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KennyW
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Track Rod ends

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Hi All,

The X7 is knocking from f/o/s track rod end, solution changed T.R.E., done, still knocking :( , on further inspection the casing is knocking against the ball joint. No play in joint itself.

Is this a faulty TRE or something else I've missed.

Previously changed them with no problems.

Thoughts please.

Kenny

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Which bit who where how ??? :)
TRE1 - PSA, fair use
TRE1 - PSA, fair use
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Hub1 - PSA, fair use

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If it's knocking going over bumps but more significantly braking or accelerating it could be the bush to the left of the number 32 in Robin's Diagram above. That's what happened to mine - not a driveshaft clunk, but a forward and backward clunk. It was the lower strut support bush, which although is not shown as available as a part (Citroen only sell the whole strut support), you can get the bushes cheaply from a motor factor and any competent mechanic can replace them. Bushes were about £10 ish.

Your may not be this, but it took us a while to find where it was coming from - got it on the ramp and some heavy pushing and pulling on the lower strut support replicated the noise. I've highlighted in green where the bush deteriorated causing the knocking:
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Show me on this [ doll ] drawing where [ he touched you ] it knocks >>>>

Lower Frip Joint (14) , test Wheels On Ground, insert a long leaver and try and move the joint.

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Stickyfinger wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 18:25
Show me on this [ doll ] drawing where [ he touched you ] it knocks >>>>
:?: :?:

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 18:32
Stickyfinger wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 18:25
Show me on this [ doll ] drawing where [ he touched you ] it knocks >>>>
:?: :?:



I think Sticky is being a little bit cheeky with my question to the OP :wink: :lol:

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Went over my head as usual :-D Glad I hadn't lost the plot again.

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Post by KennyW »

Thanks for all the replies, if you rotate the TRE, it would appear the ball joint casing strikes against itself. This the only way I can describe it.

I shall check the opposite for the same effect if so I will look elsewhere.

Kenny