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Author Subject: SKF or Lemforder? any difference...
oecken

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Yes, sorry guys, i know its been covered a few thousand times, and i have searched,the reason for the post really is to get the correct parts, and prices, the symptoms are Creaking seeming to come from the front Offside, only heard when go very slow speeds, normally on full lock, from what ive read it could be.

Anyone know the Where to get the following from or Part Numbers>?

Lower arms

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 14:23
jimmyrallye

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I bet its your drivers side top mount mate Smile

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 01:34
lwgti-6

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I had the same problem, Changed the drivers top mount and bearing but the noise is still there....I've tried to diagnose what else it could be but i've given up now, lol

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 01:38
oecken

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jimmyrallye wrote:
I bet its your drivers side top mount mate Smile


Umm.....anything i should know about Jimmy? what sort of prices are the above and said item, ? Blink

also i seemed to think it was coming from passenger side..

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 01:49
jimmyrallye

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Post #5
Just wos on my list to do next as sometimes when pulling of very slowly, heard a creek /clonk sounded like it came from behind the dash board drivers side, took it to a garage couldnt diagnose as everything in perfect order Unsure

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 01:49
oecken

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jimmyrallye wrote:
Just wos on my list to do next as sometimes when pulling of very slowly, heard a creek /clonk sounded like it came from behind the dash board drivers side, took it to a garage couldnt diagnose as everything in perfect order Unsure


oh right, any ideas of the cost?

Btw, was anything on the above list every replaced, even if before you had it....?

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 01:52
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No none of them parts i repalced, in ownership but i do know when i picked it up , it cost the guy

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 02:00
oecken

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Anyone know the cheapest place to by things from the above list? Cheers in advanced...

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 13:10
davidmartin

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Not the power steering pump ,is it?.

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 22:59
oecken

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davidmartin wrote:
Not the power steering pump ,is it?.


wouldnt imagine so, any other symptoms? the steering is normal, not heavy or anything, just a creaking as mentioned when at very low speed.. ?

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 23:22
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Just thinking mine was like that and just got worse then the pump packed up completly,Ball joints and droplinks would give you a knock rather than creaking,have you tried tightening the the strut bearings?.

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 23:36
oecken

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davidmartin wrote:
Just thinking mine was like that and just got worse then the pump packed up completly,Ball joints and droplinks would give you a knock rather than creaking,have you tried tightening the the strut bearings?.


oh right, well i suppose it could be considered a knock now you mention it! any ideas on prices for new drop links / ball joints, not checked the struts, as my mechanical knowledge as about as good as a can of spam for roast dinner, and i have no tools in bonny scotland Sad (<-- English) LOL

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 23:39
toonboy_84

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I had the top mount knock too. The symptoms were just as jimmyrallye said. I had a set of group 'n' mounts supplied and fitted by PUG1OFF. Apparently they welded something up under the top mount too. Done it all for

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Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 23:52
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Ball joints and droplinks cost between 10 and 20 quid each at the factors.And about forty quid each from pug.

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 00:06
oecken

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factors? hoping it wont be

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 00:14
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oecken wrote:
factors? hoping it wont be

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 00:14
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davidmartin wrote:
oecken wrote:
factors? hoping it wont be

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 00:22
oecken

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Post #18
The ones here what i need>?

the strut top mount kit and metal droplinks?

GSF

EDIT* cant copy and paste, just click then select suspension, cheers for the help!

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 00:32
davidmartin

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Droplinks should be plastic,wouldn't really like to comment on the mounting kit as it's a bit vauge,mail them your reg or phone them and ask.

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 00:50
oecken

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davidmartin wrote:
Droplinks should be plastic,wouldn't really like to comment on the mounting kit as it's a bit vauge,mail them your reg or phone them and ask.


plastic you say? id presume it would be the metal ones.... il drop them an e-mail and see what happens, still dont quite know what the above posts mean by "bet its your top strut mount" .. Crazy

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 17:47
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oecken wrote:
still dont quite know what the above posts mean by "bet its your top strut mount" .. Crazy


well you did say it was creaking,but if it's more of a kbock when on lock,Personally I would start with the balljoints.what phase is your car as ther are two different sizes.

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 01:20
oecken

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davidmartin wrote:
oecken wrote:
still dont quite know what the above posts mean by "bet its your top strut mount" .. Crazy


well you did say it was creaking,but if it's more of a kbock when on lock,Personally I would start with the balljoints.what phase is your car as ther are two different sizes.


just been out in it, its does seem to be more of a loud know, once or twice whilst turning at low speed,

Ph2 1998 R Reg, ball joints, that what my old mechanic at home seemed to think and the old man, although he called it a "Constant velocity joint" Lol, they pricey..

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 16:08
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cv joint is different from ball joint is it not
Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 01:33
oecken

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actually now you mention it, yes? so im guessing your talking about the BJ not the CV Whoops!

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Posted 3rd Sep 2009 at 01:46
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Post #25
Matt, there's a Eurocarparts branch out by the Gyle if you want to pick some parts up instead of getting them delivered Thumbs up

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