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Old 05-12-2006   #1
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Strange knocking sound??

Got a small problem with my '98 1.2 Sporting, every now and then there's a knocking sound, like somethings catching underneath. It seems completely random and will do it every now and then irrelevent of where the wheels are pointing. I was going to get underneath and have a look tomorrow, but does anyone have a clue where to start?
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

usally either
bloke in the boot trying to get out.
hand brake cable
exhaust
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

Must be that bloke in the boot!
What do you mean by handbrake cable, sorry to sound thick, does it catch or something?
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

I have just been informed, that it does it more going around corners than at any other time... sorry bout that! Been fed some duff info! Does it going both left and right - could it still be either of those faults?
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

hand brake cable knocks on bottom of car, but now you say corners its worse, could be suspension bushes or wheel bearings, even a loose wheel, is it coming from front or back
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

Definately the front, so I'm told!( I'm relaying info from the wife who's sat watching holby city! )
Sounds like something is catching or similar, the knocking isn't consistant, i.e not a regular ticking or anything, sounds almost as if something is catching an the bumper or something?
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

could be inner wheel arch come loose.
has it got standard wheels or wider ones?

it could be next doors cat stuck under it
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

I'll check all those things tomorrow. Big thankyou Dave, I'll report back if I find out what's on with it!
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

Couldn't find anything obvious, All the bushes and gaitors seem Ok. Booked into local garage tomorrow.
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

Knocking from the front could be a few things have a look at your suspension mounts (Struts) also have a look at your CV Boots and check for signs of excessive grease and wear.. Does the knocks happen more over bumps if so could be the the anti roll bar drop link...
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Re: Strange knocking sound??

Went into the garage today, she had a knackered CV joint.
All sorted now.
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