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kevin65

Rattle At Front Passenger Side

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Wifey told me that she hears a knocking noise coming from the front passenger side when travelling over bumpy surfaces. Sounds like a balljoint issue.

Is this an expensive job on a 2008 Rav 4?

It's due a service in about 2000 miles time, would it be OK to leave it till the service?

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Bit vague Kevin.

Have you checked to see if anything has come adrift under the bonnet? What makes you think ball joints? Is there any slack in them?

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More likely to be the roll bar links if anything. You can easily check and do them yourself. I think Toyota ones are about £60.

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Thanks for the feedback. My initial thoughts are balljoints or some other suspension component. I had a look around and can't see anything loose. Weather permitting, I'll jack it up for a poke around this weekend.

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Its that long rod at the back of the wheel. Check if there is any play in them.

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You might be able to buy polybushes if thats what causing the problem.

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Didn't get to check yet, was sick all weekend. :yucky:

I'll probably stick with standard parts, don't think I'll have time to fix myself so will be going to the main dealer.

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