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Clicking noise

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Andyroo83, Feb 8, 2013.

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    Everytime i pull away theres a cluncky clicky noise coming from drivers side.
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    Can you be more specific please?

    Does it sound suspension related? Is it a metal on metal sound? Could be a couple of things. The most obvious will be the outer CV joint. Check the rubber gaiter hasn't failed allowing the grease out and dirt in. Another option is a worn tie-rod end, but this is more a 'clunk' on take off rather than 'clicky' noise. Final thing, again suspension related is the coil spring. Check its still intact. Not unusual to lose an inch or so on either end due to stress and corrosion which allows it to flex in the strut assembly. You really need to raise the car, pop the wheel off and take a closer look.
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    Its as i pull away theres tht noise coming from front drivers side suspension area. Just had the cv joint and boot changed. Will have to lift it to have a good look. Heard the arms go on them. Cheers mate
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    Just noticed the noise last night aswell so and good look over this weekend and i will et back to you
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    You're not wrong there! Could be upper arms, in which case you'll need to release the dreaded pinch bolt.

    Useful link here to identify upper arm wear.

    Bad Upper Control Arm - YouTube
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