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Category: Renault
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Have a clio 1.4 16v. 2007. 40,000 on clock. When driving

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Hi have a clio 1.4 16v. 2007. 40,000 on clock. When driving over a bump ot pothole hear a clunking noise which sounds from theback, but also sometimes sounds from the front. This is on thedricers side.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Renault
Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.

Hello

I'd check for worn suspension joints - jack the car up so the wheel is off the ground (you’ll need to do this for all 4 corners) and shake the tyre from top to bottom and from side to side (with someone holding the steering wheel on the front) there should be no play in either direction. Any play in 1 direction will usually require a joint to be replaced, if there’s play in both directions then the wheel bearing may be at fault. If theres play only up and down its the strut top mount - to find this one you have to shake the suspension strut it self up and down with the wheel off the ground - so you may need to remove the wheel to check this one.

Now with the car jacked up on that side with the wheel about 2 inches off the ground use a steel bar under the wheel and lever the wheel up and down slightly, you should be able to look at the end of the axle and see if the suspension arm is moving up and down separately to the axle.If so replace the bush

Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.

Hi

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