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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Welly, May 14, 2010.

  1. Welly
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Some of you may know about my 'bain of existence' clunking that I've got.

    Well, it's been getting progressively worse as time goes on.

    Started by clunking on full lock. No noise from the CV joints, just a metallic clunk.

    Anyway, that's progressed over the last few months to a clunk on: Full throttle, gear change, heavy braking, turning full lock.

    So far I have changed: Lower arm front bushes, lower arm atlas bushes, drop links, ARB bushes, brakes and bottom ball joints.

    Someone give me a fresh opinion. The only things left are the shockers/springs and drive shafts/CVs.

    Opinions?
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    Screw loose?

    LOL

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  3. Welly
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    In my head? Yes. I've given everything a good look over and can't see what is wrong with it.
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  4. JD09
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving

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    Lol Paul.

    Steering rack? Top mounts?

    In fact, top mounts. Dependant on the sound, same issue I had with my Clio.
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  5. Welly
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I've got a pair of top mounts at home ready to fit, so I may give them a whirl for shits and giggles.

    My friend suggests a problem with the giggle pin in the laughing shaft.

    But he's a cock. LOL.
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving

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    Yeah I'd give the top mounts a go lad, purely based on what you've described. Something has to be moving in both directions (front-back/side-side).
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I've changed everything else, so it's got to be one of the few remaining things now.
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    I had a knocking mostly when cornering, was the driveshaft. But it went from bad to really bad pretty quickly.

    Perhaps you've got a bottle of water hiding under your seat teasing you!
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I hope it's not, but again, not beyond the realms of possibility. I did forget to mention if comes from both sides though.... so it wouldn't just be one shaft, but both. Yay.
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving

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    Couldn't work out the clinking noise that I have had over the last week. Turned out to be a can of deoderant from my gym bag that had escaped and sat under the passenger seat!
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    Imteyaz 6th Gear

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    LOL, If all else fails, can you try the above? And whilst you're at it, do a write up on how it's all done too? :yahoo:
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    sportstractor Chugger Regional Rep

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    2 biggest problems in life... tits and wheels.

    sell it welly and put a deposit on a nice new focus rs
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    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    Amen!
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    Shocks and top mounts. Will i get that iceberg lettuce if i get it right:)
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