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Craig A Clark
Hello guys

Last week I bought a 2001 Mondeo Ghia X hatchback, and it drives like a dream, with the exception of a knocking when going over bumps. It's not a heavy clunk, and isn't a single knock, if that makes sense.

Is this a common thing with Mondeo's I guess is what I am asking, and whether anyone has a heads up of the most likely cause? It doesn't affect it's drive at all.

Thanks in advance chaps!
wimiu012uk
Had a similar problem on my 54 tdi and it was the front antiroll bar bushes, turned out to be a fairly inexpensive and easy fix job.
Hope this helps.
Craig A Clark
Thanks for replying, would I be right to presume that I could grovel under the front of the car, and grapple the roll bar and feel play in it? The other thing I wonder is that the car was MOT'd back in March, so would those bushes have shown significant wear back in early March for the MOT?

Cheers!

[quote name='wimiu012uk' date='10 May 2010 - 08:03 PM' timestamp='1273517583' post='81532']
Had a similar problem on my 54 tdi and it was the front antiroll bar bushes, turned out to be a fairly inexpensive and easy fix job.
Hope this helps.
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chris2911
as said anti roll bar bushes,anti roll bars links or it could be rear subframe bushes all are very common on mondeo
Craig A Clark
Ok cool, thanks, will look at getting the car in to a garage to have said bushes checked out :)

Cheers!
fontayne56
I have the same problem, what they like to change, i'm getting a small clunk on the rear too. Let me know how you get on any advice would be helpful.
Craig A Clark
[quote name='fontayne56' date='16 May 2010 - 09:19 PM' timestamp='1274040541' post='82167']
I have the same problem, what they like to change, i'm getting a small clunk on the rear too. Let me know how you get on any advice would be helpful.
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Well I had a friend of my dads who does all the bits n bobs on his car to have a look at it. He grovelled under the car, and was checking all the bushes on the front of the car, and there was nothing there. He couldn't see anything relating to the exhaust loose either, so he drew a blank :-/

The car did have a new clutch fitted just before I got it, so I wonder if something has been left undone somewhere that isn't obvious to see under the car? What ever it is though is knocking quite a bit, but although I can feel it through the floor when it does it, it just isn't a heavy sound.

So after payday I will have to book it in to my local garage and let them have a test drive and a gander at it.

Cheers!
artscot79
[quote name='Craig A Clark' date='24 May 2010 - 02:56 PM' timestamp='1274708813' post='82999']
Well I had a friend of my dads who does all the bits n bobs on his car to have a look at it. He grovelled under the car, and was checking all the bushes on the front of the car, and there was nothing there. He couldn't see anything relating to the exhaust loose either, so he drew a blank :-/

The car did have a new clutch fitted just before I got it, so I wonder if something has been left undone somewhere that isn't obvious to see under the car? What ever it is though is knocking quite a bit, but although I can feel it through the floor when it does it, it just isn't a heavy sound.

So after payday I will have to book it in to my local garage and let them have a test drive and a gander at it.

Cheers!
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ah seen this so many times until it gets mega bad youll be lucky to find the problem it could be the lower balljoint all the wiggling and pushing never seems to locate these noises im afraid may have to live with it till it gets really bad
Craig A Clark
[quote name='artscot79' date='27 May 2010 - 07:33 PM' timestamp='1274984582' post='83367']
ah seen this so many times until it gets mega bad youll be lucky to find the problem it could be the lower balljoint all the wiggling and pushing never seems to locate these noises im afraid may have to live with it till it gets really bad
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I'll update this later today hopefully, the car is in the garage as my alternator failed last week, so the knock will be checked out while the car is ramped for the alternator. I can kind of live with it if I know for sure it's nothing major & dangerous, but hopefully they will work out what it is (maybe lol)

Cheers!
Craig A Clark
Well I got my car back, alternator replaced, and with the knocking noise cured. It was as suggested early on in the thread the drop links. Seems they were shot on both sides, and have thus been replaced. She know purrs along in silence save for that rather pleasing V6 sound :)

Cheers!


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