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Annoying Rattle/Knock



Hello all

New user here looking for some advice

I bought a mk4 rs clio 14 plate unfortunately with a knocking noise on the O/S/F wheel area of the car. Luckily the car came with RAC warranty, under initial inspection the O/S/F top mount was bent and has been replaced - knocking/rattle still there, I’ve thrown a shock absorber at it, drop links and a new lower ball joint replacement and its still there.

You cant hear it from outside and the windows need to be up to hear it but it is very annoying, The only way I can replicate the noise is to drive up/down a speed bump or up an incline while turning the wheel to the left

I am hoping someone could give me advice the only way I can describe the noise is what some screws would sound like on a paint lid a faint rattle lower down below my feet possibly, Its been 4x wheel aligned - all in the green, had a renault specialist check it over and 2 other garages and nothing

Sorry for the essay
 

Sidnancy

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182 FF
Where are you based? Could get another member to sit in the car with you to see if that could help?
 

Sidnancy

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182 FF
Too far for me I'm afraid. I'm in sussex lol. But there must be someone local?
 

Sidnancy

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182 FF
I'm absolutely not a mechanic but just on the description, would it be something as chunky as a wishbone? Was described as light rattling
 
When its up in the air everything seems solid judging by the noise you would think there is a long metallic part just pinging around down there up and down but nothing, previous owner must of hit something hard to bend a top mount?
 
  182 clio
When its up in the air everything seems solid judging by the noise you would think there is a long metallic part just pinging around down there up and down but nothing, previous owner must of hit something hard to bend a top mount?
Must of been
 
  182 clio
Check under the scuttle panel for anything loose/left behind 😂.
chances are it's been in a bump an the wing may have been off.
The reason I say this is all the above has been ruled out.
nothing worse than a noise you can't find the cause of.
 


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