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05omegav6

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Front wheel side to side play
« on: 19 March 2016, 18:08:35 »

Got a persistent knock on the offside front...

Sounds like droplinks when driving and happens when you change vertical forces ie brake/accelerate or up/down bumps etc. Also vibration increasing with speed but you cannot drive through it in the way you might tyre balancing.

There is quater to three play on the wheel but not top to bottom.

Wishbones,droplinks and track rods are a week old, and everything is as tight as a ducks dooberyfirkin. Tyres are also only a week old.

Thinking either wheel bearing or shock, but leaning towards bearing as the car handles beautifully.
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #1 on: 19 March 2016, 19:32:35 »

Anti roll bar bush? Central steering rod bush (steering arm)? Loose wheel nuts? Broken wheel?
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #2 on: 19 March 2016, 19:33:33 »

Anti-roll bar bushes?
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #3 on: 19 March 2016, 20:20:50 »

If you take the wheel off, and assuming its still doing it, you might be able to use a screwdriver as a stereoscope to your ear and track it down that way.
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #4 on: 19 March 2016, 20:39:26 »

Anti-roll bar bushes?
Polybushed...

Seems to be coming from the hub/balljoint area rather than elsewhere...

Certainly no play across the steering, not a peep from tother side.
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #5 on: 19 March 2016, 20:42:13 »

Does the noise change/disappear when cornering?
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #6 on: 19 March 2016, 21:43:10 »

Idle arm
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #7 on: 19 March 2016, 21:46:28 »

Does the noise change/disappear when cornering?
Dissappear as long as you don't hit a bump :-\
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #9 on: 20 March 2016, 09:45:23 »

Can you make it do it car stationary by bouncing  the wing?
How long has the poly anti roll bar bush been in place? Could it have worn?
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #10 on: 20 March 2016, 10:41:33 »

Have you tried getting someone to put their foot on the brake for you? If the play disappears, wheel bearing :y
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #11 on: 20 March 2016, 15:17:46 »

Have you tried getting someone to put their foot on the brake for you? If the play disappears, wheel bearing :y
Will add that to the list of checks :y
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #12 on: 20 March 2016, 18:07:17 »

I know it's new, but I would look again at RH trackrod, both end joints and the clamps on the adjuster.
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #13 on: 20 March 2016, 19:33:26 »

Both done Terry :y
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #14 on: 20 March 2016, 20:32:47 »

I only suggested it as today I have been doing my pre-MOT checks on V828 and offside front has no play 12 to 6 but a hint 3 to 9. Took wheel off, and found tiny movement in track rod outer joint. No knocking, so I shall not change the TR.
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #15 on: 20 March 2016, 20:48:57 »

Engine mount.?
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #16 on: 20 March 2016, 21:38:32 »

Engine mount.?
Not connected to the wheel... Which knocks when rocked left/right as per MoT checks
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #17 on: 20 March 2016, 21:46:35 »

Had the same on the white ex plod I had, it was the outer track rod end
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #18 on: 21 March 2016, 00:02:07 »

Had the same on the white ex plod I had, it was the outer track rod end
No trackrod play.
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #19 on: 21 March 2016, 00:10:48 »

Had the same on the white ex plod I had, it was the outer track rod end
No trackrod play.

Checked as it sits or jacked up?
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #20 on: 21 March 2016, 00:12:18 »

Both
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #21 on: 21 March 2016, 07:21:57 »

Strut top mount?

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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #22 on: 21 March 2016, 07:23:11 »

Strut top mount?

Keith, ABS
Pedders HD, new in December  ;)
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #23 on: 21 March 2016, 08:53:25 »

Engine mount.?
Not connected to the wheel... Which knocks when rocked left/right as per MoT checks
Your MOT observation spurred me to change my RH trackrod; job now done. Tester might have let it go, but he wouldn't have missed it.
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #24 on: 21 March 2016, 11:15:22 »

Ok, all sorted...

The winner of the limited edition OOF foil hat and scarf combo is...


Terry Paget.

Was infact the trackrod clamps (pending test drive) ;)
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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #25 on: 21 March 2016, 19:42:26 »

Ok, all sorted...

The winner of the limited edition OOF foil hat and scarf combo is...


Terry Paget.

Was infact the trackrod clamps (pending test drive) ;)
Thank you. I shall wear it with pride.
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05omegav6

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Re: Front wheel side to side play
« Reply #26 on: 21 March 2016, 19:46:35 »

Ok, all sorted...

The winner of the limited edition OOF foil hat and scarf combo is...


Terry Paget.

Was infact the trackrod clamps (pending test drive) ;)
Thank you. I shall wear it with pride.
:y
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