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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 22nd September 2020, 18:19 Thread Starter
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Drivers Side Noise

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I've had this on going rattling / knocking / creaking noise from drivers side for past few months with my DS4, it's noticeable at lower speeds and when braking, it's there during motorway speed but not as bad.

Car passed MOT and major service and no faults were found.

It's been in garage today to be sorted, they didn't sound confident and it was more a "lets replace this and see" and just had a new rack end fitted but it's not made much difference as the issue is still there

Has anybody got any experience and offer any help? It's driving me insane

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 22nd September 2020, 22:08
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It is likely to be one of a couple of things
1 Drop links - cost very little and a very small amout of play will cause the noises you suggest
2 Bottom ball joints - cost a little more but a regular culprit - failed on my last DS4 at only 22000 miles!
3 Track rod ends - cheap and also cause noise like you suggest
Then it gets harder to diagnose - various things cause noises - suspension top struts - engine mounts - etc.
Eliminate the first part of the list as they are the cheapest - then look harder if needed

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2020, 09:38 Thread Starter
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Thanks, I'll suggest to the garage and see if they can sort those for me.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2020, 21:23
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Could it be something like a heat shield or something silly rattling
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 25th September 2020, 08:33
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You'll know from the sound if it's a heatshield, different type of rattle.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 25th September 2020, 10:34
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I too have an issue with suspension knocks and rattles when going over rough road, large bumps are not noisy only rough road, 28000 2015 DS4 it is starting to annoy me at this point so i was going to do a search on here for possible issues and lo an behold the firsr thing i seen was the OP's post lol ..How would i go about fault finding for the issues ...
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 25th September 2020, 11:06
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Various ways to check the joints, but most are difficult as they are under tension when the car is on the road, or in the air.


Usuals are as mentioned: arb links, bottom ball joints, top mounts, track rod ends, lower arm bushings, even engine mounts.


Antiroll bar links are by far the most common since they get hammered on our roads.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 25th September 2020, 19:30
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Had exactly the same issue with mine. Ended up being a lower ball joint. Sometimes you can only tell by getting a pry bar in a try and move.
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Had exactly the same issue with mine. Ended up being a lower ball joint. Sometimes you can only tell by getting a pry bar in a try and move.

Agreed Andy - last time it happened to me on my old 1.6hdi DS4 at 24000 miles it was BOTH bottom ball joints. Very difficult to get them to move. When I got them off one had no lubricant inside the joint at all on the other had very little. Manufacture fail!

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