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    Thread: noise coming from front suspension?

    1. Member KellerMKIV GLI's Avatar
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      05-02-2012 12:03 PM #1
      Noticed the other day when I was backing my GLI out of the garage a clunking or popping noise that sounds like it's coming from the drivers side. It only doesn't it once and only when I am backing out and turning at the same time like out of my garage or parking spot at work. My car has roughly 54 thousand miles on it and still the original suspension. Anybody else had this happen or have any suggestions?

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      05-02-2012 01:28 PM #2
      Just saying, google is your friend. I searched and found stuff instantly..

      Probably your CV joint or strut bearing. My personal guess would be strut bearing, since it's only happening once. Basically what the strut bearing does is makes it so that the spring doesn't rotate while turning so if it is blown it's possible that the spring is rotating on the strut and popping when it sits back down where it is supposed to be.
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      05-02-2012 01:53 PM #3
      Yes I know Google is my friend, being lazy today and thought I might get better info on here. So basically I need to tell the wife I HAVE TO buy coilovers now because it's the only way to fix my car and make it safe again!! Thanks man.

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      05-02-2012 01:56 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by KellerMKIV GLI View Post
      Yes I know Google is my friend, being lazy today and thought I might get better info on here. So basically I need to tell the wife I HAVE TO buy coilovers now because it's the only way to fix my car and make it safe again!! Thanks man.
      Haha no problem, you're still going to need a new strut bearing most likely though. Hope that fixes the issues!
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      05-02-2012 02:01 PM #5
      Yes correction coilovers and a suspension refresh kit.

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      05-07-2012 12:25 PM #6
      I have the same problem ever since my car was hit head on. Since then I have replaced struts and all associated hardware. I've also replaced control arm bushings, tie rod ends, and ball joints (I wasn't chasing the problem, they just happened to need replacing). Wish I had replaced subframe bushings while doing everything else because that's what most people respond is my current problem. Don't know if that's the actual problem or not. Also had a bad inner joint, so I've a new axle as well. Still pops even though almost everything in that area is new. I'll be interested to hear what your fix was.

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      05-07-2012 04:22 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by KellerMKIV GLI View Post
      Yes correction coilovers and a suspension refresh kit.

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      05-07-2012 04:23 PM #8
      popping can possibly be your drive shafts all dried up. need to repack with grease

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      05-08-2012 12:50 AM #9
      my guess is the CV boot, this happend to me and replaced it and was fine after that

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      05-08-2012 08:26 AM #10
      So basically it sounds like it could be a couple of things. Guess I better have somebody with more automotive know how than me take a look at it. Thanks guys.

    11. 05-08-2012 10:43 AM #11
      Sounds like a strut bearing to me. If you have the car running, at a stand still, move the steering wheel; all the way to the left, then all the way to the right. You should be able to hear the spring moving, catching, popping, etc with a bad bearing.

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