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Knocking sound on full left lock

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ian_tdi, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Ian_tdi
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    As title, any ideas? Only started yesterday and only when on full left lock so obviously at low speeds only!

    Thanks
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    ​Possible a gater issue. :)
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    sounds like the symptom of a driveshaft outer cv joint. Where are you located? If your anywhere near skipton in North Yorkshire we could take a look for you. If not any workshop should be able to easily diagnose the fault.

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    Hmmmm really? I had the cv gaiter replaced at mot (only 6 months ago!).

    The car is quite low, would this lead to excessive gaiter wear?

    Many thanks
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    the gaiter only covers the joint. If it's the joint thats worn/ knocking that will need replacing as well. Low cars do go through C.V joints quicker than normal.

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    Ok cool many thanks will get it checked this week.
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    Also racks have been known to cause the same issue usually only on left full lock, hence audi have a plentiful supply of the buggers always.
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    Is it on full lock?
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    Ian, did you manage to fix this??
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    My mechanic looked at it last week, said its the outer cv joint, getting it done this week.
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    Sorry that meant to say out cv joint gaiter.
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