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Hmmm Rattling suspension

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My '96 P reg GTV 2.0 TS has developed a very loud and disturbing rattle from the front drivers side. If both front wheels go over a bump at the same time it isn't so bad but if the drivers wheel goes over a bump or through a hole in the road it rattles really bad. The steering wheel is also off centre too. (not horizontal). One minute it will be sloping left then one minute it will slope right and other times it will right itself. think it may be a ball joint but not too sure.
does anybody have any advice? Is it expensive to fix and furthermore is it safe to drive? Please help.
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Re: Rattling suspension

Not too sure mate

Not much help I know but I know more about rear suspension.

any shudder front end at speed ?
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Re: Rattling suspension

Based on my experiences with mine, it sounds like the either the ball joints have had it or ARB link rods have worked loose/are shot.

If you flick the steering side to side or when turning do you hear anything or is it just when you go over bumps etc?

Neither are majorly expensive though.
Wishbones - c£45 each (indy charged me £50 to fit them)
Not sure on ARB links as mine had just worked loose, can't see them being much to replace though.
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Re: Rattling suspension

There is no shudder at speed and the rattle is only when the drivers side wheel hits divots or speed bumps
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