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I have a mark 3 espace which has done 80,000, has been well looked after up until last year when my ex-wife had it it, anyway, there is now a knocking sound when going over bumps, pot ho;es eyc and extremely annoying. I have tried everything but not mechanically minded. I have even stood up on footwells and bounced car up and down but no noise, only seems to be happening when driving and I would say passenger side but not sure. Originally thought it was the tyre underneath or even rear plastic bits behind rear wheels as they are loose but doesnt seem so. Worried about this as sounds expensive to fix and dont really have the money and my service is due too. Does anyone know what i am to look for, obvious things?
If i had to guess my first port of call would be your ball joint? drop link stabilizer? track rod end,it could be other things but that would be a good starting point,the ball joint in the Mk III CAN ONLY BE CHANGED ONCE
and then the complete wishbone with ball joint needs to be replaced
and i have priced this before from my local independent and i think its around £80 for the complete wishbone with ball joint,drop link is about £10 and the track rod is about £17 and if your ball joint has not been replaced before thats around £25 and the way to check this by looking at the ball joint from the underside and if there is a semi-circular mark out of the ball joint that means it has been changed before and can't be done again and as i said you will need to buy and complete wishbone,
Hope this helps a little all the best Donald
Currently in Donald's garage:
2005 Mercedes Benz C200 Classic SE Kompresser & 1998 Fiat Cinquecento Fire Sporting,some may say i could do far better?,i say i could do far worse.