Knocking noise from front.... help me diagnose

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  1. cookci

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    there is a clunk on the front of my Prius.

    When I'm driving slowly and steering I can hear a clunk/knock coming from the front. I can replicate the noise by steering when stationary.

    I have taken it in for diagnostics and they couldn't see anything wrong. Any suggestions where to look?
    Thanks
    John
     
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    Do you know if the COT recall was done on your car? You posted in the Gen III Forum, however your avatar specifies 2009 Prius which is a Gen II Prius.

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    mine is a 1.8 is that helps?

    thanks
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    Not sure what the 1.8 means. It seems that European models differ from US models, so I really can't say.

    I would take your car to the local Toyota shop and have them check the recall that I mentioned (COT). Try to find out if it applies to your Prius.

    Best of luck to you!
     
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    the engine is a 1.8 litre in size

    I though the gen 2 was a 1.5?
     
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    I do agree that Gen III has the 1.8 litre engine. Maybe you have a mid year unit. 2009 Prius here in the USA is a Gen II unit. 2009 model year was also the last year of the Gen II Prius, hence the confusion.
     
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    2009 in the UK is a Gen 3. Remember guys, North America is the only weird place that labels cars one year ahead lol.
     
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    Chances are you have a worn tie rod or ball joint. You may need to have the vehicle checked by a suspension repair shop as they deal frequently with these awkward sounds.
     
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