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I have a 2009 1.0 Corsa, 28,000 miles, it has a rattle type

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I have a 2009 1.0 Corsa, 28,000 miles, it has a rattle type sound when driving on a slight bump, it sounds like there is a pile of brake drums under the bonnet, and they are rattling against each other when I move along.
It is not an engine noise, I cant define if it is from the left or right side of the engine compartment.
I have jacked up both sides and checked for loose,drive shafts, wheels, etc, I have looked to see if there is a broken spring.
At times it sounds so loose, as if it is a empty paint tin under the bonnet.
I have checked all of the fittings under the bonnet also.
Any ideas.
Dave
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vauxhall
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Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello this sounds like a worn strut top bearing to meTo feel if there's a worn strut top bearing then lightly hold the spring by hand and have your assistant move the steering from left to right with the wheel on the ground - a worn bearing will feel 'notchy' through the spring. The wheel needs to be on the ground for the test to load up the bearing
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