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knocking noise

Hi Guys, I have a 2004 Impala SS with 104k miles. Ive been hearing this knocking noise and have no idea where its coming from. Its not my octane because I use Super. This noise occurs when I am breaking, accelerating, turning, basically every which way possible. Could this be my suspension? sway bar? What do you think? Does anyone else have or had the same problem?

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If you're sure it's not in the motor, it sounds like a ball joint or shock mount issue. Ball joints will make a knocking sound when they're worn out, and they'll do it every time you turn or when the front end raises and lowers during acceleration/deceleration.

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On my 2003 the knocking comes from the intermediate steering shaft that has a long spline and u-joints at both ends. The spline binds up (torque lock) then releases causing a "knock" that can be felt in the steering wheel. Search on this and you will see a "fix" by squirting a lithium aerosol grease down the shaft at the base of the steering column by the floor.
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