when you do get the knocking sound.
does it increase with vehicle speed?
No it stops
So it only happens when braking?
It only happens when coming to a standstill and taking off. Sometimes my foot is on the brake and sometimes on the accelerator
So it's happening coming to a stop and accelerating froma stop
and only sometimes correct?
you say its kind of a knocking sound?
Once it starts it can happen for a 2 hour journey. Another time I cannot hear it
It feels like a mechanical knock but not from the engine itself
ok, I see.
so like my previous question i asked in teh beginning.
since it does happen while driving when it starts
like you just said for a 2 hour journey
does the knocking sound increase speed as the vehicle increases speed
no it stops
you just said it can happen for a 2 hour journey?
i am not understanding correctly
only when I stop and lights and take off
sorry at lights
ok, now where on the same page
thank you for clarifying
This could be a few things, but the things that seem consistant are this
if its happening when accelerating and braking only
then its happening when the vehicle weight shifts putting load on or off the front/rear suspension
and when the calipers are closed
via braking or initial acceleration
does th sound come more from under car / under hood
or does it sound like from the wheel well area
Sounds like under front end somewhere
but even when I brake very gently so the weight does not appear to shift and accelerated very slowly it happens
thanks that's good info also
since that's the case
do you get any shimmy or feeling in the steering wheel?
I have to go and collect my baby from the childminder now, what do I do, can this continue later? No movement in steering, maybe a faint feeling in the pedals as the noise occurs
I really have to go
Ok, you need to inspect the front rotors and make sure there is not a cracked one
or a seizing slide pin
then check the ball joint on the front arms
Can I rate this low as I do not know if the answer is correct and pay you if it turns out to be the case?
as they might be knocking when your braking and acceling
a low rating is permanent
please don't rate me low
you can always return and ask more questions
I can't pay for something that may turn out to not be the problem
i am sorry your in a hurry, but my rating should not suffer
like i said
you can return at anytime
and ask more questions
i will not close this question
but please do not leave a low rating
i can only work off information you give me
remember i am not at the car
But I did not realise I had to rate you now when I signed up, I wanted to see if the advise was correct first
your username and password
was emailed to you
you can use that to log in later
and we can continue then
So can I rate you in a week once I take it to a garage with these suggestions?
I'm here to give you professional advice
but a knocking on braking or acceleration is a very broad symptom
and yes you can rate me later if you wish
but please don't rate me low now based off being in a hurry
ok, I will rate you after Thursday and ask the Garage to check these items. Thank you
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