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Old 11-06-2005, 01:31   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys and Girls

Driving to Lithgow this afternoon, when I got to Katoomba something strange happened. I applied the brakes on a left hand turn and heard this clunking noise, this noise slowed as the car slowed. Got to me mates palce , jacked up the car then grabbed the front left wheel at 6 & 12 o'clock and there was heaps of movement, same too when I grabbed the wheel at 9 and 3 o'clock, again heaps of movement!!.. there was this noise similar to the same under brakes!! my question...could the wheel bearing be shot?? should there be that much play???

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Yes shot; no there should be next to none.
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Thanks mate, will get em' replaced asap

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dont drive it. it will fail on you, did you notice loss of brake pedal, and pedal height change
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no, it drove ok. Only seems to happen when driving on trip, like I said everything was going fine until I got Katoomba. Pedal seems ok too! Will get them checked out Monday, keep you posted.
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i love daisy duke the old and the new yeehaa
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well i took my car to the mechanic, he took out the outer bearing and checked it out, all looked ok. he did notice a slight shudder under brakes and explained that this problem could be the cause when they get some heat into them.so at the moment still no closer to solving the clunking noise.
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has it got the shims that sit on the pad rails
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Other Things that cause clunks in E series...
Ball joint...esp the lower as it carries most of the weight.
Loose wheel (should be obvious tho...and would be gone after the mechanic did it)
Failed tie rod or tie rod end
Loose Castor arm...rear end, bolts are loose, front end bushes are shot
Loose or failed strut. I hit a pot hole in mine once and had a clunk. the U section that attatches to the lower control arm had collapsed, and under normal load sat clear of the control arm, but as soon as it hit a bump the first movement was in the mount and a clunk ensued...i found the fault when it finally wore through the strut and the gas escaped in a rush.....and i finally pulled the wheel for a look

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thanks for the help and the info on e series falcons. I've been able to get the clunking noise to happen today, so it's off again to the mechanic tomorrow. I'll keep the forum posted on the results!!
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