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Noise - similar to a worn out CV joint on cornering

1998 VW Jetta GLS (5 speed) started making this strange noise only when decellerating. We have ruled out a worn CV joint or shaft and are suspecting the transmission. Have you any idea? For a 10 yr old vehcile, would this kind of repair be expected? Thank you.

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Try looking at the rear struts my girls car makes a strange noise and i've located the problem to be the rear drivers side strut.

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10 years is not a long lifetime and wear is far more dependent on mileage. If it is over the 100, 000 mile mark, it wouldn't be unusual to have problems. A number of FWD cars have two CV joints (inner tripodal and outer) so checking only outer CVs may not find the problem. If the car is not a AWD vehicle, it would make sense to raise both front wheels from the ground and then with running engine, go through the gears and simulate the condition under which the problem shows up on the road. This may not be conclusive since the problem might not occur with no load on the drive wheels.

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