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knocking sound when driving

Hey guys, I recently changed my clutch and flywheel, pulling the transmission out from the bottom (meaning taking apart most of the suspension and bottom frame, axles, etc). I then drove the car about 300km's (aprox 200miles) and stored it for the winter. I took it back out again this weekend and drove it back home (again the 300km's) everything seemed to go as usual.

Recently I was driving around the city, i think i heard a metallic clunk (like a bolt hitting the inside of the wheel well or the underside of the car) but I'm not sure. Since then I've driven it (city and highway) for about 30 km's and it's been knocking exponentially harder. So much so that I'm scared to drive it around now.

The noise almost sounds like a flat tire, as in if i'm not moving and the engine is on, or if I clutch down, there are no unusual noises. When I'm rolling however it knocks. If I'm going slowely, it will knock slow and pick up the pace as I go faster. Sounds like automatic fire on the highway. I looked around underneith a bit tonight, but it was too dark to see much.
I can feel the vibration in the steering wheel when I drive and the noise seems to be comming from the front drivers side (under the car of course).

any idea what it could be ?

I really need your help guys, thanks loads in advance!
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Re: knocking sound when driving

Wheel bearing, and pretty far gone.
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Re: knocking sound when driving

He said he found the issue but hasn't updated any threads yet as to what it was....
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Re: knocking sound when driving

i would check your axels to where they mount to the tranny.

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Re: knocking sound when driving

Hey, the other thread was locked so I couldnt answer, but the issue was some loose stuff all around the susupension.

I guess the shop that swapped out my tranny a month or so ago never tightened some of the bolts up properly on the suspension. I was only able to see what was wrong this morning when I jacked up the car and wiggled things around a bit.

Thanks for the info anyways helped me figure out what was what !
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Lets see if it gets unlocked, idk why realbag said your issue was a flat tire. Made some of us think he may have known talking to you via pm or something...
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nope, no idea who he is lol
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