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Old 01-09-2018, 10:32 AM   #1
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Drives: 2011 GTI Autobahn
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Atlanta
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Front End Knocking During Deceleration

After days of searching I've decided to bite the bullet and ask for direct help.

I've got a 2011 DSG GTI with 148K miles - it's been a very faithful steed, though recently I've been trying to hunt down a front end knock.

The knock started as a single knock whenever I would accelerate from a stop and it'd only knock once. This single knock made me think its the subframe bolts, so I've ordered the kit from ECS Tuning and should be delivered today.

However, while I've been waiting for it to arrive, the knock has progressed. Now, I'm experiencing a series of knocks for 3-4 seconds whenever I let off the gas and start coasting.

The knocking is most prevalent on a smooth, flat surface. Doesn't seem to knock during braking or accelerating, nor is it more pronounced over pot hole and bumps. My initial thought is the strut bearing flopping around.

Any ideas/feedback would be much appreciated.
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