I was wondering as to whether anyone on this NG could help in identifying a
noise that has developed on my 99 Focus Ghia.
The noise is a single knock sound when taking a left hand corner and appears
to come from the front offside.
This has become more prevalent over the last few weeks and sometimes can be
heard when pulling away from the kerbside.
Has anyone else experienced this noise or know its likely cause.
Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
That is a common problem and I've changed both of mine but they will
knock constantly over uneven surfaces at low speed. They won't knock
just when turning in one direction. The nearside one will usually fail
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Sounds like a front universal or CV joint to me. A quick inspection on a
hoist will determine that. Not cheap but not hugely expensive either. If
it's rapidly getting worse as you say it will demand replacement soon
(otherwise it will become deafening and eventually leave you stranded).
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