumps. Put your hand behind the wheel and see if you can jiggle the springs , if u can the spring will be bungalowed!
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                  Originally posted by soosie
                  Gosh Cerberus , yours is exceptionally long !
                  Originally posted by soosie
                  Gosh Cerberus , really, really HUGE !

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                  • #10
                    My drop links are being replaced on the corsa, same knocking nose because its lowered.

                    Rabbid Tuned - WG Motorworks
                    www.wgmotorworks.co.uk

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                    • #11
                      Update soz its took so long but been working flat out last wee while, went to get looked at today and turns out its actually the passenger side thats the problem so would never have found it a was convinced it was drivers side but full points to most of you as it was drop link as said above that was the problem so its all sorted now no more bangs over the holes or bumps in road
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                      • #12
                        Glad to hear your motor's all sorted now Brian! x
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PaulieMB View Post
                          Glad to hear your motor's all sorted now Brian! x
                          Was in two mind what to do as all ave ever had is bad luck/service from local dealers but since we moved to our new house a thought ad give it one last go with dealers to see what was wrong and must say had really good service and found/fixed it in half an hour or so. also surprised it was covered by vx as car has been lowered altho it was vxrpc that done the springs so mabye that keeps warrenty on it

                          All sorted now tho and happy with the car again now, esp as left service bit to find people looking in window and checking car out, love when that happens
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                          • #14
                            Yeah, makes you feel proud to have such a cool car . Great to hear the house move has been a good one, too. x
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PaulieMB View Post
                              Yeah, makes you feel proud to have such a cool car . Great to hear the house move has been a good one, too. x
                              yea moved near a good dealer so all good lol
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