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Hey guys,

Driving the car around today, there was a really loud clunk when going over speedbumps and exiting or entering drive ways.

The sound seems to come from under the feet and its quite a loud audible clunk.

I'm a bit worried about this as we fall under the AU recall category and have not had it done yet + we are supposed to be driving this baby to Willowbank this weekend for the V8's.

Thanks for any help you can give...

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Re: Problem - Part of AU Recall??

The recall is for a steering rack issue, that is not under your feet so I doubt is that noise has anything to do with it. Could be a broken exhaust mount letting the exhaust hit the underbody.


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Re: Problem - Part of AU Recall??

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The recall is for a steering rack issue, that is not under your feet so I doubt is that noise has anything to do with it. Could be a broken exhaust mount letting the exhaust hit the underbody.
Well the sound seems to come from around that area but I couldn't be certain - a mate that was in the car with me seemed to think it may have been a steering rack issue (without mentioning anything of the AU recall)

Is there any visible way I can tell if it is an issue with the AU steering rack that would make a loud clunk?
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Re: Problem - Part of AU Recall??

jack the front up and wiggle the tie rods back and forth, the play will be at the rack end of the tie rod, means your rack is lose. It cant fall out or anything evil so dont stress to much

I should also state, that you will only have these problems if you have had the racked replaced or over tightened IMO...
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