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Knocking noise on front o/side tyre/suspension/tracking? (new shocks put in)

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Did you replace the strut mounts ?

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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If it's a loud bang then I had the same problem with mine after I took it in for some new front tyres. the mechanic said I needed a new steering rack...he was so wrong it makes me sick to think he gets payed for it.

had the camera handy so I put a quick video together for ya. Hope that's it.

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your tracking settings correct its zero eighth toe out the problem you have got is either they havn,t done the tracking correct by linning the front wheels with the back wheels or they have lined it up with your back wheels but the geometry on your back wheels is out so when the front is lined up with the back it automaticly knocks your front out of line it all depends on the tracking device they have used but a good mechanic would have noticed this and told you and wouldn,t have sent it out if the cars still pulling to one side did they check your cambers as these will cause the car to pull to one side as would set back onyour front wheels if its more 2.5cm how good is the bloke the did your tracking ? what you can do is the basics check your tyre presures then swop your front wheels over as sometimes if your tracking has been out it wears the tyres uneven then when tracking is put right it pulls to that side swapping the wheels cures this

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Tire Noise


Hi,
This could be a combination of things. I'll suggest them and see how you go.

The tyre pressures have the most effect on road noise. Strangely there is more transmitted noise when tyre pressures are correct. Under inflation cuases a cushioning effect, whereas over inflation can make the tyre profile balloon reducing road contact.
Check that they are in limit.

Tyre tread profile can produce a humm if there are straight lateral bars. Good designs use offset bars to reduce this effect.

Cover any loadspace, and ensure sound deadening panels are in place.

Shock absorber top and bottom bushes come in different relilliancies. Hard provide tighter handling - but allow more road noise, soft absorbs noise, but allows more roll.
These bushes harden over time - thus transmitting more noise.

Shock absorber seals can swell enough to make a shock "sticky" - thus transmitting more noise.

Other suspension bushes likewise harden and become more solid with age.

So, - If it is bothering you, Check tyre pressure and condition. Cover loadspace with sound deadening material - A rubber mat in the boot works wonders.
Inspect rear shocks for wear/ corrosion.
Remove and replace bushes with new.
Replace shocks with new if required.
Inspect suspension bushes, & replace if cracked or perished.

This should solve the problems for you.

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