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Knock, Knock

Says my rear suspension.

I hear this when I'm turning right but not left. Sends a chill down my back to hear it.

Looked under the 914 and didn't see anything obvious. Grabbed the axle shafts and both are able to slide in/out about an inch.

Could this my problem?
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Hi Speedemon,

Just want to say that its not just you or your car.

I have started driving mine around again recently and sure enough, it makes a heavy thump or knock only when turning right.

Cant wait to see what it is.

Anyone know what it is?

Curt
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On a 911, the suspects would be broken rear sway bar mount, worn constant velocity joint, and then worn/loose wheel bearing.
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My initial thought (and still is) was the CV Joints.

Do your axles slide around like mine?
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knock

It is your cv joints, we see it all the time.
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Ok, there's the answer from someone in the biz. Thanks Otto.

If its the CV joints causing the thump, does that then mean the CV joints are bad?

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Thank You Mr. Otto, your input is greatly appreciated.
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cv's

They should be taken apart and inspected for wear marks/cracks. Nobody ever repacks these when servicing the rest of the car. We do. There is a CV joint grease that should be used. It is less expensive to buy the complete axle assembly than the individual pieces.
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Hmm,

I think it's time to find a new mechanic.
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I am not sure about Speedemon's problem but Curt914, mine was doing a single thump or knock every time I made a hard right turn which turned out to be a busted trailing arm bushing. If that's the case with yours, you better get to it quickly. I replaced mine with the aftermarket bushings, which I lubed with a special grease I got from Otto. 3+ years and 40k miles later, still no binding or squealing.

Good luck

PS, no need to burn the old bushings out like some people suggest. I used a hydraulic press and they popped right out.
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i had a 71 years ago the did that very thing and it ended up being the sway bar mount was loose, there was no obviouse sighns of it being loose until i put a wrench on it and tightened it up soon as i did that problem solved ,good luck
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