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    Knock - through steering wheel.

    Hi Guys.

    Today whilst driving over some cobbled roads, I noticed a knock through my steering wheel.

    Not sure weather its suspension related, or possibly something on the steering itself (uj??) However i Jacked it up to see if i could find any play having a pull around...But couldnt.

    Any ideas?.. Common problems?

    Thought possibly subframe mounts, as the rack bolts to the subframe... I think. But not sure how to test/check them.

    Any help appreciated.

    Callum

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    Sounds suspension related. I would say its a bush of some sort. I changed my lower arm ball joint which used to knock quite bad but was fine when I jacked it up and checked for play.

    Some bushes wont show any signs of play unless they have a load placed on them so jacking up sometimes doesnt help. I would have a look at your lower arm ball joint.

    I didnt know we had subframe mounts.

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    Yeah, apparently its advised to change them for TT subframe mounts as there more solid.
    How did you diagnose your balljoint Nattie?.. Was it just the balljoint or complete arm?.
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    Mine used to knock pretty bad when going up into my drive, turned out to be the front wishbone bushes. Got them changed and all is good
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    Well I kinda new what it was when I first heard it. If I when over a pot hole or rubbish tarmac I could hear a knocking sound around the wheel area and if a hit a nasty pot hole I could feel it through the steering wheel.

    The knocking used to be in sequence with the up and down movement of the wheel if you get me so I new it was something that was connected to the wheel / hub and thats the only thing.

    Ball joint is really easy to change and can be bought seperately. I only changed the ball joint and the knocking has gone, paid 22 something from Euro parts.

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    You're lucky Nattie, my knocking had the same symptoms as yours and turned out to be a shock absorber! Was a tad more then 22 lol. (and you have to replace in pairs!)

 

 

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