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Hi I have a 62 plate nv200 which has a slight knock on left side when going low speed over bumps etc. I was thinking of just purchasing whole new front suspension left and right as can't be chewed garages replacing one thing at a time and possibly not resolving it, I would like to know a list of all the components I would need to do this as in shockers bushes etc. Any help of listed items would be much appreciated so I can order and get a garage to fit for me . Thanks
 

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Could be anything from a sway bar end link, sway bar bushings, strut(upper mount), ball joint, or control arm bushings. Could get costly throwing random parts at it.

I'm lost when you say "I would like to know a list of all the components I WOULDN'T need to do this"...
Do you want a list of possible causes or a list of parts that probably aren't the problem ie: wiper blades, gas cap,headlight bulbs, etc....
 

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Sorry I worded that wrong. I meant a list of parts I would need that could be the problem of the knocking sounds, then I could price them all up myself and get a price to get them fitted. The obvious parts I know are shocker, coil spring etc...vans 8/9 year old so I assume they are going to wear and tear and degrade with age so might be worth me changing them all to save the chew as garage said let it get worse so it's more obvious, maybe they don't want to spend the time to diagnose as could take them forever. Thanks for reply.
 

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Gotcha. Over here you can buy a complete strut assembly("shock",coil spring and upper mount) or buy everything separately and then pay someone to assemble it.
I've got a 2017 Nv200 with 245xxxkm on the hoist right now that had a clunk. I pulled it off the road immediately because the rh lower ball joint is completely ****ed and ready to pop apart. I could have bought just the ball joint but was in a hurry so went with a complete control arm that already had the balljoint installed.
The other possible causes are tie rod ends, and as mentioned previously, sway bar end links and bushings.

It might not hurt to have that checked out sooner than later. I see vehicles on the side of the road often enough driven by people that have a clunk then keep driving it until the control arm separates from the spindle and the wheel pops out and gets pushed into the cabin destroying the fender and bumper, cv axle, rad support, and whatever other damage happens while they crash to a stop.

Could just have someone wiggle the steering wheel a little back and forth while you put your hand on the ball joint then tie rod ends and feel for any slop. The ball joints can feel tight when the wheel is off the ground(car jacked up) but sloppy when on the ground.
 

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I'll have it checked by another garage and see how it goes from there, all failing I'll change the lot lol. Little knocks drive me crazy...thanks for help appreciate it.
 
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