About a week ago when this knocking noise started coming from what sounds like the front right wheel. It only happens under 25 mph, the knocking slows down and gets louder as I get closer to 0, and if I push the brake pedal down softly I hear it but if I brake hard the noise goes away. People tell me it could be Tie rods or my ball joint??
My Brakes are making noise? on 1994 Honda Civic
by Matt098 in Lacombe, LA on September 12, 2009
ANSWER by rdude135 , September 14, 2009
Noises are some of the most difficult things to diagnose. I have never experienced tie rods or ball joints making a knocking noise when braking. I would suspect it's something to do with the brake calipers, brake pads or rotors. I have seen the stainless steel shims that hold the brake pads cause a noise when braking. I would have a qualified technician take a good look at the brakes to see what's going on.
ANSWER by blage28 , December 07, 2009
check your wheel bearings or you might have a bent hub if you hit something like a pothole,your brakes are prollly running down and there is a warning clip that rubs the rotor,ball joint will make noise while driving and turning a loud screech noise,hope this help good luck.