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Knocking Noise When Turning Right

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Hey all,

I getting a knocking noise when I turn right most of the time and sometimes when I come to a downwards slow stop I can hear it too.

The only way I can describe the noise is that it sounds like a CV joint starting to go.

I've checked the wheel for play with load and no load, all is fine. Calipers are tight also.

I took off the front suspension and the strut top on the drivers side had like a 1mm play at most, left was tight. Wondering if that is enough to cause a knock like that?

Any ideas???

Thank you,


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I've had a CV go and find it hard to believe the sound would be compairable to worn top shock rubber noise.

The CV makes a sharp cracking sound and a worn shock rubber makes a dull knock.

These 2 sounds can't be confused, they are completly different.

A bad CV can throw the drive shaft out of hub/socket completly, "not pretty"

Maybe try swapping top rubbers left for right.

If sound also moves to the other side then presto, youv'e found it.

And if not then you need to look elsewhere.

If shock rubbers are worn out chances are, the shocks are to, so if budget permits!.

There are still plenty of spots noise can be generated so keep looking .

eg - "generic description", bottom shock rubber, toe arm loose or worn rubber.

good luck and remember,

when it comes to worn drive train and suspension/steering if it goes wrong, it can be a matter of life or death so do it right.

I work on the road for a living and see this all to often, that is when it goes pear shaped.

So please dont leave it to chance or chances are, I may have to be there to pick you up, not so good.

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I had a funny noise when my front sway bar bushes were stuffed, think it was a light knocking noise. Check your tie rod ends as well?

just some other ideas to check out

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think you will find, if tie rods were the problem then a steering wobble/judder? would be the problem you would be asking about.

sounds like you on the right track.

sway bar should also be a dull thud compaired to cv.

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