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 Post subject: sus noise
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:27 pm 
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'K, thrillseekers, got one for youse...........

I've got a noise in the front suspension. If (and when) I brake hard, (going forwards)I get a solid "KLACK" which can be felt through the floor by my right foot. If, after I have braked hard, I happen to reverse, I can again get the solid "KLACK"

I have been told, by a "mechanic" , that it is the pads in the caliper moving, but I suspect more, because it is a really solid "KLACK"

I suspect two things: one, maybe the rack is loose (yet to be checked), or two, the ball joints are stuffed. (I have yet to replace them)

Any other suggestions????
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 Post subject: Re: sus noise
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:57 pm 
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creeture3 wrote:
'K, thrillseekers, got one for youse...........

I've got a noise in the front suspension. If (and when) I brake hard, (going forwards)I get a solid "KLACK" which can be felt through the floor by my right foot. If, after I have braked hard, I happen to reverse, I can again get the solid "KLACK"

I have been told, by a "mechanic" , that it is the pads in the caliper moving, but I suspect more, because it is a really solid "KLACK"

I suspect two things: one, maybe the rack is loose (yet to be checked), or two, the ball joints are stuffed. (I have yet to replace them)

Any other suggestions????


1) "Mechanic" is an idiot. And that is being nice.
2) Could be rack (unlikely) Easy to check, get someone to rock the steering wheel and see if the rack moves. 2 bolts, one on the drivers side from the top and one on the passenger side on the bottom.
3) Ball Joints, possible, but you would feel or hear it all the time.
4) Check your radius arm bushes at the front (through the K Frame).
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 Post subject: Re: sus noise
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:19 pm 
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SWC wrote:
1) "Mechanic" is an idiot. And that is being nice.
2) Could be rack (unlikely) Easy to check, get someone to rock the steering wheel and see if the rack moves. 2 bolts, one on the drivers side from the top and one on the passenger side on the bottom.
3) Ball Joints, possible, but you would feel or hear it all the time.
4) Check your radius arm bushes at the front (through the K Frame).


1] agreed lol
2] doubt it too
3] possible
4] your most likely correct
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5] what about checking caliper bolts? [1st time i did one didn't realise needed spanner as well as socket to do up .... caliper was hanging on somehow :shock: :roll: ]
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 Post subject: Re: sus noise
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:28 pm 
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Check your radius arm bushes at the front (through the K Frame).


Yeah, considered them but an absolute PITA to replace, but I think you may be right. That is all I can think of, as the inner control arm bushes seem unworn, but again, I might be wrong there too.......

However, gotta get new tyres soon, so I am intending to 1) refresh (replace) all ball joints, (gotta spare set of stub axles 8-) ) and replace the radius arm bushes :cry: . All I have to do is get my a*** into gear and do it.............. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: sus noise
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:42 pm 
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what about checking caliper bolts?


Nah, looked at them closely, and replaced them, no joy there.........

I really have a horrible feeling it is goi g to be the control arm bushes, either the K frame ones, or the radius arms ones ($$$$$) :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: sus noise
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:50 pm 
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creeture3 wrote:
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what about checking caliper bolts?


Nah, looked at them closely, and replaced them, no joy there.........


:mrgreen:



creeture3 wrote:

I really have a horrible feeling it is goi g to be the control arm bushes, either the K frame ones, or the radius arms ones ($$$$$) :roll:


have fuuunn..... :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: sus noise
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:32 am 
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I had mine done when I got my wheel alignment done a while ago and it cost me $40 a side. Was worth it to me :D .
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