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    Coilover Clunking ... not the usual issue

    Just hoping for a bit of help really

    I've got GAZ GHA coilovers on the van. Swapped the top mounts round when i fitted them, had it all tracked up and they ride ok.

    The only issue is when at parking speeds with increased lock they clunk and unless you straighted up and go slightly opposite lock, so they clunk again the car will pull to the right or left. whichever direction you were manouvering in at low speeds.

    It seems really odd, i've had some of the guys at work (vauxhall) have a look but they've never really seen any coilover set ups before so i'm at a bit of a loss.

    There seems to be quite a bit of space at the strut top so the whole strut twists when locking hard over

    any help on this would be greatly appreciated

    thanks in advance!
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    You say top mount. Do mean both parts or just one part of them?

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    both parts as far as i know, theres nothing left on the standard struts.

    you've got me thinking now i'll go have a look at the standard shocks

    cheers keith
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    Sounds just like the problem which your saying isn't the normal issue? Without the bearing the spring will clunk/Pop round at low speeds when full locked etc...

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    this is what's left on the standard shocks





    its the plastic cup at the top, i followed a guide in the back of an old Total Vauxhall mag, they didn't mention anything about that cup

    is it the cup at the top of the standard strut i need to swap over to the coilovers

    thanks again guys, and apologies if it is the standard issue
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    Yer, that metal plate is all thats needed which is on top of the cup, if you remove it, will realise theres a bearing which atm you have the nut secured down onto

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    so i only need the bearing within that setup, which is left on the standard shock to put on the coilovers?

    this is a bit confusing, there was no fitting instructions with the kit and apparently Total Vauxhall didn't do it right either?

    thanks for your help joe
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    I know, can get abit annoying without any real instructions, im sure someone probably has, or will right a walkthrough on them...

    All you need to do is remove the strut, on top of the dome that came with the coilover on the top of the strut, place the bearing on the metal plate, then the rubber on top of that, before bolting it back up under your arch, can all be done without removing them completely if needed too

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    Yep I guessed what had happened.

    have a read of this thread should help ya

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=193213

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