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It's been four weeks since I pestered you'd imagine the car had no niggles.

This time around it is a knocking from what seems to be the front of the car.

All these parts have been changed -

wishbone and 3 bushes

shocks and bump stops

Stabilizer/droplink bars on both sides

The only thing that I can think of that has not been done is the anti-rollbar and its two bushes. My mechanic assures me that it is fine and not the likely cause of the knocking. The left side is a little weak, but that's to be expected and the noise is clearly coming from both sides. It's been in there for 8 years.

My query is: could the track rod ends be causing the knocking? I've never known these to cause trouble, but they have 8 years and 143,000 miles up on them. It happens mostly over rough ground like cobblestones and my parents gravel driveway would be another example.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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