Vauxhall Astra Loud crack or clunk from steering

2006 Vauxhall Astra Problem

Ref#20300
CarVauxhall Astra Mk5 1.7cdti
Year2006
OwnerDirtynail
Posted11/03/2017
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This happens mainly when there's a high load on the steering such as slow manoeuvring in a car park. It mainly happens as the steering changes direction rapidly. It seems to come from the direction of the rack but may be slightly to the offside. It's impossible to make it happen stationary or without the engine running. I've leverd and prized at every joint and am starting to strip suspension components completely to examine before working inwards towards the rack. Has anyone any experience of such noises and is it the sort of noise a rack could produce? Thanks in advance!
Problem Category
Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11463 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Check the steering column intermediate shaft / joints and susp top strut mountings .


Posted on Saturday 11th of March 2017
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