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    front suspension top mounts

    hey guys i hope sumone can help over past couple months my car has been making like a crunching noise when go over speed bumps but only seems to do it when its wet.
    when i took it to kwikfit they said it could be a few things but they said it could be the top mounts, so my question is if the rubber has gone would it be making this noise hope sumone can help cheers

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    is it a crunching noise or a very dry creaking?

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    i had the same problem only when it was wet too.(dry creaking)

    it stopped doing it over a year ago and never came back again

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    its like dry creak/crunch its on the drivers side ive changed arb link rod as the rubbers on that had gone thats whats making me think its top mount

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    sounded like a top mount on mine drivers side too

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    The mounting rubbers on the ARB itself can get dry, causing a creak - a good greasing usually sorts that out. That's what I'd check next as it's easy and cheap to try

    Failing that, it looks like the top mounts would be next on the list

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    ive changed the arb coz they really had gone will a garage just change the top mounts or will they get me to replace whole shock?

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    That depends what the problem is, and whether the shock needs changing or not. If the shock is fine and the top mount is bollocksed, then there is no need for new shocks

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    ill ring garage tomorrow and tell um the problem and say i just want top mount changing see how much they will charge

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