Basically when you set off and turn at the same time, left or right, there is a clunk which is fairly big which you can feel too, coming from what feels like the drivers side wheel. Sometimes it clunks along maybe 3 or 4 times as if something has worn and is knocking.
We had it looked at by a garage daaarn saaath (not a very good Cornish impression) who said it was some sort of bearing right above the drivers wheel, at the top of the strut. We can't be more specific than "some sort of bearing" because t'was my other half who took it, and she's female. *hides*
So it's been like this a good six months and it's got worse lately so today I had some guys at Hi-Q check it out while I was there getting some tyres. They looked, found the passenger side CV gaitor had come loose (obviously wasnt that) but because it is intermittent, couldnt diagnose the problem.
Took the car to my local Mini garage and he had a good look at everything, said there was no problems with the track rod ends, CV joints etc. He couldnt say for definate what it was, but advised that the steering arm on the driver side is worn and will need changing at some point soon - but couldnt say whether that's making this noise. Other than that he suggested it might be the suspension bush unit at the top of the strut. But couldn't say for definate . There is no play in the wheel and we've just changed the brake discs/pads so it's nothing like that.
So basically I dont want to fork out £150 on the steering arm and suspension bush thingy to find the clunk is still there. Like I say it's intermittent but usually happens from cold for some reason. It's an 05 plate Corsa "C", I've had a quick google and can't find much on there.
Has anyone else had a similar problem or could anyone give me a clue as to what else it could be?
Edited by yorkshirechris, 01 December 2009 - 03:01 PM.