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Old 05-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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front right wheel knocking when turning

My 04 gt has been making a knocking/clanking type noise from the front right wheel when I turn to the left.... I am not sure what this could be? Ball joint maybe? Any input would be appreciated ..thanks
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Re: front right wheel knocking when turning

It could very well be a ball joint does this only happen when turning left? Any other symptoms that you are noticing? Like wheel play, or vibration, or both? Are your tires stock, or larger? Is it lowered? If so how long has it been lowered. This will point us in the right direction.
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Yea its lowered on sportlines and pro dampers.... been about 4-5 months since i lowered it. Tires are 245s. It has been making the noise since i have had the car and thats about a year and half but its Was no where near as frequent as it is now... and i only notice it when turning left
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Re: front right wheel knocking when turning

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Yea its lowered on sportlines and pro dampers.... been about 4-5 months since i lowered it. Tires are 245s. It has been making the noise since i have had the car and thats about a year and half but its Was no where near as frequent as it is now... and i only notice it when turning left
It could very well be a ball joint.

What you want to do: is lift the car up either using a jack and stands, or lift. Grasp the top and bottom of the tire. (At about 2 and 7) Push in at the top, and pull out on the bottom.

Also try to push up and pull down on the control arm. If there is any movement then it is time to replace.

Also check the tie rods etc. my guess is the ball joints have gone.
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Yeah. I would bet ball joint or your bump stop is set up wrong. Did you get cc plates to correct the alignment when u lowered it?
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Ok i will give that a shot .... i didnt use cc plates cuz the alignment wasn't to far off... i think its only like a degree off in both sides. Thanks for the input!
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Ok i will give that a shot .... i didnt use cc plates cuz the alignment wasn't to far off... i think its only like a degree off in both sides. Thanks for the input!
A degree off is quite a bit imo. Should be 1.6 ish. 2.6 is a lot more
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Re: front right wheel knocking when turning

If you ball joint is ok, check the rack and pinion bushings and make sure that they are cracked. A test you can do is take a can of WD40 and soak the bushings and see if the noise goes away. I have seen when you turn the bushings are bad and cause the rack and pinion to move and causing it to in the frame where it bolts up. Try those two things and let us know cuz i have alot of test and things you can look for cuz I had the same noise and it ended up being a worn spring cushion on the control arm.
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Ok i will give it a shot.... i have the morning off tomorrow so hopefully i can get some of that done tomorrow ... thanks for the tips guys.. much appreciated!
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Re: front right wheel knocking when turning

yup anytime let us know what you find...
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Jacked it up and pulled on the wheel and i was able to get a knocking noise... checked the other wheel and got the same results.. maybe not quite as loud but very similar.... is that my sign??
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Re: front right wheel knocking when turning

did you move it up and down or side to side?
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Jacked it up and pulled on the wheel and i was able to get a knocking noise... checked the other wheel and got the same results.. maybe not quite as loud but very similar.... is that my sign??
Thats not good. Don't drive it until you figure it out my friend.
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