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Drop links/ track rod ends

changed the drop links, bit of a PITA of a job involving a blowtorch and lots of Anglo Saxon expletives!
Then drive the car and annoying knocking still there? Bugger!
Now ordered a pair of track rod ends, let's see if that works?
Just been through the mot and no movement in anything but noticed when doing the links that although there was no play in the track rod ball joints, if you twist them radially they can make a metallic clunk!
Waiting on parts now.
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I've got a little clunk teamed with a steering issue, mine seems to follow the 'lean' of the road.

I've had top wishbones done, and nothing else, so I'm lining up track rods as my next fix - the clunk on mine is a sort of 'can't tell if it's wishbones or shocks' type of loose rattle.

not really any help, I'm afraid but I'm in the same boat and think it's the same issue.

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The inner track rods are prone to wear and symptoms sound right - an easy and cheap fix that won't alter the wheel alignment if done carefully
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