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Audi A6 Avant 1.9tdi 2004. Knocking/clicking noise when turning from front wheels

When turning a corner and especially when accelerating out of the corner a knocking come clicking sound comes from the front wheels. I'm figuring it's the universal joint in the driveshaft?

Any help apreciated.


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  • Colonel23 Sep 05, 2008

    I assumed that this might be the problem because I saw it on some web sites that sold CV joints and axles.

    This is a good tip for you.

    Giving this further thought. The noise happens when the steering is turned and what makes the power steering work?

    Well, the pump of course but more importantly the fluid.

    I checked the fluid and it is indeed low.

    Hopefully this will cure my clicking sound.

    Many thanks for letting sound off. Once you start to bounce ideas about you normally come up with an awnser.



  • saeed57 Sep 28, 2008

    I have the same problem on the same car. 1.9tdi avant a6. Fluid is on Min when cap not fully screwed.will top up and find out.

  • t99rick2002 Oct 12, 2008

    I have an 02 audi a6 2.7t that makes a clicking sound from the front end when accelerating through a turn. I bought the car with about 45k on it and the problem started occuring around 50k. Any help with this problem is much appreciated.



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Lou,I belive your right.When an axle goes this is the sound they make.

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