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    well it looks like im the next one to have an annoying knock from the front of my car (05 1.9cdti 150 pre-face)
    as the car is parked at the front of our house on a slope,when i move off the slope onto the level road there is a 'knock' from the front (not real sure if n/s or o/s)
    when going into a roundabout & comming of the roundabout its on both sides,this has appeared maybe 3 months ago,i have already replaced the strut-top bearings (VX) 2 front struts,2 new front calipers,new springs,inner & outer tie-arms (both sides) Powerflex ARB bushes,Saab drop-links,im now at a kinda of a lose as to what it is,any pointers or other suggestions would be gratefully apprecitated before im bald

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    forgot to add that i had the struts out last week & replaced the rubber/plastic that goes on the lower end of the spring

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    Hi m8 have you checked the wishbones at all just an idea
    gaz

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    cheers gaz,they are the one thing i hoping aint goosed................£156+vat in my local stealers,you dont happen to know if you can buy the bushes say from the likes of Powerflex

    just on powerflex now

    http://www.powerflex.co.uk/road-seri...Bush/1954.html

    http://www.powerflex.co.uk/road-seri...Bush/1955.html

    http://www.powerflex.co.uk/road-seri...l%29/1992.html

    so far £85 + the £35 i paid today for the meyle droplinks,just need a price for top & bottom radiator mounts
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    hope ya get sorted nige...............

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    I replaced droplinks for the saab ss ones and noise halfed still a clunking sound but have wishbone bushes there ready to fit hope that cures it. Rear is knocking like a dont know what so have rear upper control arms to fit rear droplinks that should solve that and be nice and smooth cos its no fun to drive at moment

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    got a few prices today

    stealers looking for £186+ VAT for 1 wishbone,euro car parts do a 'Lemforder' (brand) for £134 (not sure about+vat) this is for the dearest cheapest being £98 for Q-drive & OCAP,until i called Norman McMullan a VX breaker in N.Ireland £58.50 from a company called (bad reception on mobile ) "AUTO-MEGA"

    so at the moment im waiting on the postie to deliver the Meyle droplinks i purchased y/day,i'll change the Saab that on her at the mo to the Meyle ones...........if.........that cures it brilliant.............but if it doesnt then i think i'll buy the Powerflex bushes & fit them to the wishbone thats on her at the mo

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