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clunk noise when braking

Rudidudi Jun 29, 2014

  1. Rudidudi

    Rudidudi New Member

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    as above, there is a single clunk noise coming from what sounds like the passenger side front (?) under braking.

    it doesnt happen all the time...

    ive had the mot guy take a look but he cant see anything 'wrong'.

    any ideas gratefully received!
     
  2. Garpemo

    Garpemo Member

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    Have the same problem.
     
  3. Rudidudi

    Rudidudi New Member

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    are there any things that you've checked and ruled out?
     
  4. Rudidudi

    Rudidudi New Member

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    anyone?
     
  5. Rudidudi

    Rudidudi New Member

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    hmmm....
     
  6. Garpemo

    Garpemo Member

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    I haven't had the time to do that yet. But the sound comes every time I'm braking and acc at slow speed.
     
  7. overdraft

    overdraft Member

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    Sounds like a worn brake pads that are loose in the caliper.
     
  8. andyt1967

    andyt1967 Member

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    or a worn ball joint/bush on a front suspension arm.
     
  9. TYphoon GB

    TYphoon GB Active Member

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    Any breaking at speed wobble....?

    Remove front wheel. Whilst jack up grab lower control arm and shake...if it moves at all replace both and then consider upper arms as well.
    Above 75K miles its probably needed anyway...dont forget new drop links....
     
  10. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, most likely a balljoint or cheap pads/worn caliper carrier issue as pointed above. Top front control arms also make that noise when worn as the weight of the car moves the balljoint into it's socket...
     
  11. Iain-A6

    Iain-A6 Member

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    Ball joint, you might not fell anything unless the wishbone is off and you can push the ball joint up and down. If it is completely hanging you will feel it.
     
  12. Garpemo

    Garpemo Member

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    So when it's up try to move the lower link arm?

    I've noticed that I can move the drive shaft front to back ( towards wheel and back) about 1mm does that have to do with this? I think that have to do with my speed wobble at higher speeds.
     
  13. 6833jon

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    I have the same on mine, under hard braking or acceleration - Local garage spent 2 hours trying to find the fault last week, found very slight play in a lower rear ball joint, but hardly anything. Had discs and pads changed last weekend and still making noise. Have also noticed if I am turning slightly to the right I am getting a clicking noise but think it might be from the drivers side
     
  14. TYphoon GB

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    Yes it should be firm. If it rocks they need to go. Typically 75k miles. Some small play is normal on the shafts IMHO.
     
  15. TYphoon GB

    TYphoon GB Active Member

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    6833jon likes this.
  16. freshtt225

    freshtt225 New Member

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    Had same issue. Found my r/f inner cv axle joint badly worn out. Replaced axle and clunk on braking went away.
     

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