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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Knocking from rear.

Hi all.
Needing some advice from you all. I have had a knocking noise coming from the rear, only happens when traveling slow and along bumpy roads.
I thought it was the drop links so changed them this morning but the noise continues to mock me.

Any one have an idea what this noise could be, and how to sort it.

Cheers in advance.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Could be the exhaust system, tailgate not fully pulled hard up in its latch, seat belt intertia reels in the back, parcel shelf, rear seat backs not latched properly, something rolling about in the boot well?
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Had a good scout about the car at all those things and still not sure. Would the anti roll bar bushes being worn lead to the knocking? Just can't pin it down and it's doing my head in.
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I think you've hit the nail on the head, go for the anti roll bar bushes
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Will check the bushes on Wednesday and let you know how I get on. Fingers crossed.
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Hi,
Sounds like we have the same problem.

So if you manage to figure out what it is, I would be interested to know so I can hopefully get mine fixed.

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Will do. And the same for you touchie.
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Cheers Dave,

If it does turn out to be the anti roll bar bushes, can I be cheeky and ask if you could do some photos and instructions, so that I can see if it is a job I could tackle myself.

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Old Feb 9th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Anti roll bar bushes are easy to replace. Two bolts on either side. And good access to them. Will put a photo up when I get the chance mate.
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Right. At my wits end now. Checked ARB bushes and there fine. Springs fine, dampers not leaking and look fine exhaust fine. The only thing that is not fine is me. Aargh. Any one any suggestions.
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did you check or change ?
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I checked mate. The rubber looked good and there was no movement in it when tightened. Are there any other bushes or the likes I should check?
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Someone on this site said a long time ago...no matter what the rubber bushings 'look' like...replace them and the noise should go away...they said you cannot tell whether they are good or bad by looking, feeling, jiggling, shaking or anything else....I have not changed mine as yet but will shortly because I have been enduring the awful noise for too long.....
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Changed the sway bar bushings and I still hear the knocking...
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i have exactly the same problem i have only bought it on friday took it out today and 20 to 40 mph knocking noise after that nothing taking it back to dealer on thursday so they can sort it
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