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Front end clicking noise when turning

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by Keggers, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Keggers

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    So I have now noticed when turning on the driveway with a fair amount of lock on and whilst moving that there is a clicking sound coming from what sounds like the front off side wheel, I've checked the cv boots and they are all good but I did have both replaced 6 months ago.. I'm wondering if the joints are worn inside and this is my trouble? Any ideas? Advice? How can I confirm either way or am I looking in the wrong place..
     
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  3. bullawayo

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    CV joint by the sounds of it. You losing any grease?
     
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    There was a small mound of grease sat on one of the bushes under the cv joint but I can't see how it's got out of the boot!!
     
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    May just happen on the move, sometimes it the clamp isnt tight enough it can escape. When you had your cv replaced recently - where was the part from?

    Unfortunately everything points towards a cv joint. I've had many issues with these in the past!!
     
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    WAs done by a garage..
     
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    What am I looking at cost wise to sort it out? Thanks
     
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    This is what I would do:

    Buy a driveshaft instead of just the CV joint from here -

    J & R Trading (UK) Ltd Store

    they come with a 2 year warranty and are very reasonably priced (around £50). Obviously therefore if you have any issues in 2 years they replace for free (I have used these guys a lot and have never had issues - there stuff is well made)

    Change out the driveshaft.

    Where are you based? If it is local I can do it for you

    Cheers
     
  9. Keggers

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    Near grantham
     
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    New drive shaft fitted and noise has gone, took around 45 mins to do and cost around £54, thanks to the forum and some very helpful members,
    Thank you
     
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    Result mate, just got your message. Has the clicking stopped? From what you said I would hope it has as it sounds as if the inner cv was gone.
     
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    Yep, all good, tool for the inner side took a bit of getting, twice as many teeth as a standard torx bit and 10mm, but an easy job on the whole when I had the right shaft!!
     
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    Sorry mate I should have said. I think they are 12 sided torx bits. Good news though, he'll of a lot easier than changing a cv joint too and a damn side less messy!
     
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    I agree, I'll have no fears if the other side goes!! Did you see my question about the slight amount of play on the gearbox side?
     
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    Yeah I would expect that if you had an issue with the cv. May we'll have been the source of your clicking
     
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    I actually mean with the shaft removed the collar that spins on the gearbox had a small amount of play in it when pushed and pulled! No noise now though so assume it's ok.
     
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    Oh right! No minimal play in this is something I always experience and has never caused me any problems.
     
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    Ok mate, that's reassuring. Mines an auto, but for the life if me I can't see how to check the gearbox oil? Is it best left alone?
     
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    Garage job that mate. I wouldn't do it myself on an auto as you have to monitor the temperature on vagcom and fill it using a special pump. If you get it wrong the box will be toast.
     
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    I'll steer clear of that then..It's been serviced every year since new and I had the can belt done 2 years ago, only 67000 on the clock now but would like to keep it in tip top condition..I love it but would smile more if the mpg was a bit higher!! I guess the Quattro and auto and weight of the car as it's an estate are all against big mpg figures,,,still love it though .
     

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