"Clunck" noise when reversing & steering right??

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Tom480GT
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"Clunck" noise when reversing & steering right??

Post by Tom480GT » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:09 am

Hey all

I've noticed a "clunking" noise when going into reverse with steering wheel round to the right.
I mm familiar with a few of the issues on the 480....
All is well when going forwards.
It's a 1994 2.0 GT model with 55k miles on. Has been looked after
Any ideas?
Cheers Tom

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Re: "Clunck" noise when reversing & steering right??

Post by brinkie » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:26 pm

Does your gear stick wiggle a lot if you go on and off the throttle? Is there a dent in the middle of the firewall above the gearbox? (that is where the clunking noise comes from)
Probably the hydraulic engine mount is broken.
http://www.estateservices.nl/aandrijvin ... -hydr.html
http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/en ... r/1015169/

Otherwise the CV joint may be knackered.
Robert.

Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
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Re: "Clunck" noise when reversing & steering right??

Post by Tom480GT » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:52 pm

Thanks Robert
Will have a look & see what the gearstick does in the morning & report back :)

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Re: "Clunck" noise when reversing & steering right??

Post by Tom480GT » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:50 am

No gearstick wobble, stays almost mm where it is. No debt in the fire panel.
Doesn't have the juddering when accelerating either.
Any other ideas guys?

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Re: "Clunck" noise when reversing & steering right??

Post by glasgowjim » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:51 pm

If your cv joint is knacked it should make a knocking noise at full lock going forwards .

Would check all engine mounts especially the rear one sometimes they can go and not give obviuos signs via the bear stick although they usually do.

Search on here and there are numerous threads on failed rear engine mounts.

If its excessive engine movement you would expect the engine to throw a bit .burt check the engine movement damper it may be goosed.

Or if its not the engine then...
Would try and establish is it at the front or the back. failing that then its ...

jack up the rear and check a springs in case one is snapped
spin the rear wheels with the handbrake off (chock front wheels safety !!! ) forward and back
wiggle all the parts and see if the bushings are loose .

front wheels jack up each side and then spin wheels check springs and all bushes .
No joy then use spring compressors (hate them ) to release the tension and check all parts for movement.

best of luck

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Re: "Clunck" noise when reversing & steering right??

Post by Tom480GT » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:44 pm

Cheers Jim,

Will check all that through. Going to be something all the list.
Did you have any luck with the parts are needed?

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