I am trying to diagnose a problem with my 2.2 idtec.
I listening to a knock coming from the front end.
It happens when I come to a full stop and then again when I start moving again, however it only happens when the car has got hot, I noticed it with our recent spell of good weather. This same knock came last year when I was abroad with the car, but it went away when I got home so i didn't investigate it any further.
I had one mechanic look at it a few weeks ago and he claimed it was an engine mount that he claimed to tighten... i assume just to get rid of me and keep me quiet. He also told me that there was a small noise from the differential.
I then replaced the anti roll bar drop links and bushes as the bushes looked worn. This seemed to make the knock a bit quieter but now is back to what it was at again.
Today I phoned a mechanic and I described the symptoms on the phone and I was told it is more than likely the DMF....
However I don't think it is. I still get the clunk when the car has been knocked out of gear and roll up to the stop. The clutch is not giving any issues, that are noticeable to me anyhow.
The knock doesn't happen when going over speed bumps and when the car has been on a long run it knocks at low speeds and sounds like a ball joint to me, but surely the mechanic should have picked up on a ball joint when he was checking it out for me..
Has anybody else had this issue and would be able to shed some light for me? Or else am I forgetting something