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    Front suspension knock

    Hi I am new to the club and a relatively new Astra owner - purchased an 02 convertible back in August last year (60k miles). Great car, even found some nice days to enjoy it with the hood down! All was well but it has recently developed an obvious knocking from the front suspension, more obvious at slow speed (side roads, pot holes and the dreaded speed bumps). Had a service yesterday and had the garage take a look, thinking it was probably a worn suspension bush or similar. They advise the noise is coming from the steering rack????? The steering feels fine, smooth and drives in a straight line, no wandering etc. The noise is there even when driving in a straight line. Can't beleive its the rack! Any thoughts or similar experiences?

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    When mine was knocking it was the front drop links...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    When mine was knocking it was the front drop links...
    As above. Mine were knocking even at low speeds over the slightest bump. Proved to be the drop links. Very cheap to replace and you can fit them yourself in 5 minutes

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    Thanks for the advice. If this is the problem it sounds like an easy fix. Will the problem be obvious to spot?

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