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    Thumbs Down COILOVER PROBLEM (knocking noise)

    Hi all, i have just fitted a set of FK coilovers to my Astra mk4, now when I'm driving there seems to be a knocking noise which occurs when i turn my steering wheel, what could the cause of this be?? Any help is much appreciated.

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    Its more than likely gonna be the top mount bearings mate, did you keep them when you changed the suspension over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSRI-DAN View Post
    Its more than likely gonna be the top mount bearings mate, did you keep them when you changed the suspension over?
    hi mate, im not sure what they are lol, but the coilovrs came with top mounts and i used my old ones that go on the top of thr bit you screw the bolt into to keep coilover on.

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    Ok then in that case you probably didn't lol, if you do a search knocking coilovers you will eventually come across one with a diagram explaining exactly what it is and where it should go. I will try and find it for you.
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    ok thanks alot mate highly appreciated!!

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    As gsri-dan has mentioned it will definately be top mount bearings.

    Look on the top of your old shocks and you will see the plastic cup part that sits inside the spring, on that at the top there will be a round thing that looks like a thick washer that you will turn if you put your finger on it. That's the bearing
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    ok so do i take the bearing out and put it in the mounts i got with the coilovers or do i use my old ones ? my coilovers r fk if this helps

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    Did you do your droplinks up tight enough? Where they join the coilover body?

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    i am going to check everything out tomorrow for tightness and am also going to do bearings because many many people think its because i did not put these on.

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