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knocking noise, left front wheel

addyboult Apr 30, 2012

  1. addyboult

    addyboult New Member

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    How do, my s3 has developed a knocking noise from the front left wheel, not the top mounts had them done recently, i suspect the drop links as it only occurs when turning right when the weight of the car shifts that way, anyone else had this issue, just wondering if its the right thing to be looking at!
    Cheers
    addy
     
  2. LoopTrooper

    LoopTrooper Member

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    Usually the easiest way to find out is jack the car up then pry along all the bushes. If something like that has gone or a ball joint you will be able to see the excess movement.
     
  3. addyboult

    addyboult New Member

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    Had it up earlier and the only thing that moved and rattled was the driveshaft, could be the cv joints?
     
  4. egesford

    egesford Member

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    i have the same problem, am guessing driveshaft
     
  5. LoopTrooper

    LoopTrooper Member

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    Guessing you can't see a split boot or anything?
     
  6. addyboult

    addyboult New Member

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    I didn't have time for a full look, but Im guessing as its the only part i could move around by hand , and it did slightly replicate the noise, so going to block change inner and outer joints and reboot and grease them, driveshafts work out at about a ton each don't they?
     
  7. AJD S3

    AJD S3 2nd Gear

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    I had a similar issue on my S3, turned out to be the bracket that the ARB bushing rests on had snapped clean off. The play in the ARB was huge, causing a nasty knocking sound. Easily rectified though, just fitted a new bracket and bushing, and all sorted.
     
  8. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    It's more a clicking noise for cv's,droplink is more of a clunking iirc.
     
  9. addyboult

    addyboult New Member

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    The noise only comes when under acceleration, as soon as i lift its gone, that's what's made me suspect the cvs on the driveshaft, that and the play in it i felt too
     
  10. jitvv

    jitvv Active Member

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    Hi Addyboult,

    I seem to have the same problem as you, did you ever get to resolve this?

    Cheers
     

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