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Clicking/Clunk noise when accelerating

Leebroath Jun 24, 2018

  1. Leebroath

    Leebroath Active Member

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    Sorry guys, I’m really not trying to spam this forum with the ‘always asking’ questions posts

    Been reading up on some forums and google and it seems to be something to do with the ABS kicking in but wanted to check here first with all the very knowledgable folks :)

    When I’m accelerating about 10mph from a junction or from starting the car and driving off from a car park, the car seems to always give off a loud clunk/click type of noise.

    Is this normal and should it be doing this all the time even when already moving, stopping at a junction and moving off again?
     
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  3. Ssteve

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    Never heard of the ABS thing and never noticed it on mine tbf, maybe brake binding, driveshaft ?

    I'll have a play later and let you know.

    My BMW did it ever so slightly when you tapped the brake for the first time slowing, I was told it was some slight movement in the pads, I sold it before they needed replacing.
     
  4. jay777

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    Never heard that and certainly should not be doing that. Gearbox by any chance?


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  5. Leebroath

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    From Reddit

    “As others have said, the first clunk is the ABS/TCS test. Once the wheels are moving at sufficient speed the ABS and TCS do a self-test to make sure they're functioning correctly. It only happens the first time you hit a certain speed/distance after starting (in most cars it's 15-20mph or 200ft, whichever comes first). The second click is obviously the locks.

    Completely normal, but feel free to hit the dealership to get their take on it if you're feeling hesitant”

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Audi/comments/3b7ab8/new_2015_s4_clunkclick_when_first_moving/
     
  6. Leebroath

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    This noise is doing our head in folks

    Soon as we slow down to a juntion or roundabout, slow down to about 5mph then accelerate again there is a loud click noise. This is happening every single time and it’s now really annoying me :(

    Going to see if we can pull a Tech out for a drive in the car at some point, it happens all the time so it’s going to be extremely easy to replicate
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018 at 10:30 PM
  7. Ssteve

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    I've had a listen in mine with the windows down and i can't hear anything notable.
     

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