Knock knock knocking
Motorists will put up with a lot of knocks and creaks from their vehicle, but the one problem that does make them seek a remedy is the constant knocking of a link arm balljoint. This light but constant knock at every hump and bump in the road is often the reason we get to see otherwise neglected vehicles.
This 1998 Peugeot 406 LX had covered a few miles in its lifetime and the owner was used to a few creaks from the suspension as he drove around the less-thansmooth local roads. But the knocking from the failed link arms was too much and needed to be rectified.
When we detached the anti-roll bar link arms from this Peugeot it was clear that they must have been wearing for quite a while. The ball and socket joints were so badly worn that the two components simply fell apart.
The anti-roll bar link arms were badly in need of replacement and must have been failing for a while.