Hi so I have a 2000 VW Beetle. I've noticed recently when I have been braking with the clutch pushed in, it makes a clunk noise, sometimes multiple clunks at a time. It also makes this noise when I start off from a stop as well. My dad just replaced both control arms and the tie rods, because it was doing this before. It stopped for a while after he replaced those parts, but now it's happening again. Any idea what it could be?
Several things that can be checked:
Pads moving in calipers - can cause a clunking noise but not usually too loud
Loose wheel nuts - may also get vibration when driving
Suspension joints failed - these can fail (prematurely) if the final tightening was done before the weight of the car was back on the wheels