Front end knocking

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caprixpack
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Front end knocking

Post by caprixpack » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:55 pm

I'm getting quite a loud knocking noise from the front end when on rough surfaces and going over speed bumps. I've had it up in the air but can't see anything worn or loose. Any one have an idea?
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dirtydirtydiesel
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Re: Front end knocking

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:35 pm

Droplinks, 1st
Anti-roll bar bushings, 2nd
Bushings at the rear of the front wishbones, 3rd
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Re: Front end knocking

Post by caprixpack » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:48 pm

Thanks, now you mention drop links when I moved the rubber cover around on the bottom fixing water came out.
1984 924 2.0 n/a crystal Green - The daily
2005 VW Passat tdi 130 Highline, now 170bhp & 290ft/lb
2000 Peugeot 406 2.0 hdi - stood for 4 years, fresh mot and mostly working.

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Re: Front end knocking

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:53 pm

Agreed, droplinks are a 406 weak spot.
If you find these are the culprit, try to buy a reputable brand like Lemforder, otherwise you'll be doing it again next year....
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Re: Front end knocking

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:54 pm

Deleted - double post... :roll:
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1999 T4 family wagon
2005 Vauxhall Meriva
1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

caprixpack
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Re: Front end knocking

Post by caprixpack » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:09 pm

Thanks for the help, I went into ecp this morning to see what they had. All they had on the shelf was one starline link, but for £8 I thought f*ck it its cheap enough to use to rule out the that part. Anyway replaced the drivers side and it cured the knocking on that side, so I'll get browsing and order some decent ones.
1984 924 2.0 n/a crystal Green - The daily
2005 VW Passat tdi 130 Highline, now 170bhp & 290ft/lb
2000 Peugeot 406 2.0 hdi - stood for 4 years, fresh mot and mostly working.

dirtydirtydiesel
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Re: Front end knocking

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:10 pm

No worries,

But as Ginger say's get either Lemforder or Mayle HD both are good,
My Lemforder's on the estate have been on 4 years 60k 8)
Mayle HD come with a 4 year guarantee :)
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

pp2000 owner / user, can offer Diagnostic's / fault code, reading / clearing for beer tokens in Leicestershire.

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