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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 02, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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OK I need some help here, when I make a sharp right turn I hear a knock but I'm unable to see anything that is making contact. If I make an easy right turn there is no sound, Any ideas?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 02, 08:07 AM
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Check your upper and lower A arm bushings,also check the 2 bolts where your alignment shims are they could have been left loose. Hope this helps
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I agree with Mr C. I had a friend with a 79 Z/28 that did the same thing. One of his upper A-Arm bushings was gone. The car bounced alot to, but he got a hand on it.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 02, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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It's interesting because driving down the road is just fine and a slow right turn is OK, it's just when you make a slow right like into a driveway that I hear a knock.
Everything looks OK it's just too cold right now (-9 to 25) to lift the front end and check it all out so I thought I'd get your opinions and when the weather co-operates do a quick check of the system. I appreciate your replys.
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Check the ball joints and the shock mounting bolts. My car had a noise like that and turned out to be the upper shock attachment.

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Just for thought when you are turning the sway bar is under force and could have a bad end link or frame bushing that is bad or even a broken frame bracket.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 02, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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What is the easiest way to check the bushings in tghe A-arm. Everything else looks good but there is a 1/4 space in the bushing between the edge of the bushing and the frame.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 02, 03:30 PM
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Make sure the front suspension has been well lubed. Even if this doesnt help the problem, it doesnt hurt to check it. I had a friend who had a similar problem and it turned out that there was hardly any grease in the ball joints ot tie rod ends.
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