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    front arb

    can anyone help me iv looked at changing the front arb bushes as i think its then thats making a clunking noise but had a look tonight and dont know how to get to them can anyone help me please the car is a astra gsi thanks

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    it wont be the bushes mate it will be the drop links if u have a knockin. its a w ell annoying nise to. there only about 15 pound each.
    if your not livin on the edge u take up to much room


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    its more a clunking noise that iv got going over bumps so thats wot made me think its the d bushes as it was the same when my mondeo made the same noise sure its the drop link?

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    I had a similar sound and it was droplinks
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    where can i get these from and are they easy to fit?

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    there easy to fit pal i got mine off ebay to about a hour to change both sides i got some of these but ive still got a slight knock on the front but only over a cobble road or something like that not over speed humps or anything its strange i was thinking about doing anti roll bar bushes next myself i had a look at the lower arms and they look to be in good condition mot is due next month so im hopeing that shows something up if ive not sorted it already

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsilee View Post
    can anyone help me iv looked at changing the front arb bushes as i think its then thats making a clunking noise but had a look tonight and dont know how to get to them can anyone help me please the car is a astra gsi thanks
    the knocking is more then likely the droplinks

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    how do you tell if the drop link is faulty? iv recently changed my pass side bearing as that was shot, and undid the link arm aswell (dont ask) and i now seem to have a clunking over bumps and if i slowly roll the car (to avoid dry steer) and steer from left to right everytrhing is tight and cant think what else could be, unless cv joings tone too..
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    did my droplinks last week because of clunking from the front and believe me upon undoing the top nut the whole drop link fell apart. outwardly they may look good, as mine did but the ball joints inside the cups just break from the housing and float around inside the rubber boot and it is often only the rubber boot that holds it from dropping away I paid £21 delievered for a genuine pair from http://www.vauxhall-car-parts.co.uk and thecar no longer clunks and handles/steers better.

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