Last few weeks I've noticed a 'clunk' noise when I drop the tailgate too.. (bearing in mind it's up and down a few times a day as and when I'm working... (more so than an ordinary boot, anyway..))
This afternoon I noticed the right hand side strut was loose and the bolt was moving with the motion of the tailgate. Not looking good..
Detatching the top fixing allowed me to re-allign the bolt and try for it again but it seems the fixing plate behind the C-pillar has shifted!? That or the threads are ruined for the movement over the last few months usage... Not looking good.
Not sure where to start or even what to ask really.. Has anyway stripped back the headlining pieces in the rear of the interior that face the C-pillars? Wondering if its accessible this way rather than cutting a blooming great big whole out of the bodywork!!
Is it worth me going direct to Audi about it?
Any help here much appreciated.. Thank you.