Badger5Monster Motorsport
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Kidderminster
    Posts
    14

    Front suspension problem?!

    Morning all, I've mentioned on a previous post that I had a snapped spring on my s3. But after taking a closer look yesterday I don't think it is. As I'm new to cars please stick with me on this....... Under the bonnet where the shock bolts in, there is three little nuts with a bigger one in the centre covered by a black plastic cap!. Right, when I go from full lock to full lock the passenger one hardly moves. But the drivers side one moves about 30mm. As I'm going from lock to lock there is a clunk type noise. A lad at work says there is a bearing under the black caps and its that that has gone, not the spring.

    Any insight from yours selves would be appreciated. Cheers webby

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,851
    Heres some info
    Westle's Suspension Thread

  4. #3
    mark_S3's Avatar
    Yorkshire & Humber Events Rep

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Wakefield
    Posts
    573
    I had a similar knocking noise coming from the NSF, and just replaced the top strut mounts.
    Steering is a whole lot better and the knocking noise has gone.
    But the knocking noise could be either the above or Anti Roll Bar Bushes, Track Rod Ends, Lower Ball Joints, worn bushes in the arms or a knackered strut.
    I would check all the above for play and condition.
    ***2000 Audi S3 8L APY***
    * Milltek CATback * Milltek 200 Supercell Sports CAT * SuperChips SPS Stage 1 Remap * Forge 008p *
    * 18" Audi TT 240 Sports Alloys in Gunmetal Grey * Pagid Discs with BD Predator Pads *
    * Badger5 v2.2 TIP, JR Filter with Heatshield * N249 Delete * N112 Bypass *
    * PowerFlex ARB Bushes * TFSI Coilpacks * Saikuo Michi S3-OCC *
    * PowerFlex Rear Engine Mount Bushes *


    [IMG][/IMG]

  5. #4
    s3clarke's Avatar
    Money grabbing s3!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Bromsgrove
    Posts
    671
    the clunk could be the broken spring moving when you lock to lock the steering.

    Audi s3 goodwood green, BAM, n249 delete, 80mm TIP, s2000 air-filter, new turbo, ap coil overs, lots of poly bushes, 15mm spacers all round rolling on 18'' RSTT's

  6. #5
    Dani_B19's Avatar
    Audi-sports own special child.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    7,221
    You need to take the wheel off and check the spring, if the springs fine then its the top mount, youll need to change both side and also do the bearings as well.
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

  7. #6
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Kidderminster
    Posts
    14
    Cheers for the replies. Before I have the koni shocks and springs fitted ill get it checked over and replace what ever is bust at same time.
    Thanks again.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. squeky front suspension
    By misledyouth in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25th July 2008, 12:26
  2. suspension problems
    By shariain in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13th August 2004, 17:58
  3. S3 Front Suspension Knock
    By gdwood in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20th July 2004, 12:25
  4. Front Suspension Woes (a wee bit longish)
    By IanWood in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30th May 2004, 14:04
  5. A/S3 front suspensions??
    By Drill in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 9th September 2003, 14:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO