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2011 Seat Altea TDi Clunk from front

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Ive got a 2011 Seat Altea 1.6 TDi which has a definite clunk noise coming from the front of the car just as it hits the biting point on the clutch and you pull away. Replaced drop links and also discs and pads (mechanic thought it was the pads moving around?) still no different. Ive had it to two different indies who have both had it for couple of days and cannot find anything. Problem is the car is sold and had a cherished number put on it and my customer won't take the car until its rectified and he is starting to get a bit impatient.....Anyone had a similar problem on this model....Any pointers would be appreciated.

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If the independents are decent then that rules out the basic things I would check like dogbone mount, engine and subframe mountings. Could try driving the car on a ramp with a stethoscope to narrow down what area it’s coming from.

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Gearbox / engine mounts?

Front arm - Rear bush, very common. Does the wheel move backwards in the wheel arch when moving away sharply? 

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18 hours ago, tradex said:

those failing rivets on the diff cage?

just seen a few of these boxes locked up/no gears ,ive assumed diff drop but it could be anything

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