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Front suspension knock?????
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Hey guys, I’ve recently noticed that driving over uneven/ rough roads that I’m getting a knocking noise, if I hit a pothole or large bump there’s nothing but any sort of slight bumps or similar and I’m getting lots of knocks like the anti roll bar bushes are shot, last weekend I got it on my mates 2 poster ramp and got the pry bar out checking everything and it’s all completely solid, but for how cheap they were I fitted a pair of new drop links thinking it could only be them but no joy, all my shockers are clean and bone dry and springs are perfect and I lowered the car so the tyres were about an inch off the ground and put a long pry bar under each wheel to check the top mounts and no play whatsoever, please help???? Oh also it’s a 1.4 Sri on a 65 plate with 40k miles thanks


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Does it do it when the brakes are applied?

The knocking coming from mine turned out to be the brake pads rattling in the callipers. Drove me mad trying to find where the noise was coming from. A slight bend of the anti rattle shims was all it took to cure the noise.
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No mate it does it during normal driving, I’ve read somewhere before about there being a problem with the brake pad shims but I’ve had a good wiggle of each and there’s nothing ????


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Could be the top mount they can fail or start to come apart had it on mine and there was no play it was only when changing the shock we found it.
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(16:th-Mar-2019, 09:36:03)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Could be the top mount they can fail or start to come apart had it on mine and there was no play it was only when changing the shock we found it.


I’ll check that out cheers rusty, I’ve de catted my car today, searched high and low for a 4 branch manifold for it with no joy so took the gamble and ordered one off a Vauxhall corsa c 1.4 twin port and it fits perfectly and even mates up to the same flange at the bottom right next to the flexi joint, noticeable increase in power but has now given a slight rasp on initial revs, I’ll soon sort that with an extra resonator box sleeved into the system but has transformed the drivability as I was for getting rid of it for being so damn underpowered


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