Hey guys i'm new here I hope you can help me!
I've had my mk3 mondeo lx with the 1.8 petrol engine for about two years now and so far only had an issue with one of the rear calipers other than that she's been a good old bus.
In summer sometime just before the MOT the nearside wheel bearing needed replacing so I replaced it and took it down for the MOT which is passed no problems. When i picked it up though i noticed it was knocking at the offside front. I didn't investigate much as I thought it would just be the topmount if i had given it abit too much trying to get the thing out of the hub when doing the bearing. Long story short I have replaced (with all brand new parts):
all 4 drop links/ARB links
The bearing (as above)
the entire driveshaft with both inner and outer CV joints
both front tyres
and still it knocks....
The knocking only appears to happen at low speeds of around 40mph and below and sounds very much like a CV joint or something stuck in the tyre, like a consistant tapping on the passenger footwell.
There is no play in the wheel at all in all directions so don't think it could be the bottom ball joint, the only thing I thought about was the ARB bushes themselves but can't see how they would make this type of consistant knock on a perfectly smooth road.