Knocking noise from passenger front wheel.

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  1. gex18

    gex18 Full Member

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    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?

    Many thanks in advance

    Anthony
     
  2. bald_eagle

    bald_eagle yeah its blue but i like

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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.
     
  3. kidinspace

    kidinspace Service Desk Specialist

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    Wishbone Bushes?

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  4. gex18

    gex18 Full Member

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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?
     
  5. gex18

    gex18 Full Member

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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 :

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    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.

    Regards

    Anthony
     
  6. Genoc

    Genoc Full Member

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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.
    Gem
     
  7. Chino_UK

    Chino_UK Team Creatine

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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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