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"Clunking" suspension?

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Had the shocks replaced now too. Didn't hear the sound for the first 100km. This Friday out for a long weekend,,, so let's see what happens.
 
2020 freedom

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I'm another casualty of 'twang and clunk' from drivers side front. Started after about 1400 miles and in the short space of time to 1550 it happening a fair bit.
Some of the twangs (which is the release of stored enegry somewhere, so either by thermal expansion/contraction or movement of a suspension part) can be felt through the pedals. They are always provoked by undulations in the road but not necessarily undulations that load up the shock absorbers very much. For example I can go over sleeping policemen with no noises. Then many more smaller sounding clunks. All it takes is cornering either way (loading or unloading the front offside wheel it feels and sounds like its this side).

Any updates from people who haven't had the Cali lowered?
 
GrannyJen

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I'm another casualty of 'twang and clunk' from drivers side front. Started after about 1400 miles and in the short space of time to 1550 it happening a fair bit.
Some of the twangs (which is the release of stored enegry somewhere, so either by thermal expansion/contraction or movement of a suspension part) can be felt through the pedals. They are always provoked by undulations in the road but not necessarily undulations that load up the shock absorbers very much. For example I can go over sleeping policemen with no noises. Then many more smaller sounding clunks. All it takes is cornering either way (loading or unloading the front offside wheel it feels and sounds like its this side).

Any updates from people who haven't had the Cali lowered?
It sounds abnormal, so something that the dealer should sort out under warranty.
 
2020 freedom

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Yes thats true and with my so so mechanical understanding (I do have a HNC in mechanical engineering and tinkered a fair bit in my youth) I think that the noise sounds more sinister than it is from an integrity point of view and bloody annoying hard to replicate. I just went out with my other half deliberately to replicate it and it happened twice straight away but nothing for the next 20 minutes... could be a long saga this.
 
flying banana

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any news ? mines doing the same. a knock every now and then, often at high speed when road dips a bit. but doesn't always do it. sometimes nothing for 20 minutes or so and then a knock. I can feel it through the floor. sounds like an anti roll bar or a worn bush or something. nut only 17k on the clock ?
 
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Well mine went away on its own?????:confused:
 
ArunAlec

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I had a clonk coming from near side, bit like a marble in a Tupperware box! It seemed to be coming from somewhere behind the dash/footwell It gradually got worse and was particularly noticeable on rough roads. After lots of checking of loose trim etc found that it was the shock absorber bearing which was breaking up. That was at 20k miles.
 
soulstyledevon

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2017 van here with the clunk.
Happens on full lock and turning when the vans weight loads from one side to the other. It comes and goes. Been to the dealer twice, they can’t find issue.
Learning to live with it
 
flying banana

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i think at least if the dealers looked at it before warranty runs out (which mine does soon ) then theres still some come back later if something then breaks
 
TripleBee

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I had this on my front right suspension. It is a known problem with the T5 (.1). The spring turns when turning the steering wheel. To make the spring turning on top there is a ball bearing. Mine was causing the noise. First at breaking and turning to the right. Then on every corner to the right at the end. I had to replace the ball bearing on top of the spring together with a new support and rubber.
From time to time the front left is starting the same noise.
 
ArunAlec

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I had this on my front right suspension. It is a known problem with the T5 (.1). The spring turns when turning the steering wheel. To make the spring turning on top there is a ball bearing. Mine was causing the noise. First at breaking and turning to the right. Then on every corner to the right at the end. I had to replace the ball bearing on top of the spring together with a new support and rubber.
From time to time the front left is starting the same noise.
When mine was done the mechanic (ex VW) said that the replacement was the improved version as fitted to the T6. I had both sides done .... just in case!
 
Ciki62

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Seems to me like suspension spring and upper bearing. Very often on my T5.


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Beachbum140

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T5 Beach
Anybody have the clunking sound from the rear? Most noticeable from the interior on the right in the panel below the window. Had all exterior shock mountings etc. checked at a tyre fitment center and all OK there. Is there any way to get inside that panel and if so what is lurking there?
 
B J G

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Shock absorbers can 'clunk' or give a 'knocking' noise that sounds like a loose attachment but is the actual unit.
Had it on a brand new pair once and thought that they weren't fitted correctly. No visual fault.
 
tuono001

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I recently had h&r arbs fitted and shortly after had a knocking noise and rattle to the offside front, when hitting pot holes. Once I had returned from a trip had it checked out. The bolts holding the arbs needed nipping up, no noises now.
 

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