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clunk when turning right hand corners

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  1. lanceneoman
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    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

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    [Oct 23, 2012]
    Hi all,

    Right my a4 avant is currently in a garage, as when i turn a corner doing 10mph + there is a clunk coming from the front lh side.

    The garage cant find anything wrong at all, anywhere.

    So does anyone have any ideas as its getting stupid now . Thanks
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  3. lanceneoman
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    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

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    [Oct 23, 2012]
    Bump..

    Anyone.....

    Help..

    Please.
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    [Oct 23, 2012]
    if it clunks when you turn normaly its a cv joint that has gone
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    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

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    If u turn slow and steady nothing. This is why im guessing its somthing loose.
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    krisavant 4th set of a wheels in a year

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    [Oct 23, 2012]
    break pads loose??????????
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    Sounds more like the front suspension joints.
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    there are a few causes of clunks that garages very rarely can find, a lot of people start to change bits willy nilly in the hope if fixes it. The usual and most common ones are from research the lower front and upper rear arm ball joints, track rod ends,drop links,engine mount, gearbox mount, loose pads, antirollbar bushes. You can eliminate the drop links, anti roll bar bushes and pads quite easily with a good look and wiggle etc. My money would be on an arm ball joint although not easy to test, I had this issue last year and i just couldn't tell which it was. it was only when the balljoint was removed from the knuckle after drilling out the dreaded pinch bolt you could tell as you could move it realy easily and others where quite tight still.mine turned out to be top rear, good luck in finding it. i also believe that a cv joint when gone will make a constant clicking noise when driving in a circle on full lock
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    Someone else had a similar issue on here and it turned out to be the battery that wasn't secured and was sliding around - just something else to check I guess :)
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    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

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    Thankyou. Im going to have to check brake pads but the braki g is fine etc. It started quiet and its gotten worse. Only problem i have with the car now and its realy bugging me.
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    it always starts like this, I can't see it being the brakes then.
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    I have a similar issue but when setting off from standing but turning left, i was thinking one of the arms, as my car hasnt had any work on the suspension done in the near 100k its done im thinking changing the lot,
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    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

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    Well the garage just called who have had it for two days and they have no clue what it so im back to scratch again. They said they can hear it on front passenger side when driving but dont know what it is. Ive only had the car week now so this is really starting to get to me.
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    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

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    Right folks think i have found my problen dedpite the garage having the car for 30 hours. As some of you said the battery slid around so now ive wedgednit witha block of wood.

    Thankyou for your help
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    No problem, as I said something simple to look at which I know has caused a few issues :) Glad it's sorted mate.
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