Knocking noise

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Knocking noise

Post by Ellbee » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:15 pm

Ok, my car is driving me mad! (Literally!) Quick background...last year, driving from Blackburn back home to Newcastle, my car developed a knock. It gradually got worse but as we just wanted to be home, I drove around 60mph. No noises unless I turned left. Got home, mechanic said it was drive shaft & I had it fixed. Fast forward to Feb this year & driving on a motorway again, another knock! 😡 Assumed it was the other side (or maybe a defective part), I did the same & drove bk home & booked it into the garage but not until a few days later. Parked the car up until the day, took noise! Mechanic drove it for a bit & basically made out I was mad! Sooo.. last week, same happened. Quiet noise to start with then quite bad., again a few days later, booked into the garage. Just got the car back today for a different mechanic to say there’s no noise! There really is! It’s really quiet, only on a right turn & seems to be when I’m pulling away, moving slowly & nearly on full lock but not all the time.
Please help before I lose the plot!

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Re: Knocking noise

Post by calnorth » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:37 pm

If it were a rattle it wouldn't be a bother. However, where there's thrust and play/slack then there is knock. If one drive shaft (CV joints) was changed I'd expect to have done the other side at the same time.
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Re: Knocking noise

Post by Qashowner » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:58 pm

Check the drive shaft rubber boots, if they are split, it could be dirt getting into the joint.
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