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Knocking Noise

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For a week now, I have started to hear a knocking noise on the right front side.

It is happening more and more on road bumps and turns.

I lift the car this morning and noticed this :

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Can I change just the bearing or do I have to change the whole arm ?

How dangerous is it to drive with this ?

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bushes are not sold apart so I ordered 2 new arms :(

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Thats odd they have gone

Do you have chassis braces on the car?

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Tanabe chassis braces, rear strut bar, and I used to have front strut bar before I install the supercharger.

I have Hotchkiss sway bars set to the stiffest, KW coilovers set low and stiff (80% of the max).

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I have just changed the 2 bars :

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The bush was not dead, just cut on a little part. And the worst is that the knocking nois is still there.

I can't find where it comes from :( I checked both front and rear bushesand none is destroyed.

A friend of mine told me it could be the steering :wacko:, it seemed to happen on renault 21 turbo. I will try to look at that tommorrow if it does not rain

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you could have replaced them with the TRD bushes

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Yes but I was not sure about TRD bushes delivery date and availability and I don't have the tools to take the old bush out :(

I just checked the steering and all is fine.

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Hi, is this a loud knocking noise, or a creak ?

I have an issue where my IS300 developed a knock on the front right, the dealer replaced both front shockes... the knocking noise went... but now after 6 months I have a creak... and clicking noises when turning left slowly... from the front right strut. The dealer can't say for definate where the issue lies.

Anyone seen this ?

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The noise is quite loud like if something hurts the chassis, it is not a metallic noise.

I rechecked my antiroll bars fixations and all is ok but I have noticed this : the bars have marks and there is some red on the edge of the chassis part. Could it be this ? I can't figure how it can occur, the car is very stiff.

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it does look like ARB is touching the under side at points.

try taking it off have a drive about and see if the sounds still there

at least that way your eliminating what it could be making the noise

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Hello Everybody. I own a 99 IS 200 and have the same knocking, creaking noises mostly when making turns. I am the original owner and noticed the noise some time ago. I wonder if the shocks need to be replaced?

Anybody else?

Greetings from Switzerland.

Cheers

Schumi

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Hello Everybody. I own a 99 IS 200 and have the same knocking, creaking noises mostly when making turns. I am the original owner and noticed the noise some time ago. I wonder if the shocks need to be replaced?

Anybody else?

Greetings from Switzerland.

Cheers

Schumi

Hi,

Great user name B)

No i wouldnt say its the shocks,if the ride is floaty and theres a lack of body control,then id say the shocks are on there way out.Id say the problem is as posted above.

Chips..

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