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I have a 2008 NS Pajero 3.2. I have a slight knocking noise which sounds like it's coming from the front right somewhere. I removed wheel today to suss it out and couldn't find anything that looked flogged out or loose when i tried to move it. there was no movement in the wheel when rocked either.

I'm thinking its one of the ball joints but i am no expert. Can anyone confirm this or recommend something else i should look towards/

Are the aftermarket ball joints any good or am i better off getting Mitsubishi ones?
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How many k's? And how many on the bushes if known?
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How many k's? And how many on the bushes if known?
its got 270,000 on it and i have no idea whats been done in the past. i've only owned it for a couple of months
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its got 270,000 on it and i have no idea whats been done in the past. i've only owned it for a couple of months
I'd suggest looking at your bushes and strut top bearings first.

My NS had a good knock in the front end, I've literally replaced everything except for sway bar bushes and it's still there, however nowhere near as bad as it was. Ended up having to cut out and replace 4 camber adjust bolts/nuts.

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When do you hear the knocks? I've got an NS with similar Kms and I get the knocks when going over those small short speed bumps.

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When do you hear the knocks? I've got an NS with similar Kms and I get the knocks when going over those small short speed bumps.

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i hear them mostly between 50 - 80kph with little bumps in the road when cruising or or slowing down. theres no knock over speed humps etc. Not sure if there is a knock on hwy at 100kph as i cant hear it over the tyres.
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Hi ,
i've a knock too , on my NS , after finding and finding , noise comme from my left caliper .

I have to change these :

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Hi all,

I have a 2008 NS Pajero 3.2. I have a slight knocking noise which sounds like it's coming from the front right somewhere. I removed wheel today to suss it out and couldn't find anything that looked flogged out or loose when i tried to move it. there was no movement in the wheel when rocked either.

I'm thinking its one of the ball joints but i am no expert. Can anyone confirm this or recommend something else i should look towards/

Are the aftermarket ball joints any good or am i better off getting Mitsubishi ones?
It is extremely difficult to determine the condition of the suspension bushes when the wheels of the vehicle are off the ground as the coil springs preload the suspension arms. Even with the vehicle weight on the ground it is difficult to determine the condition of the suspension bushes by rocking a wheel because of the friction between the tyre and the ground, unless the wheels are on pivoting wheel alignment plates or on a set of grease plates, then these reduce the turning resistance and you are more likely the see and or feel worn bushes.

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You mention is happens over small bumps on the road so it's likely an up and down movement causing it. Id say it's the ball joints. Its worse on hot days for some reason as I think it reduces the viscosity of the grease in the joint. Get someone to shake the wheel while you hold the ball joints. Or alternatively rock the car.
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