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globe



Member Since: 23 Mar 2017
Location: Auckland
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Clunking sound from front end, low speed manoueuvring

I am getting a clunking noise coming from the front of the truck, LH side I think, only occurs at low speed manoeuvre, particularly when I trundle forward, stop put it into reverse and start to move backwards.

Any thoughts, or suggestions? I d9nt think it is normal.

PS. My skills & knowledge are limited so bear with me....oh and it’s an 07, petrol auto if that makes a difference

Cheers

Post #338815 7th Jan 2018 9:19 am
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globe



Member Since: 23 Mar 2017
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Forgot to add also I get some steering wheel shudder at 70kph upwards, had an alignment from a place with a good rep, got worse! Doh!!

Post #338816 7th Jan 2018 9:21 am
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globe



Member Since: 23 Mar 2017
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No-one got any thoughts on this one?

Post #339209 11th Jan 2018 7:34 pm
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dorsetfreelander



Member Since: 20 Jul 2013
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

Jack wheel up and check CV joints on drive shaft. Look for signs of damaged CV gaiters that might have let water/dirt in. Also check wheel bearings. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

Post #339253 12th Jan 2018 9:38 am
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dondiddy



Member Since: 16 Apr 2017
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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Firenze Red

Any noise or clunk means that something is worn or loose causing unwanted movement and noise.The Freelander has a pretty conventional suspension set up so it would be a case of jacking up the front and checking for movement in all the usual places. I.E rock the wheel to check for movement in wheel bearing,bottom ball joint, track rod end,use a pry bar to check for movement in rubber bushes on track control arm, anti roll bar,also check for movement in drop links,and as mentioned drive shafts/cv joints.
When the alignment was done the garage would normally just check that the track rod ends were ok and most probably would not check for any other worn suspension components. Steering shudder might be down to a worn suspension bush or perhaps wheels needing balanced. It might help pinpont the noise if you can stand next to the wheel and have them drive the car slowly backwards and forwards. As with every occasion you work on your car do so safely so always use stands when the car is jacked up and don`t put yourself at risk! Thumbs Up

Post #339258 12th Jan 2018 10:06 am
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Northcroft



Member Since: 29 Jan 2017
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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Zermatt Silver

in my experience of cars, a knocking clunking at under 20mph is irritating and up to now has in the last 2 cars been the drop links which are also called anti roll bars, my local garage just did mine in December, they charged £28 for the parts, ie both sides. Labour costs on top of course.

Post #339270 12th Jan 2018 11:47 am
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DonkUK



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

I had similar symptoms to this, turns out the N/S front road spring had broken about 2 coils up from the bottom support dish on the strut. Its easy to check in a few minutes with the wheel on full lock, just make sure you tug the springs, if it is broken it will soon be evident. Cost me just under £240 for an OEM pair fitted at a local garage if it does happen to be that.

Post #339483 14th Jan 2018 11:08 pm
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