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Old 05-08-2002, 06:53   #1 (permalink)
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Knocking Noise?

Hey all i dont really know whats wrong with my EL but when put in reverse and i full lock it side to side, theres a strange noise that comes from the front of the car! Its kind of like a knocking noise? This happens when i toally stationary, and today it started making the noise, not as bad, when i was slowing down from bout 30km/h to 0!

whats wrong? is it suspension related?

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Could be worn or dry ball joints.
Give them a grease to see if that fixes it.
Had similar knock in AU11, until regreased ball joints.
Now seems OK.

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Also worth checking the tie rod ends for free play.
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In my EL rally car I had a similar noise and traced it to the two bolts that hold the rack to the crossmember. 14mm spanner if I recall correctly.
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Could be worn or dry ball joints.
Give them a grease to see if that fixes it.
Had similar knock in AU11, until regreased ball joints.
Now seems OK.

Steve.
how do you grease the ball joints?
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