Clunking noises from front end

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Hi guys,

Would appreciate some advice re my c270 cdi (2002)

For the past few weeks I have noticed a subtle clunking/knocking noise coming from the front end of the car (steering/suspension etc???). It come about primarily while turning (at slow speeds), but also when slowing down to a complete stop. It can be quite loud sometimes; and other times you can't hear it..

When driving at normal road speeds or motorway all is fine, and the car is smooth, and corners well.

I first thought it was my brakes, but later realised it wasn't happening exclusively while braking/slowing.

It can also sometimes be brought on by turning the steering from lock to lock while stationery, but again, only sometimes..so even that isn't consistent...

I've had it checked out by 3 garages (kwikfit, ATS and national tyre), who all said nothing was wrong - the shocks were fine, as were the brakes etc. They reassured me...

But something is definitely not right - and I'm worried, in case its something serious being missed.

Any ideas of what this could be?? I'm confused...(not to mention worried :( )

Thanks in advance for your help.

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If it is that thats gone, how much is it likely to cost? Is it a main dealers job, or OK for an indie to do?

Was surprised that the garages I went to didn't check all this out properly, even though they claim to do steering/suspension work...
 

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It is all common low cost stuff that is best done by an indie,,where are you in the UK
 

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very few check the anti roll bar bushes and the drop links as they aret expensive and wont make them a huge profit! those tyre places are, to be perfectly honest, too expensive for tyres, most of th time, and too expensive and cr*p with suspension! i wouldnt let them fix anything more than a puncture an my WHEELBARROW, never mind my car! any indie/ competent diyer could replace the links and bushes. not sure how much they are but theyre not expensive
 
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It is all common low cost stuff that is best done by an indie,,where are you in the UK

I'm in Birmingham. You know anyone here that could help? :)

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very few check the anti roll bar bushes and the drop links as they aret expensive and wont make them a huge profit! those tyre places are, to be perfectly honest, too expensive for tyres, most of th time, and too expensive and cr*p with suspension! i wouldnt let them fix anything more than a puncture an my WHEELBARROW, never mind my car! any indie/ competent diyer could replace the links and bushes. not sure how much they are but theyre not expensive

Lol.. :lol:
 

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Then ask for Jay he is a very good guy and knows the cars inside out and does not charge the earth, mention me if you wish

http://www.mercland.com/
 
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Of course, mercland, have heard them mentioned here before and heard of Jay and his fellas - sounds like they know their stuff - I'll drop by when passing. Do u think they'll check it on the spot, or would I need to book it in?

Cheers for that..
 

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Of course, mercland, have heard them mentioned here before and heard of Jay and his fellas - sounds like they know their stuff - I'll drop by when passing. Do u think they'll check it on the spot, or would I need to book it in?

Cheers for that..

That depends on their work load and if they have a free lift when you call,,he is so nice :D:D
 
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That depends on their work load and if they have a free lift when you call,,he is so nice :D:D

I buzz him tomorrow, and see what he says...

Cheers for the advice and contact!

These forums are gr8 - have saved me a lot of headscratching!

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I buzz him tomorrow, and see what he says...

Cheers for the advice and contact!

These forums are gr8 - have saved me a lot of headscratching!

:)

This forum is great, and one of the best for technical advice :D
 

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I'll second WDM cars too. Very good and try to save you money wherever possible. That's no disrespect to Jay by the way.
 
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Cool, I'll contact them too, see who can get me in first..
 


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