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    VW T5 - CVs still clicking after being replaced

    So my VW T5 4-motion has been lifted about 30mm and runs some larger all terrains. It's a fairly common mod on the T5s and it's fairly well known that you'll wear out your CVs a bit faster with the steeper angles they run at.

    Over the last few months I've been getting some clicking from the front CVs when turning tight corners and it's typically worse uphill. So it's when the wheel is turned away from the car and the suspension in extension. We've replaced the lower control arm bushes (rooted) but that didn't help. Next we did the CVs and now it's worse than ever. It'll now click driving out of the driveway here (down a slight grade, down the angled gutter then turning on the flat road). It's quiet turning at full lock at the end of the street through... Going up a steep corner it's gone from a click to a harsh knock.

    So I'm trying to work out what else there is. The T5s front suspension attaches to the subframe. The subframe attaches to the chassis in four spots. The front and rear engine mounts attach to the sub frame while the right engine and gearbox mount attach to the chassis. The strut top of course is attached to the chassis. See reference pics below.

    I chucked the go pro under the car and there is a fair amount of movement between the subframe and the chassis when going up and down the gutter....though I wouldn't think it's enough to cause this. Could be though. Movement at the strut top wouldn't make much difference down at the hub.

    What else is there? Combination of worn subframe and engine mount bushes?





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    So one of the guys over on vwwatercooled has had similar and it was the splines on the gearbox output stub shafts. Fortunately they're fairly easy to replace and not that expensive.
    I think next week when I have some time I'll start pulling it all apart.

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    Another peice of the puzzle....turning up hill, as I get toward full lock and it starts clicking, the steering also really loads up. Pretty sure it didn't always do that. What could cause that to happen?

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    Didn't realise there was another PF-er on Waterwhinge.

    Have replied over there.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Yeah don't spend too much time over there these days. Really only where there's something specific I need to find out.
    Who are you there?

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