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gowzy

The Dreaded Knocking Sound

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Hi all,

i have a "knocking sound from the front left of the car, its not a clonking noise it sounds like the exhaust hitting the mounts but i have checked these and they are fine, i have taken it to the garage and they thought it was the top suspension mounts so they replaced these and it solved the big knocking noise but there is still a squeeky knocking noise, so we then replaced the drop links thinking it was them but no still a knocking noise, i really dont know what else to do. can someone help me please. If its any help the knocking noise only happens when i go over small bumps.

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I would have thought it was the top mount myself. The only other thing is the anti roll bar bushes may be worn.

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i recon the anti roll bar bushes are gone

get under the car & push n pull on the anti roll bar to see it there is any movement

cost about £6.00 a pair of bushes

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cheers mate,

are the anit roll bar bushes easy to replace ? its defiantly not the top mounts as i had them replaced last week.

thanks

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quite an easy job

remove the wheel & you will see 2 bolts that holds the anti roll bar inplace.

the anti roll bar rubber takes about 30 mins each side there abouts

from memory you need a 10 mm spanner

i have attatched a piccy of what you neet to look at

i have sort of circlet the part you need to look at

there is also a link of the part you need to replace

just remove the 2 bolts then take off the metal clip and the rubber will prize off as it's a split rubber

so easy to remove

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-KA-KA2-KA3-00-FRONT-ANTI-ROLL-BAR-BUSHES-bush-x-2-/290253247188

the way i removed mine is remove the forward most bolt then unto the rear bolt as far as possible then bend the metal clip n remve the rubber then fit the new rubber then push the metal clip back on then replace the front bolt partly then tightem both down

repeat the other side

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thank you for your help,

this is probably a silly question but are the anti roll bar bushes in any way linked to the drop down links ?

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do the ka's not suffer from lower wishbone bushes failing? you will get knocking if these have deteriorated.

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it certainly can be the wishbones (lower suspension arm)

best the change the anti rollbar bushes as it's easy & cheap

if not them then i would replace wishbones & the track rod ends

both sides at the same time as the droplinks have been done already

if it is then i would get them from here as i get all my parts from them as they know what theyr doing & good quality products

www.buypartsby.co.uk

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