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Hi,

I am getting a clicking sound from the front suspention (LH side only) I have tightened up all the bolts i can find and also inspected the bushes which visually look ok.

I have also removed and lubricated the front swat bar. Alot of other small noises disapeared after i did this, which is good but i still have the clicking sound. I also checked the wheel bearings which where OK.

I am getting the 'click' sound on mild bumps at low speeds and on acceleration (mainly at low speeds also). To me it sounds like a ball joint. ie when you accelerate and the front of the car lifts it 'clicks'....I havd tried the ball joint with a lever and couldnt see any unwanted play but i dont suppose i can impose the same loads as the car would.

Any thoughts or previous experience would be appreciated?

Thanks, Nick

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One of my top ball joints was knackered at 20 something thousand miles, the suspension is loaded in such a way that it's easy enough to disconnnect from the hub and get a better feel for it's condition - they should be so tight that you can 'sort of' move it about with your hand.

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Thanks guys,

I will disconnet the top ball joint over the weekend and have a feel.

GPK - thanks for the suggestion but it doesnt sound or feel like brake pads its more of a positive click/knock.

Thanks

Nick

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