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    Default Shocks, springs and top mounts done, now a new noise! Grrr

    Hi all, further to my thread about a knocking noise I had while fitting new shocks, I have now solved that.

    On to the next problem, last night I finished fitting the front shocks.
    took it for a quick spin round the block and noticed a small knocking sound coming from the rear, it's constant and the rate of it increases with acceleration, it's passed it's M.O.T with it today, the mechanic wasn't sure what it was, i haven't had a chance to jack it up and check myself yet. Any ideas?

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    Rear ARB bushes?

    Make sure the rear seats are properly clipped in (I know, sounds stupid but I had a knock/squeak from mine and the passenger side rear seat wasn't fully locked home)

    Is it a sharp knock or a dull thud? Could be something as simple as a stone trapped in the tread of your tyres (in fact, if it increases with road speed, this is probably the cause in all honesty)

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    ARB bushes

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    I'm not convinced it's the ARB bushes tbh as there was no noise before fitting the new shocks and springs, it's hard to describe the sound, like something is knocking off the wheel as it turns although i know it's not

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    Nothing simple like something stuck in the tyre somewhere, or something stuck near the disc/pad?

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    Hmm, well, I've figured that one out too!
    o/s/r brake line was fouling the tyre! I must have pushed it out the way when re-tightening bolts! Oops!

    good excuse to crack on with the Hel brake lines then!

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