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    Actuator creaking?

    Hi all as the title suggests a random creaking sound has appeared on my car a couple of days ago. It only happens after i change gear and hit the accelerator hard then theres the creak. Also a loss of boost at the same time this started happening will a stiff actuator spring cause this and if so does that mean replacement or can it be fixed? Sorry if it seems vague but i cant really describe it any better.

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    I don't know what your creaking noise is but it won't be the actuator....

    Get it logged then start from there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengal View Post
    Hi all as the title suggests a random creaking sound has appeared on my car a couple of days ago. It only happens after i change gear and hit the accelerator hard then theres the creak. Also a loss of boost at the same time this started happening will a stiff actuator spring cause this and if so does that mean replacement or can it be fixed? Sorry if it seems vague but i cant really describe it any better.
    I would say its more suspension related...as you step on the gas, the sussy will lift a fair bit....its not coming from your seat is it lol

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    Ok it was just a thought i dont know that much about turbos tbh at least it doesnt do it all the time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    I would say its more suspension related...as you step on the gas, the sussy will lift a fair bit....its not coming from your seat is it lol
    No its definately from the outside of the car lol I know my top mounts could do with replacing but would they creak other than that the rests fairly new shocks arb bushes wishbones and droplinks.

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    Ahah the springs are quite old but im getting coilovers soon. Itl be the springs i bet.

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    Just a quick update on this the noise is alot worse now but easier to figure out its the alternator belt slipping under load.

 

 

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