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List your knocks.

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New tactic here! Everytime you've ever had a quiet knock, rattle or clang around the suspension area, list them here:




Mine knocks quietly but frequently when going over bumps, even little ruts. And also when starting/stopping the engine and lifting off the throttle on the move.

I've checked droplinks, it has new arms, new lower engine mount, strut tops are tight etc.

Help!
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I have had the same sort of knock in the past and it dissapeared after having one of the lower ball joints replaced .[/b]

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Yup, done those :(
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Had this in the past cured by replacing the lower wishbone bushes.
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I get a rumbling knock when reversing out of a drive, for instance. It seems to come from the front suspension and yet doesn't manifest itself when going forwards. Also, when the brakes are applied when manouevering in reverse I usually get a thump from the front too. This is possibly brake pads moving a bit I've heard. Likewise nothing like that going forwards...
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Knock going over sharp bumps - sounds heavy - and now traced to off side inner wishbone rear bush. To be done very shortly!

Clatter on full lock - looks like my new GKN off side drive shaft has failed after 1 year. Not amused but I think Eurocarparts have them at a good price and I must get on and get one. Even better I don't think theirs will be GKN.

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My wife has a good cure for unexplained noises , she turns the sterio up....

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daneinter wrote:My wife has a good cure for unexplained noises , she turns the sterio up....
I have a similar cure - Im deaf as a satsuma, mind you when I can eventually hear a knock its time to get something done as it will probably be bad. :roll:

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jeremy wrote:Knock going over sharp bumps - sounds heavy - and now traced to off side inner wishbone rear bush. To be done very shortly!

Clatter on full lock - looks like my new GKN off side drive shaft has failed after 1 year. Not amused but I think Eurocarparts have them at a good price and I must get on and get one. Even better I don't think theirs will be GKN.
Just buy an arm from Euros....they're reduced to clear at £6 each last time I checked.

Check the website for prices to confirm. If they quote more in store, they've bumped it up.

Don't say I told you though :lol:
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Marty wrote:Im deaf as a satsuma, mind you when I can eventually hear a knock its time to get something done as it will probably be bad. :roll:
I can confirm yours has no knocks, I had a good listen last week due to your deafasapostness :roll: :wink:

Mine has a rattle from the aeriel wire, the sun roof did rattle but a piece of foam cured that. It has the usual clunk from the front brakes in reverse :roll: but has nice and quiet drop links and ball joints 8)
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Mr B wrote: I can confirm yours has no knocks, I had a good listen last week due to your deafasapostness :roll: :wink:
Indeed I can heartilly recommend buying a car from BXC Very North HQ as its done 4000 clunk free miles so far with no issues whatsoever - well happy camper me. :D

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Had another look just now......I think it could be my driveshaft. The outer part of the shaft has play in it, not sure from exactly where though.
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Marty wrote: as its done 4000 clunk free miles so far with no issues whatsoever :D
It should be, the amount of hours spent, as well as the foot high pile of invoices from GSF :shock: :roll: :wink:
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Post by Vanny »

solved my remaining rattles with a new drive shaft and new lower engine mount bush! I've also solved the air leak so now only have the glow plugs sticking on to fix and fit the aircon!