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hi all
i have a 2001 touring cruiser
it passed mot 3 weeks ago but i have a knocking on the front end over bumps.
i have replaced the anti roll bar link bolts.
if i jack the car up and put a bar at the back bush i can move the wishbone up and down quite a bit.
would this be the cause of the knocking i can definately feel it under my feet.
thankyou in advance
 

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It's often worn strut bearings, especially if it makes a noise like wooden blocks clapping, but is not felt through the steering.
 

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The lower control arm bushings are most likely shot. Very common. you can drive it without issue, but very annoying. I replaced mine with Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings and they've been fine.
 

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thanks fellas
like i said i put a crow bar between the wishbone and chassis and moved it up and down and the actual wishbone did move a lot
at the rear.
i suppose i'll need to replace it so will do both at the same time.
thanks again
 

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i just replaced mine to pass a safety inspection.left one was a beast to replace,the nut inside the frame tore loose from its mooring.
pull carpet back,a dimple in floorboard directly above bolt indicates where to bore a hole with a holesaw-i used two inch holesaw and a cordless drill.

then i welded the nut to the frame,while it was still hot i hit the bolt with the impact and got it apart.
it doesent knock on the floor anymore.
 

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quick update
changed both control arms and all swaybar bushes and everything is good
once again thanks for the replies
putting a cherry bomb back box on next if i can work out how to make the pipework
 
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