Strange clunky noise in the morning.

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Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddyluv » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:20 pm

So I have had this noise for a little while, initially I thought it was the drop links or suspension. So I’ve changed those and initially I thought it sorted it out. It only happens as I move. I’m now guessing the breaks sticking because it’s happening only once through the day. Or could it have anything to do with drive shaft or anything like that I can check. It’s not loud. It’s 100% coming from the front and it only happens as I move. Any common faults.

So recently the top mounts have been replaced, drop links, front suspension.

It’s 2016 caddy 4. Do i need to replace anything else??


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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddyluv » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:21 am

So definitely not the breaks so it’s definitely something to do with the drive. Any ideas or solutions guys. Struggling here.


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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddyluv » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:46 am

I feel it on the drive. Anyone any ideas.


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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddy bridge » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:02 am

It’s not a stay bar or a engine mounting? Does it do it when you take load when the clutch is just biting?

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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddyluv » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:29 am

Nope it only happens when I turn the steering wheel. Over the last few days I’ve been trying to rule bits out. I know it silly but I wanted to rule out the breaks. So I put a light film on the disk so it didn’t rust. Still happen. So the next day didn’t touch the wheel put it in reverse no noise. Touched the wheel, and knock. So it’s defo to do with the steering but I don’t know what is needing to be replaced. The van is parked outside all day every day. I’ve done 44,000 miles in a caddy 4 it’s 3 years old in February.


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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Doc » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:31 am

Sounds very much like the subframe clunk that a lot of VW owners experience.
Did you check the subframe bolts were all tight when you changed the struts?
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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddyluv » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:42 am

I got Jamie to check everything he is quite anal about all this stuff there was nothing he could visually see. I assume it’s safe for a week or so. I can get back on the ramp next week. Thanks.


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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddyluv » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:43 am

I will order some. Don’t take long to change do they.


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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by peely » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:46 am

Track rod end or inner steering arm maybe , have had issues with these on mine , have you a split steering gator maybe
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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddyluv » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:46 am

Do I remember somewhere there is a upgrade.

Passat ones??


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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddyluv » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 am

He checked the bushes every thing like that. We had a really good visual inspection nothing obvious.


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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by dutchy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:07 am

I've had some like that before.
My problem was the locking bolt of the wheelbearing/cv joint.

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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Bionicman » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:40 pm

Caddyluv wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:46 am
Do I remember somewhere there is a upgrade.

Passat ones??


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Was it the Audi subframe bolts that where the upgrade? I also think there is some shim/washers to put in as well.

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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by Caddyluv » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:01 pm

If anyone knows I’m going to pick up my lights this week so I can pick some up or at least order some.


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Re: Strange clunky noise in the morning.

Post by karlos0891 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:44 am

could be ball joint or even the wishbone bushes. if its same style front hubs and arms are previous gen caddy then you could fit passat alloy hubs and wishbones and poly bush the wishbone.

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