4 things to check or have checked out...
1. the suspension bushings...they could be worn and cracking
2. the strut assemblies...you could have blown the strut
3. wheel bearings...
4. Control arm...
It may not affect your handling now, but if the problems persist, it eventually could. With a knock sound, how often is it and under what kinds of circumstances (hit bumps or potholes, only when turning, etc)?
Sounds like it really could be something with the struts if anything in my opinion...
any back up on this fellas?
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Alpine CDA-7895 Head Unit
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Pioneer 400w amp for $20 at a yard sale (to replace my fried MRV-1507)
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Infinity Kappa 5.25" component speakers(front)
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