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Strange knocking noise when braking

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by leighlo, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. leighlo
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    [Jan 20, 2011]
    All,

    I've tried searching, but couldn't find anything relevant really.

    This morning, the front end of the car was making a knocking noise upon braking at low speeds. It doesn't seem to have affected the braking at all, but seems a bit of an odd noise? It's almost as though the car was making the noise as the front end was dipping under braking.

    Any ideas, so I know if it's something I need checked out soonish?

    Thanks,
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    [Jan 20, 2011]
    Loose calliper or guide.....or poss broken spring...
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    knackered wishbone mounts?
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    +1 on wishbone bushes, get them powerflexed
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    Thanks

    Update

    I was driving the car back from work this evening and it appears the noise is there even when I'm not braking - sounds suspension related, so will get these checked out - expensive job?
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    Your going to have to get your head under and have a look around i would pay attention to the spring on the strut
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