front end knock

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
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Hi guys, I have a problem with my Citroen c3 1.4 hdi, for a while now I have had a knocking when I go over bumps in the road from the front passengers side, it's like the sound a worn drop link makes but I have replaced the drop link, I just changed the bottom ball joint yesterday but the knock is still exactly the same, the other problem I have is when I drive from about 58 mph upwards the front end shakes and there is a rumble sound, since changing the ball joint this has changed, I can now get to 65 mph before this starts, my next idea was to change the whole wishbone to eliminate the bushes on this and to get the wheels balanced. Any other ideas??
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Hi tealc2961

What condition are your shock absorbers in? A shocker that's low on oil will knock and rattle, in the extreme the wheel will bounce when traveling at speed.
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My Name: tealc2961

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Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:02 am
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 118000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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both shocks, springs, top mounts and top mount bearings are about a year old
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DPF: No
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tealc2961 wrote:both shocks, springs, top mounts and top mount bearings are about a year old
Not much left :)

Track rod ends for shaking and wheel bearings for grumbling as a suggestion based on what has not already been mentioned.
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