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  • Tom
    Tom - 1980 MG MGB - Brakes - 9/29/2011
    Clunk in front when applying brakes.
    I have replaced all the pads between the front cross member and the chassis, and the bushings at the inner ends of the lower A arms with new polyethelene pads and bushings, new bushings on the anti-sway bar, the wheel bearings are tight, and the swivel axles do not ...
    • timmy
      9/28/2011 timmy
      did you check the calipers? pistons could have excessive play
    • Desert Racer
      9/28/2011 Desert Racer
      WOW.. AN MG.. Have not worked on one in years.. Check the motor mounts.. you sound like you know what you are doing.. So i won't explain it to you.. another unusual one .. make sure the radiator is bolted in tight.. Like Timmy said check to make sure the calipers are bolted tight.. From what I remember there were a lot of unusual problems with all the British cars.. When I had my shop, British cars (and saabs) were not allowed on the property. Its like the broke regularly and i just did not want the head ache of dealing with people who always had on going car problems..
    • Bill
      9/29/2011 Bill
      Make sure lug nuts tight and wheel bearings haven't slackened.