Front end noises

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00
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g,day anyone,my 83 MQ has developed a knocking noise in the front driveline .Straight line driving is OK,in high or low range,but when I turn wheels left or right the noise appears.Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Marty - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
C.V.Joints need replacing!!
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Follow Up By: Mq Mick - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
OK if its CV joints how much to replace both sides.Live in Adelaide.This is definately not what I need at this time of year......Aymore input would be greatful thanks.
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Ok...

Is the noise a clicking noise?? Yes CV's. Not cheap.

Is it more when turning the car and powering on? This could also be CV's.

Is the noise more when in 4wd than 2wd?? Could be draglink bushes, tie rod ends, or caster bushes. Not too bad.

Or could be the tie rod ends,expensive

Wheel bearings too.

Have you checked anything yet? Or discounted anythign out of what it could be?

Lots of things in the steering/front end there that it could be.

Little more info on when, where and how it happens.

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Follow Up By: Mq Mick - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Truckster thanks for reply. No clicking noise more like knock,knock,knock,when in 4wd high or low .Only when turning left or right.Straight driving is quiet.I thought possibly UNI joints?? Please keep making suggestions,to keep my brain ticking over..
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Sounds like a CV... try Patrol list to get a better answer from some other MQ owners.

I get a clunk, but not multi ones, and have been told it could be drag link bushes, or caster bushes(cant be they are 2 months old!)... I also have a GQ...

Good luck Mr.
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Reply By: bruce.h - Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00
sorry Mick
sound very much like cv joints,if money is an issue you can change them your self pain in the ass job but can be done at home with the right tools and a manual ... best of luck
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Reply By: diamond - Sunday, Dec 29, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 29, 2002 at 01:00
gday mq mick had a guy come in to work a while ago with the same sounding noise found it to be the front spring shackle has a steel pin in side sleeve not a good job to fix but a cheap one try getting some one to stand in front of the car(in neutral lol) and turn the steering lock to lock and get them to check for movement there hope thats all it is
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