Fordmods Logo

Knocking noise from front of car 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Knocking noise from front of car
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 1643

Joined: 8th Feb 2006

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: Ef Ghiaaaaaargh!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Hey, I have an EF 6 cyl that has been sitting for a while, just started driving it again and theres a thumping/knocking noise coming from the front front of the car, can feel a kind of kick under the footrest drivers side.

Anyone have any idea's?

 

_________________

Mercedes 500SEC: -- GONE -- http://www.fordmods.com/the-garage-f53/my-83-mercedes-500sec-buildup-t69837.html
Ef Ghia: -- GONE -- Pacie 4480's, 2.5" Redback, custom grille, FTR's.
AU xr8: BA xr wheels, 2.5" custom exh, leather and woodgrain next.
Chevy Camaro: LHD, Black, all original.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Knocking noise from front of car
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:08 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 3374

Joined: 11th Mar 2008

Ride: EA SVO, AU2 Forte

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

all the time? engine knock? over bumps? need more info

 

_________________

Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Knocking noise from front of car
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:16 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 1538

Joined: 4th May 2006

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: ef fairmont turbo

Power: 213 rwkw

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

when slightly turning at speeds?

could be ball joints

 

_________________

96 EF FAIRMONT
Garrett gt40turbo, iceman plenum, ported head, turbo cam, double valvesprings, 023 fuel pump, 36lb injectors 4' cat, 4' dump, 2.5 exhaust, build bottom end, hypertonic pistons rods & rods, king bearings, j3. c10 3500 stall
232rwkw@4psi

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Knocking noise from front of car
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:22 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 3705

Joined: 27th Sep 2006

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: ED Falcon

Power: 133 rwkw

Location: Leeton
NSW, Australia

if its really something you can feel I'd say bottom ball joints... Most prone thing for big knocks... But without more info of exactly where you get it then its hard to say... Bottom Joints carry the whole load of the front of the car, hence why you know when they are gone...

 

_________________

93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Knocking noise from front of car
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:51 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 1643

Joined: 8th Feb 2006

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: Ef Ghiaaaaaargh!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Would i be safe to drive it round the block to check where the noise is coming from or is there a way to test it? It only seems to be while driving, mechanically it seems smooth.

 

_________________

Mercedes 500SEC: -- GONE -- http://www.fordmods.com/the-garage-f53/my-83-mercedes-500sec-buildup-t69837.html
Ef Ghia: -- GONE -- Pacie 4480's, 2.5" Redback, custom grille, FTR's.
AU xr8: BA xr wheels, 2.5" custom exh, leather and woodgrain next.
Chevy Camaro: LHD, Black, all original.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Knocking noise from front of car
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:43 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 3705

Joined: 27th Sep 2006

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: ED Falcon

Power: 133 rwkw

Location: Leeton
NSW, Australia

only way I've seen the old man do it is to put the car up in the air and use your legs to load the wheel and you can feel it click... not sure how you do it without a hoist... you have to use all your strength to load the wheel up... driving slow will be ok... I wouldn't wanna go to fast... territories had that problem where they were at risk of giving way and dropping that corner of the car on the ground... Big recall on them... The bottom ball joint really carries all the weight... You need special tools to press them in and out too...

That sort of thing might be best taking it to Ford and asking them to check the front of it over and just bear the costs... Dad works for Ford so we had all the right gear to do it... It'd be very hard without the right tools... We broke one pressing it in with the right tools (went C**k-eyed and snapped the outside piece)...

If your handy then go for it... If not something like that is best to do with the right tools... Its a fairly critical component...

My 2 cents worth...

Cheers,
Tim

 

_________________

93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Knocking noise from front of car
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:33 pm 
QLD Cruise Moderator
Offline

Age: 52

Posts: 407

Joined: 20th Jul 2009

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: EF Ford Falcon Wagon

Location: Atkinsons Dam an hour out of Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Jack the car up so the fronts wheels are off the ground and then place say a length of pipe under the wheel and simply left the pipe up and down and see if you can hear the knock.

And check the upper bush's on the upper control arm they normally are the first things to go.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Knocking noise from front of car
Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:11 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 141

Joined: 17th Jun 2006

Ride: Falcon

Location: canberra
ACT, Australia

We test them buy jacking under the subframe and using a large pair of multi grips sqeeze the ball joint on top of the nut and underneath on the control arm. if there is excessive movement up and down then replace.

 

_________________

Fords Rule. OK.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:47 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names