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    clonking + loud screeching/squeeking noise

    for aboute a month now there is a very loud screeching/squeeking noise whenever i go over speed bumps comming from the front of the car, even if its at 5mph, and the last few days there is a constant loud clonking/ rattling noise comming from the front (as far as i can tell) when driving along on even slightly rough road. its realy starting to annoy me now as it sounds like a piece of c*** going over speed bumps or on bumpy roads :/ any suggestions would be appreciated
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    Mine doesn't 'clonk' but it does make a noise a bit like an old mattress from the front. I was told it's because the shocks and springs are filthy and need to be cleaned and lubed. I'm going to WD40 the front and rear suspension and see if that fixes it. It only happens when it's warm and dry so assuming it could be correct (and I did drive through a field fairly recently)

    Other advice was ARB bushes or droplinks.

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    Yep, as above, most likely drop links (cheap, £15 or less each and easy to change) or anti roll bar bushes which I think are more of a faff to change.

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    In some cases these strange sounds can also be due to loose or missing screws on the engine belly pan.

    I would check that out first as it's a cheap and easy fix - if you can get under the car

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