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Clanking Noise

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Appear to have developed a clanking noise when turning at low speeds on my '82 aircooler - no noise when travelling in a straight line. Appears to be from the front end (head out of window coming round corner of the street), have checked underneath and can see nothing which is lose or broken.

Any ideas gratefully appreciated.

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Clanking Noise

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I know you say its from the front. But check your CV joints. Thats about the only thing that changes its action when you turn
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Have you checked that your anti roll bar link has not broken?
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Post by TechtroT25 »

Spare wheel carrier loose maybe ???
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Post by Joda »

Thanks for the replies:

CV joints - Checked and appear OK
Anti Roll Bar link - not broken
Spare Wheel carrier - not lose

had another good look underneath from front to back, still can not find anything which is lose or broken.

Front end jacked up, springs checked - not broken. wheels rocked no excessive movement.

Any more ideas?
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Re: Clanking Noise

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Did you look inside the spare wheel to see if there was any loose tools etc. ????
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No tools kept in spare wheel carrier.
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Post by Ivorblueun »

is it cyclic and vary as you speed up or slow down or is it random clanking
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Post by Joda »

The noise was a constant speed , but as stated previously only whilst going round slow corners no faster than 15mph, most noticeable whilst going round the corners leading to where I live, which are very slow speed.

just been out for a run around the local area and the noise appears to have gone.... no doubt it'll be back @ some point.

Thanks to those who replied.
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