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Hey,

I'm essentially the opposite of a petrol head. I know which bit of the car I sit in, and that's about it.

My '07 Aurion Sportivo SX6 has developed a clunking noise around the front left wheel. I assume it is something suspension related since it happens when the car goes over bumps, etc. I bought the car second hand exactly 3 and a half months ago from Southside Toyota, so of course it is just out of the 3 month warranty period. I'll be booking it in for them to have a look at ASAP, but just wondering if any other aurion owners have had something similar, and might have an idea of what the probable cause is (and probable cost to repair :/) ?

Thanks for any assistance..

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Yay, another Queensland member. Go Queensland and the Aurion team :lol:

On topic though, a common issue that involves a clunking/knocking sound is the 'Intermediate Steering Shaft' issue. Usually you should be able to hear this when driving slowly though so this may not necessarily be the case. Other possible issues I've heard of are the steering rack ends or the steering rack mounts. Alternatively, something may just be loose and require tightening.

If you aren't mechanically minded to be able to fully inspect your car to isolate this knocking sounds, then a good suggestion would be to take it to a suspension specialist (Fulcrum would be one that I recommend... and conveniently in QLD), and see if they can do an inspection for you to find what is playing up.

How many km's are on the clock as well?

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Hey,

I'm essentially the opposite of a petrol head. I know which bit of the car I sit in, and that's about it.

My '07 Aurion Sportivo SX6 has developed a clunking noise around the front left wheel. I assume it is something suspension related since it happens when the car goes over bumps, etc. I bought the car second hand exactly 3 and a half months ago from Southside Toyota, so of course it is just out of the 3 month warranty period. I'll be booking it in for them to have a look at ASAP, but just wondering if any other aurion owners have had something similar, and might have an idea of what the probable cause is (and probable cost to repair :/) ?

Thanks for any assistance..

i have experienced a clunk in a few aurion sportivo 's at my work. We have changed a couple of l/h/f struts and some have been fixed and some havent (maybe just not heard as loud once replaced). All of the front ends check out all ok and in some cases the noise is heard when the suspension movement is harsh and quick. A lot of people seem to think its the valving of the strut. The intermediate shaft issues as DJKOR points to is more at a slow speed either braking or accelerating and felt in the steering or brake pedal. i will admit that i can hear a slight knock on occasions from the l/h/f of my zr6 but haven't really worried about it.(maybe its time for some suspension mods now ????)

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Hey,

I'm essentially the opposite of a petrol head. I know which bit of the car I sit in, and that's about it.

My '07 Aurion Sportivo SX6 has developed a clunking noise around the front left wheel. I assume it is something suspension related since it happens when the car goes over bumps, etc. I bought the car second hand exactly 3 and a half months ago from Southside Toyota, so of course it is just out of the 3 month warranty period. I'll be booking it in for them to have a look at ASAP, but just wondering if any other aurion owners have had something similar, and might have an idea of what the probable cause is (and probable cost to repair :/) ?

Thanks for any assistance..

i have experienced a clunk in a few aurion sportivo 's at my work. We have changed a couple of l/h/f struts and some have been fixed and some havent (maybe just not heard as loud once replaced). All of the front ends check out all ok and in some cases the noise is heard when the suspension movement is harsh and quick. A lot of people seem to think its the valving of the strut. The intermediate shaft issues as DJKOR points to is more at a slow speed either braking or accelerating and felt in the steering or brake pedal. i will admit that i can hear a slight knock on occasions from the l/h/f of my zr6 but haven't really worried about it.(maybe its time for some suspension mods now ????)

Oh wow, I wasn't really expecting such a fast response. Excellent service :D Just under 43k on the odo.

I had a read of the 'intermediate shaft issues' thread, but it didn't sound quite like what I get. Based on my interpretation of the posts, that issue seemed to be more of a feel then a sound, whilst mine doesn't have any feel associated with it, and seems to be entirely sound related (i.e. car doesn't pull to one side when it happens, no jerks on the steering wheel (well, excluding the obvious one :D), etc.)

Any guess how much Fulcrum would charge to look at it, DJKOR ? At this point, I'll probably take it back where I bought it since I have a "mechanical protection plan" with them, but if Fulcrum are likely to be significantly better, I'd obviously consider taking it there instead.

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For the record, this turned out to be a loose "left front strut top bolt". Once it was tightened, the car was back to it's normal perfection.

Thank you both for your assistance, DJKOR and GSV40R.

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