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blackbumpinfocus93 07-23-2011 08:28 PM

Odd knock sound.
 
Ok I have an 09 SES sedan and whenever I jiggle the steering wheel while the wheels are straight, I hear this weird knock sound. It sounds like its coming from my front right wheel/suspension area. And it mostly happens while in park. I'm lost, I was thinking tie rod? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: its coming from the front left

save_HUTCH 07-23-2011 09:39 PM

It is your swap bar endlinks, has been a known problem. Take it to the dealer and they will inspect/replace if necessary.

blackbumpinfocus93 07-23-2011 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by save_HUTCH (Post 3753998)
It is your swap bar endlinks, has been a known problem. Take it to the dealer and they will inspect/replace if necessary.

thanks a lot! Just wondering, what's the purpose of the swap bar endlinks?

StangGTT 07-23-2011 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackbumpinfocus93 (Post 3754047)
thanks a lot! Just wondering, what's the purpose of the swap bar endlinks?

I think he meant sway bar end links.

blackbumpinfocus93 07-23-2011 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StangGTT (Post 3754078)
I think he meant sway bar end links.

ok that makes more sense. I was gonna say I've never heard of a swap bar.

save_HUTCH 07-24-2011 01:08 AM

Yea haha my typing has been horrible today.

blackbumpinfocus93 07-24-2011 06:39 PM

Ok so if I got a new sway bar from fswerks, would that solve my problem?

StangGTT 07-24-2011 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackbumpinfocus93 (Post 3754781)
Ok so if I got a new sway bar from fswerks, would that solve my problem?

No. Either you need new end links or to simply tighten the links you already have.

blackbumpinfocus93 07-24-2011 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StangGTT (Post 3754795)
No. Either you need new end links or to simply tighten the links you already have.

ok thanks a lot!

Phokus 07-25-2011 12:28 AM

It's always the passenger side one isn't it..?
My car is an 09 and has 48600 miles on it I'm on my 4th set of front sway bar endlinks.
Stock, MOOG, MOOG, and DominantEng.
Let's hope the dominant ones will be my last set. lol


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