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    All,

    Looking for a few ideas on a problem on my 55 2.2 Direct.

    Basically when I rock the steering wheel back and forward I am getting s knocking sound coming from the nearside front. I knew there was play in the track rod ends so have swapped both out today and while the steering now feels very sharp I still have the knocking noise. I have also changed the suspension drop links, discs and pads all round today...been busy

    There does not feel as if there is any play in the rack...it's tight now that the track rod end has been changed...so does anyone have any suggestions on what to look at next? Was thinking it might be the front wheel bearing on the way out or possibly the suspension top mounts....I can feel it through the wheel knocking back and forward. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Steve

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    Top mounts mate

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    Are they a common failure point? Car has just ticked over the 44k miles now. Are they a pain to change?

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    Fairly common yeah.

    Easy enough.
    Take front strut out.
    Compress spring slightly

    Undo 21mm nut

    Remove and swap top mount and bearing.

    Easy as that.

    Looking about 1 hour to hour and half with out air tools

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    Well does indeed look like the suspension top mounts...rocking the steering wheel back and forth I can see the top of the NSF moving around....bolt has a good 1mm of movement.... OSF is rock solid but suppose I should just change them both out as likely other ones worn too.

    Where's the best place to buy these?

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    I got genuine one from Uni part for £57 each

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