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Knocking noise

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by ian11, Oct 26, 2011.

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  1. ian11

    ian11 New Member

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    Hello fellas!! I need a bit of help, I've noticed a muffled knocking noise coming from the front drivers side wheel, it only happens when I go over a bump, any ideas? Thanks. Ian
     
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    Stop going over bumps.
     
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    RED 109 CSW New Member

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    Drop Link or CV joint? Have a good look for anything loose under the front end
     
  4. ian11

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    if it is either of those 2 things would it be expensive?
     
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    RED 109 CSW New Member

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    Not in the grand scheme of things, no, but it depends on how handy you are with a spanner to keep the labour costs down
     
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    could be the wishbone
     
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    Take a look at the drop links see if there is too much play in them , also get under freelander and to the back of engine you will see the anti-roll bar . See if it moves about too much aslo there is stopers either end of the bar to stop it moving out and hittin the struts , sometimes the break off and let it move out . Mine was gone and just cut a big washer on 1 side and put it around the bar and held it in place with a jubile clip .
     
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    RED 109 CSW New Member

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    Exactly - snapped arb drop link or foobarred bushes - don't bodge it, fix it :)
     
  9. ian11

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    The drop links and cv joints seem ok, nothing loose, I'll check the anti roll bar this afternoon, thanks for all the help
     
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    I had a mechaic look at the car today, he didnt really check underneath it, he just opened the drivers door, bounced the car up and down, and then said he wanted me to drive it around the block so he could listen to the noise, I went over a couple of bumps and said "Shock absorber gone 100% sure" I'm not convinced, everyone says it more likely to be the drop link, especially if the shocker isnt leaking oil. What do you think?
     
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    Mine was doing the same. Changed the drop links, all good now. Cost about £15 and an hour of my time.
     
  12. ian11

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    Do you have to undo the drop link to properly test whether its gone or not?
     
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    No, you just need to take the pressure off the anti roll bar. Easier said than done if you don't have axle stands.
     
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    This is almost certainly the drop links.

    Replace them as a pair and don't forget to get new nylock nuts for top and bottom - they don't usually come with the links.

    Far-east cheapies are real c**p, don't waste your money - as you'll need to do the job again in 20K.

    Depending of course on how many potholes / sleeping policemen the car has gone over, I reckon to replace 2 or 3 sets of drop links before the shocker bushes go.
     
  15. ian11

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    Can it not be done by just jacking the car up?
     
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    Not really, you would still have pressure on the bar. Where are you based?
     
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    I live in Malaga in Spain, not many genuine or knowledgeable garages here unfortunately
     
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    Bit far away to take a look I'm afraid. I've got family over there, I ask and see if they recommend anyone.
     
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    I agree - used to live there in the 80s - that was why you were told it was a shock-absorber!

    Took me a week to find / buy a set of feeler gauges.

    No google translate then old son.

    Try miming a feeler gauge - Ha Ha - memories!
     
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    Have you not tried Jock at English Mobile Mechanics. He seems ok on the TV! :)
     
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