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 Post subject: knocking suspension
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:43 pm 
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just recently before my trip to stanphorpe, i had some suspension work done to the car, now when i took it home, i get this wierd knocking noise comming from the front left wheel

i had some bushes replaced, reco rack and a camber castor kit put in, i had my other mech look at it and he told me something about the top control arm making the noise,

any one else have any ideas please share as its peeing me off

cheers matt

 

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Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:21 pm 
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any one

 

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Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:35 pm 
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Have you checked the radius rod bushes in the K-Frame?
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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:37 pm 
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sorry but found out i still have the same rack in, orignal one, the wierd thing is before it was done is was all good

 

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:38 am 
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Over the years I've had several cases where noises were simply down to bolts not being done up tight enough - frequent culprits are rear shock lower attachement bolts - but I've had the same with front shock lower bolts too - as well as top arm hinge bolts.

 

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:21 am 
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if it dosent rain here in brissy, im getting it looked at today and go over it an tighten it up, if it fixes it, nother problem off the check list,

 

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Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:02 pm 
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ball joints are f#$Ked, nother bloody thing
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any one no rougly how much i am looking at from a mechanic shop to change them

 

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Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:10 pm 
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I don't know about Queensland but a bloke I know here in NSW, Penrith to be exact, told me that a suspension place there that sells reco Stub Axles with the NEW ball joints already in them, maybe that could be an option for you? at least easier to change.

Maybe Pedders has something to help you with?
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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:35 pm 
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ball jonts are beetween 40 -90$ depending on the brand and you need a minipress to do it in the car or take out the stub axle put it in the press and press it in and out TIP; PUT THE BALL JOINT IN THE FREEZER IN THE BOX AND PLASTIC SEALED SO NO MOISTURE ENTERS. this makes the outside diameter become smaller (contract) so its easir to press in

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:52 pm 
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i got pedders and fulcrum near me so ill go and see them and find out how much

 

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Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:01 pm 
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Try Driveline services archerfield 32757600. I got my susp done there and will be getting my ball joints / rubbers / tailshaft balance there when i have enough cash.

Great service and great price. You'll find the service much better then the others and price better too.
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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:01 pm 
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cheers mate. ill go next week and have a looksey,

ill get them to check it as well

 

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:10 pm 
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i was getting sick of the noise today, so me and my grandfather pulled my wheel off and found that the mech who put my camber caster kit on never tightend up the top arm and it was causing it to knock, so i tightend the arm up today and no more knocking, also when they put my wheel back on they stripped one of my studs,

grr

my 315,000km ball joints live on, thank god

 

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Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:23 pm 
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thats a coincidence cause ive got increased knocking and recently had a camber kit too, thanks, will check mine tomozza
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 Post subject: Re: knocking suspension
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:25 pm 
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ya, i could grab the top arm and shake it and it was knocking like hell,, so i pulled the wheel off and found the bolts were losse

 

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