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      03-31-2012 05:16 AM #1
      So in the last few weeks I've been getting a hard knocking noise from the left front wheel-well, it's very repetitive if I turn the wheels to the left and drive. Any thoughts on what it could be?

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      04-23-2012 12:39 AM #2
      So here is a video of my problem!!! Thoughts welcome!

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      04-23-2012 10:15 AM #3
      Check and re-tourque your 3 upper strut bolts. Then could be sway bar end links bolts. Also it's a stretch but check the wheel lug bolts. If those dont cure the problem, try looking for something loose in the engine bay like intake box or battery.....

      Jack up the front left and put the car in neutral and rotate the left front wheel to check the cv joint.

      After all that, I would Check the setting on the coil over itself. Maybe one of your locking nuts loosened......
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      04-23-2012 04:02 PM #4
      Yeah, I've checked all that, and everything is good. The Tiguan is going in at 8am tomorrow so hopefully I'll know by the early afternoon.

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      04-23-2012 06:29 PM #5
      I had H&R coilovers installed on my 4motion and had a similar knocking noise also from the driver front while driving over rough terrain/roads. Found it to be the strut mount which had to changed with new. This fixed my problem with knock/noise.

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      04-25-2012 01:30 AM #6
      Well, the Tiguan went in to Southgate VW in Edmonton, AB here. The source of my problem was (apparently) the Sway Bar End Links, they replaced them and it seems to have fixed the problem. The cost was a little heavy on the parts and labour $500.00 Anyway, thanks for your pm's and reply's! much appreciated.

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      04-25-2012 02:06 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Chasenyadown View Post
      Well, the Tiguan went in to Southgate VW in Edmonton, AB here. The source of my problem was (apparently) the Sway Bar End Links, they replaced them and it seems to have fixed the problem. The cost was a little heavy on the parts and labour $500.00 Anyway, thanks for your pm's and reply's! much appreciated.
      Hah! I called it! I have 2 sway bar endlinks i could have sold you for 3 bucks...lol and it takes longer to pull the wheel off than it does to swap out the end links.....glad its all good now!
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      04-25-2012 08:21 AM #8
      Sub frame bolts on our tiguans are major weak points as well once you lower them. Mine where badly bent when I put in S4 bolts causing knocking sounds
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      Im a dude and drive an EA edition cab w/ teddy bear wheels... sometimes you just gotta have some fun at the expense of the stereotype

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      04-25-2012 04:57 PM #9
      So you replaced yours with S4 bolts?

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      04-25-2012 05:00 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Chasenyadown View Post
      So you replaced yours with S4 bolts?
      Yes.. Wish I took a pic of my OEM sub frame bolts Vs the S4's. You can see a big differences between them.

      And I was getting a knocking noise before the switch.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ih8erickempf View Post
      Im a dude and drive an EA edition cab w/ teddy bear wheels... sometimes you just gotta have some fun at the expense of the stereotype

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      04-26-2012 05:58 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Chasenyadown View Post
      Well, the Tiguan went in to Southgate VW in Edmonton, AB here. The source of my problem was (apparently) the Sway Bar End Links, they replaced them and it seems to have fixed the problem. The cost was a little heavy on the parts and labour $500.00 Anyway, thanks for your pm's and reply's! much appreciated.
      Isn't your Tig still under warranty?

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      04-26-2012 10:24 PM #12
      Not when the suspension is ALL aftermarket! Haha.

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      04-27-2012 04:31 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Chasenyadown View Post
      Not when the suspension is ALL aftermarket! Haha.
      D'oh!

      Oh well, comes with the territory, eh?

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