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Hi I have a 2001 experdition awd an when I am driving slow the front end makes a knocking sound .I replaced upper lower ball joints,sway bar bushings, wheel hub barings, shocks ,bolts, rotors, brake pads, please could you help me out what could it be

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Try replacing the CV joint that lies just behind each front wheel in line with the axle end. Hope this helps!

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