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I have an 2004 rx330 and recently had the rack replaced.

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Hi I have an 2004 rx330 and recently had the rack replaced. When we got the car back we noticed that when going over b8mps, there is a hard knock coming from the right side front. Can you tell me what that could be?
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Lexus Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago
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did the noise start right after the rack replacement?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
right after the replacement
Lexus Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

have you brought it back to the repair facility? has the front end been checked for loose pats?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
In the process of doing that
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
But would like to know what it could be
Lexus Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

it could be the steering gear not fastened properly, a loos sway bar link or failing control arm.. I would have the double check the front steering linkage and suspension.. Sounds like a workmanship issue

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Lexus Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks is this something that I could check on my own before I take it back to the shop anything visually that I could check??
Lexus Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

do you have a jack and can you identify frt end parts?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i do have a Jack
Lexus Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

jack it up and check for loose parts shake the wheels left to right and up and down for play ...check the sway bar links also

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