Haven't yet had a chance to lift the car, and I dont know how long this has been going on, but I was doing some city driving today with my windows down and every time I would come to a stop slowly I'd hear this clunking sound from what appears to be the passenger side front suspension.
Not sure if its a bad bushing in a control arm, or a loose brake caliper...No braking issues.
No noise occurs from vertical movement, if I go over a speed bump lets say, no noise.
But only horizontal movement causes the noise, I dont hear it on acceleration at all, but only on deceleration.
It's like if I were to have a round magnet on a rod, and it only exceeded the magnets holding ability upon deceleration and the magnet moves to hit the other end...thats the sort of sound.
Not a high pitch sound like aluminum, or a plastic sound at all, definitely sounds like its steel on steel. However my understanding of the under car and suspension on these cars is highly limited.
I didnt check my snub mount to make sure that it wasnt that moving, its not. it's very tight.
Anyone have some insight to what this may be? If anyone's owned a mid 90's ranger, it almost sounds like when a radius arm bushing goes out on those.
My concern is definitely that it is a steel on steel damage and I may be ovaling out a mount for my suspension...
For the record, its an '03 B6 A4 1.8T Quattro