Clunking Noise from Front Suspension

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Catmad
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Clunking Noise from Front Suspension

Post by Catmad » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:38 pm

Kept getting this "clunking" noise (engineer's ears) from my front suspension particularly bad at low speeds when turning corners and over rough road surfaces. Checked it in to Taggarts Glasgow who found the fault to be 2 x badly worn Track Rod Ends (the joint that attaches the steering to the suspension)! Car now perfect and Taggarts service carried out under warranty was excellent. However my Fpace is only a year old and with 16,000 mls on clock wouldn't have expected to be replacing Track Rod Ends this early. Musty have been poorly fitted or faulty components when the car was built. Keep your ears sharp particularly with the current state of our road surfaces!
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Re: Clunking Noise from Front Suspension

Post by June16 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:08 pm

That’s surprising with so few miles , not what you’d expect at all.
The roads everywhere are pretty punishing nowadays though.
Glad it’s fixed for you.

Interestingly this came out yesterday .
(Tie rod /track rod are the same thing)

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Re: Clunking Noise from Front Suspension

Post by Barthog » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:08 am

I am getting clunking from front at low speed up to 10 mph on acceleration then again lifting off.
It seem to eminate from dashboard/steering area. But it stops when warmed up.
Is this the same for you?
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Re: Clunking Noise from Front Suspension

Post by RaVolVoR » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:45 am

Have my car booked in for first service in 3 weeks at 11,000 miles. I have noisy front suspension on my car and some very odd wear on front tyres. Central but towards outside so it is not tyre pressures as that is usually dead centre if over inflated.

Hopefully nothing too serious I will post update asap.
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Re: Clunking Noise from Front Suspension

Post by Catmad » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:03 pm

Hi Barthog,
I don't think you have the same problem as I had. Quick check would be that if you wiggle the steering whilst stationary you can here the Track Rod Ends "clunking". (as described by the Jaguar mechanic!!)
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Catmad
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Re: Clunking Noise from Front Suspension

Post by Catmad » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:09 pm

Thanks June16 very interesting. Looks like I got one of the affected models. After the winter we've had up here in Scotland it wouldn't take much to contaminate a joint if the sealing was inadequate!
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Re: Clunking Noise from Front Suspension

Post by RaVolVoR » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:47 am

Catmad wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:09 pm
Thanks June16 very interesting. Looks like I got one of the affected models. After the winter we've had up here in Scotland it wouldn't take much to contaminate a joint if the sealing was inadequate!
My arthritic knees whole hearted agree with this! :)
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Re: Clunking Noise from Front Suspension

Post by June16 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:08 pm

What surprises me is that they are waiting for cars to go in for service before dealing with this, if you have no issues it could be up to 2 years before it is checked.

One side effect is irregular tyre wear so I agree if you hear clunking get it seen to , else your tyres will become an additional cost related to this lack of sealing.

I’d suggest next time your going to the dealer to ask to have this checked , better to be proactive at times.
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