View Full Version : groaning balljoints

05-05-2007, 17:27
just recently started having a groaning noise from the front whilst steering and going over bumps, had a mate wiggle the wheel whilst i searched for the noise and it seems to be from the bottom balljoints.

is it common for them to make noises like this when they are knackered in the past on other cars they usually knock, my car is quite low aswell so id expect them to wear out quicker.

cheers les.

07-05-2007, 11:06
nobody any ideas?

07-05-2007, 11:13
usually groaning is top mount bearings. check them first as noise can travel but if the ball joints are worn the can make a groaning noise. have you jacked it up and checked for an movement.

07-05-2007, 18:36
no not had chance yet, i did fit two new shocks to it about two weeks ago though and the top mounts look fine apparently the last owner replaced them last year.

iirc when replacing one of the shocks one of the balljoint gaiters had split, i may be aswell to just replace the both anyway.