Gentle knocking noise from front offside

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Gentle knocking noise from front offside

Post by Andrew S » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:08 pm

I am getting a gentle knock from the drivers front when at low speeds and going over bumps in the roads.
Can’t hear it at higher speeds and can go over bumps like speed bumps and can’t hear it.

Any suggestions or advice before I can get time to take the wheel off

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Andrew

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Re: Gentle knocking noise from front offside

Post by alexperkins » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:19 am

Is it louder when cornering?

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Re: Gentle knocking noise from front offside

Post by Andrew S » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:52 am

Hi Alex
No, it seems to be in a straight line and when driving slowly say up to 20mph. Other than that, it’s fine and I don’t get any other noises
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Re: Gentle knocking noise from front offside

Post by alexperkins » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:53 am

Could be the console bushes, or wear in the droplinks then :)

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Re: Gentle knocking noise from front offside

Post by Andrew S » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:59 am

Thanks Alex, appreciated
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Re: Gentle knocking noise from front offside

Post by RUM4MO » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:18 pm

My tip for checking the front console bushes is:- park the car on level ground steering straight ahead, handbrake on and out of gear, now grab each front wheel in turn, and try to rotate it fore<>aft - if the wheel "walks back and forwards and makes maybe some rubbery noises, then the console bushes are not good.
The ARB bushes could be worn but you would need to reach down under the bonnet, I seem to remember and try to lift up<>push down the ARB from where you can reach it.
Drop links, I think the quickest way is to either remove them and see if the noise goes, or just replace with new ones Meyle HD versions seem to please some people, I always just stuck with VW ones.

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Re: Gentle knocking noise from front offside

Post by Andrew S » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:49 pm

Thanks fir your advice
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Re: Gentle knocking noise from front offside

Post by Andrew S » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:26 pm

Hi All

Managed to find time to track the noise and it turned out to be a bad drop link which fortunately was a cheap and quick fix

Thanks for everyone's advice and help

Much appreciated

Andrew

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