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2004 VW Touareg 3.2l V6. Has a knocking/thudding sound on

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2004 VW Touareg 3.2l V6. Has a knocking/thudding sound on acceleration, smoothing out later.
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: more pronounced on the front right wheel area.
JA: Are you fixing your VW Touareg yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: changed the center carrier bearing and propshaft
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes, knowing exactly what the problem is.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

So you already replaced the prop shaft with carrier, and tightened it properly?

That is the most common issue on an 04 T-reg, and you can usually feel it under the center console or vibrating through the seat.

Is it possible to lift the vehicle, or at least the front end, and check for any looseness in the suspension, control arms, tie rod ends?