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CV Joint failed I think!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by shotbybilly, Oct 13, 2013.

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    [Oct 13, 2013]
    After a brilliant day at ADI,Castle Coombe,yesterday(great to meet all that attended),we set off from the hotel to go to Santa Pod. When I did my first right turn there was a cluncking sound from the near side front corner.
    I pulled into the first petrol station and removed the wheel to check,found nothing loose so decided to carry on.
    The noise started to appear at certain times whilst in a straight line,so we ditched going to Santa Pod and limped home.
    On getting home I got the S3 in the garage,removed the wheel and still can't see anything.
    Am I right in thinking its the CV joint?
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    [Oct 13, 2013]
    Does it knock under load? I have a rotational knock in all gears, with clutch dipped and engaged, turning and in straight lines, but have noticed when I'm at around 2000 rpms if I keep it there the noise disappears (when under slight load) I'd be inclined to say your experiencing cv joint issues, can you feel a judder under braking?
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    [Oct 13, 2013]
    Sorry to hear about the CV joint, bet your glad you didnt track it now on saturday.

    Hope you get it sorted.
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    [Oct 13, 2013]
    It knocks most when turning to the right,no judder under braking and there is no play in the wheel bearing.
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    [Oct 13, 2013]
    Think I'd still be down there if I had gone on track,will try and get it to local garage tomorrow.
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    [Oct 13, 2013]
    i would put money on it being your drive shaft bud
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    [Oct 16, 2013]
    Yeah mate I had the same problem, mine was the CV.

    Horrible clunking sound it's terrible
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    [Oct 17, 2013]
    "UPDATE"
    CV let go with a bang,steering wheel whobble etc,had to limp home(5 mph).
    Ordered both front drive shafts complete with CV's,should be here in the morning.
    Will post pic a pic of knackered CV when we get it off.
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    [Oct 17, 2013]
    Oops!
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    Not good news that pal . Hope ya get it fixed soon .
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    Still waiting for drive shafts(supposed to here before 1pm),so got on with removing the nearside faulty one.
    Outer CV was full of water? but the inner CV was locked in one postion,I think this is the reason for the wheel wobble.
    Just sat waiting for the shafts to turn up now.
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    Hope all goes well pal . Bit of a bad do missing Santa pod . Hope your gear turns up. Bet it's like waiting for a new toy to turn up . At least your not waiting for Santa like my little girl .
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    What drive shafts you bought pal? Links?
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    Driveshafts turned up at 6pm,had the nearside rebuilt by 6:55pm,just been out for a test drive and everything feels much better no more rattles and less take up.
    Will do the off side one tomorrow morning.
    Got the drive shafts from http://www.jandrcvjoints.co.uk/, bargain price £24.99 for the nearside and £49.99 the offside,they come with a unlimited mileage 2 year warranty.Ring them up to get the best price,and they look really well put together.
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    By all accounts Santa Pod was a wash out.
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    [Oct 19, 2013]
    UPDATE
    Finished fitting both drive shafts today, then went out for a blast,car feels really good and a lot quieter,which makes me think that the CV's have been on ther way out for a while.
    Did both sides myself after checking up on the how to guides on here,so a big THANK YOU to all that post them:applaus:
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    [Oct 19, 2013]
    Glad its sorted pal. Had a look on their website but only shows a3 ones!
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    [Oct 19, 2013]
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    [Oct 19, 2013]
    Thank you sir, you are a a legend. Btw what year is your s3 as pre and post shafts are different!
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    [Oct 19, 2013]
    Mines a 2000 preface lift,just call them,they asked me for my reg and sorted me out.
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