Most of the CV joint clamp tools are just junk . The ones that are good are beefy and are the ear type
Trying to do while in the car in the outer joint is not going to be successful , you need to pull the axle . I am not sure the grease leaks because of the clamp , you probably have a tear on...
Clunking in the rear is caused by the rear lower shock bolt being undersized and allowing play where it bolts to the rear axle
Lift the rear and use a pry bar to check for play in that spot
I also have seen the rear shock mount rubber getting ripped and the shock shaft hitting the chassis
20% tarrif on Mexican made VWs will be the last nail on the VW coffin
They better start planning in moving production to US , otherwise adios USA
Germans are so short sighted , wait till the eurozone implodes in few years
Alternator is one of those parts that is never troubleshot correctly and unnecessarily replaced
If voltage is low , replace the regulator ( brushes are worn )
If diodes are dead , you will not get 12V DC
417K miles on my 04 Golf
Drinks about 1 qtr of oil every 5K miles . Rust free thanks to me using cavity wax very often and cleaning the water drains .
Car had 2 cams and 2 turbos in its lifetime . Tranny is great , thanks to 80K mile gear oil change
Axles are still original , only one boot...