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loud clunk when i brake any ideas????

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by bigblokey0, Sep 23, 2006.

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    [Sep 23, 2006]
    i get a loud clunk from the drivers side wheel area when i break ive had the wheel off and everything looks ok any ideas i get it when i brake at high and low speeds even when the car rolls i get it
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    Dont forget the A6 is notorious for eating track rods etc.

    have them checked out as they could collapse. I remember having mine done on my last A6 , a month later I had a letter from Audi stating that they could collapse after high miles and to get them chcked. Bit late for me. I had them all done on both from wheels.



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    i thought that was the problem because one was broken so i replaced it however im still getting the noise
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    [Sep 24, 2006]
    Ball joint,loose brake caliper,brake pads,Drive shaft,worn rubber bushes in the lower steering arm jobbies.

    Had a similar problem and it turned out to be a knacked shocker!!
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    Your front bushes are probably worn by the sound of it. A kit is avialable which replaces 6 suspension links per side. I just got my '97 A6 2.4se sorted during the week there. The kit cost £250 from a local motor factor and fitting was £200. You can replace the links individually but you'll probably pick the wrong one like I did on my previous car, an A4 which has the same set up.
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    it turned out to be my brakes in the end the pads become loose in the callipers so clunk around
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