Clonking noise coming from the steering wheel

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  1. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    Hi, I keep getting a strange noise coming from van when I turn the steering wheel,I had it on my last van too.I have a 800lt system which I had in my old van and now its in my new one .just wondering if anyone else has had this with a heavy system in the back and if so what is it?
     
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  2. spruce

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    Your best solution is to get it investigated by your usual garage.

    In most circumstances a clunking noise when moving on full lock usually points to a CV joint on the drive shaft/s. A ping noise on turning could be a broken coil spring/seized upper coil spring bearing on MacPherson struts.

    It could also be the resultant wear from overloading the front axle. Positioning a heavy tank like that is important as the weight needs to be distributed toward the back axle. This could well mean a gap between the front seats/bulkhead and the tank.
     
  3. tench0771

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    could be stering rack or track rod ends to it needs to go to garage tho as u dont want something to brake on moter way fully loaded :eek:
     
  4. tench0771

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    my ges is track rod ends if its doing it wile turning the wheel if it only on full lock then cv joint
     
  5. peter rogers

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    QWat sort van
     
  6. Tuffers

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    Anti roll bars even?
     
  7. spruce

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    It could also be drop links but that's most noticeable when driving in a straight line.

    As tench0771 says, it needs to go to a garage.
     
  8. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    It's a vivaro ,I've just booked the mechanic round this week.Thanks alot for all the advice
     
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    That's what I was thinking, anti roll bar bushes.
     
  10. Luke Barnard

    Luke Barnard Active Member
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    Mine had worn roll bar bushes, only clonked in a straight line on a level road i.e. an equal load on each front wheel.
    Bigger problems now.... a misfire and a fault code for number 3 injector :gush::turd:
     
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