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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:23 pm 
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since i've been driving my ef, a slight knock comes from the front end.
It's weird, sometimes it will be as i change gears, and other times it will be when i hit small bumps.

The bottom ball joints are definitely crook, the rubber boot around them is pretty much destroyed, so that is my first guess.

The shocks/springs in it aren't even 1000km old, so definitely not those.
any other ideas?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:34 pm 
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If the ball joints are gone replace them, also check the tie rods and rack ends for wear. A simple test is to move the steering wheel back and forth with engine running and check for play and knocking in these joints. Rack ends are around $50 a set from Bursons compared to $54 each from FRAUD.
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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:18 pm 
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The lower control arm bush at the front can be a problem as well. My auto gearbox cooler was leaking and as a result the fliud destroyed the right front bush on the control arm. I get a knock every now and then from this. Gotta get around to fixing it some time
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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:13 am 
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Also check sway bar bushes...my driver side one had desintergrated..was getting quite a knock from that.

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