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#1 soulman123

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

1.8 04 petrol

I have this slight knocking noise at slow speeds like in stop start driving and gentle braking and going over speed bumps. Today it sounded a little louder than usual.
It does sound like its coming from the passenger side.

I'm just wondering what this might be ? and where I should start looking ? hopefully there us some dry weather this weekend and I can have a poke around.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:49 PM

Chech the exhaust isn't loose could be rattling on something

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:18 PM

also check the anti roll bar links

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

Nearside track rod end.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

as stated, anti roll bar bushes, wishbone, drop links, mayb tie rod, mayb cracked spring, loose engine mount, play in drive shaft. take ya wheel off just use a small jimmy bar on all steering componants, look for leaks, excessive bush wear etc...

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:40 PM

Worn top mounts can do this. You get a knocking noise even when on a road that is only slightly uneven.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:36 PM

Discovered the fault thanks to you helpful folks.

Took the drop link off, bottom balljoint was fine top one flopped all over the place. Also the balljoint rubber was ripped/split so no grease and exposed aswell.

I replaced it, a bit fiddly but done in an hour. Took it for a drive seems no noise. Will keep my eye on it to make sure it is gone. But so far so good.

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

glad ur sorted dude :)

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:20 PM

sometimes it can be an easy fix glad its sorted

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:20 PM

sometimes it can be an easy fix glad its sorted

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:38 PM

Echo!!!
Sorry :P

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