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I have recently purchased a golf Gtd mk7 14 plate I've had it now just over 2 months and have just noticed a clunk kind of sound when reversing to park up it doesn't happen every time I reverse seems to only click when the wheels turned to a certain point? Thanks for any help in advance

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I have recently purchased a golf Gtd mk7 14 plate I've had it now just over 2 months and have just noticed a clunk kind of sound when reversing to park up it doesn't happen every time I reverse seems to only click when the wheels turned to a certain point? Thanks for any help in advance

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The symptoms you describe are fairly typical of a fault with the outer CV (Constant Velocity) joint on one or other driveshaft. It would be advisable to get the front end jacked up (axle stands as DIY) wheel off and inspect the protective boot for signs of damage and/or leakage and manipulate the joint by hand at various angles of steering lock to ascertain any excessive free play or roughness.

If a boot leaks and water and debris enter then wear can occur very quickly but it is not unknown that either a ball or cup can fail giving similar symptoms

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Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling it might be this too what's a rough guess off pricing for this to fixed? Is it major problem that needs addressing asap

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Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling it might be this too what's a rough guess off pricing for this to fixed? Is it major problem that needs addressing asap

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CV joints seldom if ever fail suddenly and dangerously but if left they will continue to wear and complain more frequently and likely drive you mad before becoming a real issue.

I'm guessing your not looking to either investigate or do the work yourself so I think that gives you considerable time to get some advice and quotes. I would suggest you find a few local independent specialising in VW Group vehicles rather than a main dealer as they are generally much cheaper particularly with labour charges and VW usually charge a hefty "diagnostic" charge

I would suggest that you look to get a quote quite quickly as if a split protective boot has allowed grease out and detritus in if no serious wear or damage has occurred it is sometimes possible to clean relube and reuse the old joint saving on parts and some labour. If not I would take time to get a few opinions and quotes.

Sorry I can't give much advice on costs as it's many years since I needed to change one and I DIY'd it

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