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Old 12-31-2003, 16:41   #1 (permalink)
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knocking noise coming from front left

i have an ea, and i have a funny knocking noise coming from the front left of the car. I've heard a few falcons with the noise its just a quiet knocking sound. is this a common problem?
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Re: knocking noise coming from front left

I'm no mechanic or even all that knowledgable about cars, however I've asked a lot of questions about knocking problems as I've had several of them myself.

If it's an engine noise, then the knocking is nothing to be worried about. I've been told it's normal for an older car and peculiar to the eseries engines.

If you think it's coming from the wheel area, however, it might be something more serious. I recently had a very loud knocking sound come from the rear right wheel whenever I went over a bump. I was told by several people that it was just the shock absorber that was dead and needed replacing. However when I went to the mechanic, it was found that a bolt was missing from... err... I *think* it was called the 'control arm'. Anyway, it was apparently quite dangerous to be driving without it.
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There is a couple of threads in the Suspension section thet may be of interest to you Daza.
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a bolt was missing from... err... I *think* it was called the 'control arm'. Anyway, it was apparently quite dangerous to be driving without it.
Yeah could be quite dangerous indeed
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Could be purge solinoid behind left front light.Vibrating on inner panel???...
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Could be purge solinoid behind left front light.Vibrating on inner panel???...
I have had that before, its more of a tapthan a knock.
Fixed it by putting some of that sticky foam under it.
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Re: knocking noise coming from front left

Could be sway bar mounts or ball joints.
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