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Knocking sound

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:40 pm
by actionjaxon44
I just bought a 05 freestyle and it’s a solid car, runs great. But there is a knocking sound coming from the front end when I turn the wheel. Almost sounds like it’s coming from the driver side. I looked underneath and I don’t notice anything. Any idea what it could be? Thank you

Re: Knocking sound

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 1:05 am
by Splicer
Bad axle.

Re: Knocking sound

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 11:11 am
by montcady
Agreed. Bad CV joint. Probably the drivers side, since you believe that's where the clicking could be coming from.

Re: Knocking sound

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:35 am
by dmckmc
Clicking or light, steady knocking while turning can be the CV joint as mentioned. Clunking can be end link damage/warr or simply hitting/rubbing steering stops on full turns. Steady grinding or whining that goes up and down with vehicle speed is likely the wheel bearing.

Re: Knocking sound

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:18 pm
by actionjaxon44
Thank you for all the replies. I was actually able to get someone to turn the wheel for me as i looked underneath. I found it was the large spring on the strut that was moving.
That being said now that ive been driving it for a few weeks i noticed another sound. It is a humming sound from the front passenger side wheel. I only hear it when im going about 30mph or more and only when im turning my wheel to the left.