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  1. Paul_S

    Paul_S New Member

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    I've a had a clunk from the front of my Astra for a bit now, and despite my best efforts had been totally unable to find the problem. Tried wishbone bushes, etc etc, but it was only the other day when, while under the bonnet I noticed the nearside cover suspension strut seemed to be slightly raised ! Now I knew where the noise was coming from!! :shame:

    I haven't had time (nor do I have axle stands at home) to try and have a closer look at it, but I'm guessing it'll be the top mount, and/or bearing, would that sound right? There's no obvious play in it, but it sits about 1/4" higher than the other one, so I know there's something wrong!

    My question is, as I won't have time till the weekend to do anything about it, am I best to take it to a garage to get them to sort it? Any ideas roughly how much it would cost? It shouldn't be too much work in theory to do myself, it's just a time factor really..

    Thanks:)
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    danuk Well-Known Member

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    where your wheels turned when you checked them or were they straight. as turned wheels can cause them to raise slightly anyway. I doubt it would cost much to get done at a garage though.

    My gf had a 1.6 astra G with a clunk, it turned out to be the rear engine mount.
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    Paul_S New Member

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    The wheels were straight when I checked it; also, if you turn the steering wheel sharply you can hear a noise (a lot quieter than when you're moving).

    Thanks for the info, it's booked in with a local garage for Friday, think that's the easiest way, it could be so many things I think !!!
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    bigtee New Member

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    very common for the top mounting bearings to be worn i have replaced loads but we fitted the complete strut from scrap yard otherwise you need to compress the spring and remove the top bearing not a real bad job but just takes a few hours.

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