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Old 16-08-2010, 16:01   #1
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Knocking noise from passenger front wheel.

This problem only started the other day, the noise seems to be a knocking noise and also the general noise from that are seems more 'pronounced'. It doesn't occur under hard braking or acceleration, nor does it occur anymore frequently when turning right (so load is on that corner) - it does however occur when that wheel is going over bumps / dips / troughs in the road.

Any suggestions? Any tips on how to diagnose?

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Old 16-08-2010, 16:24   #2
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drop links possibly? ,was on mine anyway.plenty of other things it could be though as mentioned on here al the time.

hope it is the drop links because their real cheap and easy to replace.
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Old 16-08-2010, 16:56   #3
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Wishbone Bushes?

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Old 18-08-2010, 19:52   #4
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Cheers for the replies, not had chance to check it out yet.

What are the obvious signs of faulty droplinks / wishbone bushes?
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Old 23-08-2010, 19:36   #5
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This problem is still unresolved, although as before it doesn't seem to be any worse when cornering, and seems to occur more when that wheel drops as opposed to compresses, after taking the wheel off and having a look for anything obvious being loose I can't find or see anything that would cause the knocking, heres a few snaps, I don't know if you can see something I can't :

Any ideas?

Just to note, when reversing I hear a loud vibration / knocking noise too, unsure if its the same one but this has happened this the downpipe was grafted onto the catback system, and the backbox has dropped a fair bit too.


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Old 26-08-2010, 14:18   #6
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Drop links or Anti rollbar bushes? i'd go with drop links (if bushes are gone you can generally see a gap which lets light through them)

I just did my drop links, i had a constant knocking on rough road surfaces and humps, and only a tiny bit of play in my drop link on movement, but ive done both side and its totally fixed it.

hope you can fix it.
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Any play if you give the wheel a good wrestle whilst its jacked, track rod end sort of thing?
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