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Clicing noise when turning corners

Hi can you tell me why my golf mk4 1.4 makes a clicking noise when i turn corners thanks

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The front axles on the front wheel drive cars have a rubber boot that protects the components from road debris and moisture. Over time the boots crack and split, allowing contaminants in, which damage the axle, resulting in the clicking noise u hear. To confirm this, jack up the vw and support it w/ safety stands, check the axle boots (located behind tire at center) for cracks, splits, and evidence of grease around area from inside of boot. Let me know what u find. This is a rather labor intensive repair. I haven't done a vw, but recently did my honda, replacement axles only cost $50 each, but I spent a lot of time replacing them. Keep me posted.

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Drive shaft universals worn.check rubber boots ok with no splits or or leaking grease.If boots have split and dirt got in then change the ends only,but its possible to remove the end and by turning cage around extract the ball bearings,wash the lot out with diesel and fit a new boot and re pack with grease ---yes i know it could still knock a bit and fitting new yea yea but it might work and evan if their is a bit of noise on turn ignore it till it gets really bad as they could last another 100,000 kms

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