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Knocking sound
« on: March 26, 2014, 04:05:14 pm »
Hi all I have change my drop links today and I still have the same knocking noise as did before I change them. Anybody have any ideas. When I physically rocked the car you can hear a gentle knocking noise. Any help is appreciated
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 04:13:27 pm by pabinlove »

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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 07:31:49 pm »
might be the roll restrictor bar?
open bonnet with the engine off and try and rock the engine,if it does it easily then it may be that?
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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 07:56:04 pm »
Can you describe the knocking?

Anti roll bar bushes can sound similar to drop link bushes.

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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 11:23:55 am »
Hi I've just checked all that I can and nothing seams to be worn. Then when I moved the passenger side front wheel I have a knocking noise the track rod ends move when I moved them up and down and I think the knocking is coming from there. Should there be any play in the track rod ends to the ball joint well when I say play they move up and down with my hand. Both sides move the same.

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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 11:46:22 am »
No, there shouldnt be any free movement at all in the track rods!! The ball joints will allow it to pivot forward and back a little but no up down or in out!
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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 11:52:59 am »
There should be no up and down movement, any slight movement you can feel by hand will be greater when the vehicle is travelling along the road.
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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 12:09:15 pm »
So sorry I have worded this wrong. When I said moved up and down. I meant to say I can twist them on the ball joint but there is no movement up and down or forwards and backwards. Sorry for the confusion. When I put a hand either side of the wheel and move the wheel there is a Gentle knock sounding like when your tapping a screw driver on metal
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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 06:27:27 pm »
Very little wear on the links
can be quite a noise on the road

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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2014, 09:23:31 pm »
Is there any visual signs apart from the rattle

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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2014, 09:25:58 pm »
There is some movement in the wheel when I move it and the knock happens then is that a sign?

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Re: Knocking sound
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 08:27:43 pm »
Hi had the track rod end replaced today, everything seams to be ok but rattle/ knocking sound still there😡 anybody for any ideas? Maybe ghe steering rack? When I put my hands 9 and 3 and move the wheel the knocking noise appears.

 

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