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    Track rod ends / ball joints

    Hi guys, how can you tell if the track rod ends are knackered? I'm getting a swaying feeling when driving? I also I get a knocking / cracking type sound when turning the wheel when stationary, my wishbones are poly bushed front and back bushes, when I had the clutch and mot done it came back with excessive play in ball joint, so I replacement the ball joints and track rod ends with delphi parts and I also changed the inner tie rods at the same time with fai parts, this was all done the first week of march this year, since then I had to replace the ball joints as one had a lot of play in it after two weeks.

    i know I have coilovers and the ride can be hard I don't think I'm running my car too low, but is there a better / stronger make I can get?

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    cv joints?

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    and top mounts

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    Top mounts and bearings are new, ill have a look at cv joints today sometime
    A3 1.8t AGU, fk ak street coilovers, silicone tip, silicone turbo outlet pipe, forge 007p ( yellow spring ), 80mm jetex cone filter, 3" cold air feed, 3" downpipe and de cat, R-tech stage1 map 187bhp- 227ft

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    Can you check if cv joints are shot with the car on stands with wheels off?
    A3 1.8t AGU, fk ak street coilovers, silicone tip, silicone turbo outlet pipe, forge 007p ( yellow spring ), 80mm jetex cone filter, 3" cold air feed, 3" downpipe and de cat, R-tech stage1 map 187bhp- 227ft

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    Check the gaitors are I good nick, no grease coming out and that they are secure. Also there should not be any play in them. Usually a bad cv gaitor shows up on full lock. Get a knocking or grinding sound.
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    Currently: 254bhp - 276lb/ft (174bhp/ton) as of 11/02/2013 On V-Power

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    Cheers, will try and have a look later on
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