Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

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ikhan
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Re: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

Postby ikhan » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:47 pm

I haven't had a chance to get this checked out yet, but it does seem to have gone slightly worse.

I've just spoken to Renault and asked if my car was subject to any recalls / technical notes - they said no. I asked about the general technical note regarding the steering rack, again I was interupted and told 'no sir'.

I'm wondering if the guy was simply not clued up or blatantly lying? I think a call to head office might be in order.
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Re: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

Postby peter h » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:53 pm

ok gonna sound dumb suggesting this.

where the top mounts greased ?

with all the wet weather we have i noticed my front right spring "knocking" a little. i just dropped both front struts and regreased the top mounts and bingo silent as a mouse :P

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Re: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

Postby ikhan » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:35 pm

peter h wrote:ok gonna sound dumb suggesting this.

where the top mounts greased ?

with all the wet weather we have i noticed my front right spring "knocking" a little. i just dropped both front struts and regreased the top mounts and bingo silent as a mouse :P


Not dumb at all mate - I appreciate all suggestions.

I'm not sure to be honest - if it doesnt take long and isn't labour intensive, I might ask a garage to check / do that first
Renault Megane 1.5dCi (106)
Lowered 45mm (Spax)
RenaultSport R26 Front & Rear Bumpers, Spoilers, Door Bullets, & Exhaust
6000k HIDs (H7 & H11), LED Side, No Plate, & Interior Lights
18" Inovit Tarmac Alloys (matt black)

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Re: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

Postby davelowe » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:26 pm

It's a 30 minute job per side (max) for a decent garage to remove each strut. There are only 5 bolts each side from memory (two on the bottom, and three at the top).
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Re: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

Postby Meganedci06 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:54 pm

this banging is getting worse on my side so i think my top mounts are goosed, done think grease will work, or is it worth a try, as the part is going to cost £75 out side via a auto shop or £35 on ebay, (but who do u trust) lol

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Re: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

Postby davelowe » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:06 pm

You will have to buy spring compressors if you don't have them already. £15 for a cheap set. I would recommend re-thinking your costings.Good luck!
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Re: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

Postby Meganedci06 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:26 am

ebay is my answer am no paying £75, just hope it last and a few months i need to re do it lol, yeah getting them off ebay aswell lol cheapist i seen was £15. and will come in handy

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Re: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

Postby ikhan » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:59 pm

I've not had a chance to get mine checked yet, but a really stupid thought just occured to me on my way home now... I turned a corner pretty sharpish and hear the knock... but for some reason, I thought maybe it's not a suspension knock, but rather the front lip / spoiler on the bumper that's grounding out????

But then again it has happened when the car is relatively flat as well so I'm still getting it checked. I had a word with my mechanic and he said to pop round during lunch so that I can take him for a drive and reproduce the sound as he could have the car whole day and it probably won't make any noises.
Renault Megane 1.5dCi (106)
Lowered 45mm (Spax)
RenaultSport R26 Front & Rear Bumpers, Spoilers, Door Bullets, & Exhaust
6000k HIDs (H7 & H11), LED Side, No Plate, & Interior Lights
18" Inovit Tarmac Alloys (matt black)


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