Clunk under braking

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cliffk
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Clunk under braking

Post by cliffk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:58 pm

I have recently noticed a clunk under braking at very low speed, if the car is just rolling and brakes are applied there is a clunk from somewhere at the front, I have recently replaced the drop links so don't think they are at fault, also there is an occasional clunk through the steering when going from lock to lock at low speed not sure if this is related.
Any ideas what I should look for and how to check any suspect components please.

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Doggy
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Re: Clunk under braking

Post by Doggy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:48 pm

Possibly strut top bearings.
Get both front wheels off the ground and work the steering from lock to lock / grab each front wheel in turn & work the steering from there.
If there are any issue you'll here and/or feel them.
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Re: Clunk under braking

Post by GingerMagic » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:26 pm

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=24160&p=243436&hilit=Clunk#p243436

Déjà vu..

Did the bushes get replaced?
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2005 Vauxhall Meriva
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Re: Clunk under braking

Post by cliffk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:50 pm

Nice one Ginger Magic forgot I have had similar issues in the past, yes changed the drivers side bottom wishbone this noise seems like its the passenger side so will check it out.

thanks for being on the ball unlike me!!!!

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