Knocking on rear offside wheel / axle on ZX

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andyg
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Knocking on rear offside wheel / axle on ZX

Postby andyg » Tue Apr 16, 2002 12:19 pm

I have a knocking / banging noise from the rear offside wheel area, it appears only either under braking down an incline at speeds from 40mph to 10mph and on sharp left-handers, basically-when the wheel becomes light, the noise appears. Can anyone help??
I have changed the the rear shocks, i have changed the complete rear subframe (because the radius arm bearings were shot) but i did not change the four mounting as they appeared ok, the rear calipers have been rebuilt, the wheel bearings appear ok - i am at a loss, PLEASE HELP.
I have a ZX 1.9TD Volcane
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Postby madpenguin » Tue Apr 16, 2002 3:17 pm

Andy,
The easiest way to check the subframe mounts is to jack the rear of the car up and see if the frame drops slightly. If it does, then they need replacing.
Also, it might be worth checking for a lose exhaust. I had a similar problem once, thought it might be the subframe, then the exhaust fell off.
Good luck
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Postby andyg » Tue Apr 16, 2002 3:53 pm

Ian,
Thanks for quick reply, i will try your way of checking the sub frame mounts at first opportunity. The exhaust is a brand new handmade stainless steel system from Powerflow and is rock solid as regards vibration and contact with any other part of the chassis.
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