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    rumble from the rear - any answers??

    Got a noise that increases with speed from the rear of the car, maybe a wheel bearing or a drive shaft??

    Makes no noise up to 20mph, then a subdued 'thumping noise' that sounds roughly related to every wheel rotation. Increases in frequency/volume with speed.

    All wheels recently balanced.

    Didn't notice it until I inflated the tyres from 29 to 35 at the back.

    Any ideas?

    Jas

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    thats me

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    broken spring, or what you have already said
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    My car made quite a loud noise which i thought was a drive shaft but when i change the rear tyres which were badly worn the noise went, bingo!
    Nik.

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    They are new wheels/tyres, bought from Fleabay, but had them balanced brfore putting them on the car.

    Went from 18" to 17" Audi TT 6-spokes with new(ish) Michelin sports.Tyres ahve done only 1500 miles and are practically new.

    Any other suggestions??

    Jas

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    How old is the car? I have a MY02 plate with 134K running on 17" and have a 'thumping' from the rear. It is going in on friday for a full lowdown by Audi. What it could be I am unsure, as a few months ago it had a service and the rear was given the all clear (no worn bushes, springs intact, mounts okay etc). Will report back.
    Jester
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    Rumble from the rear? too much fibre in your diet?
    Rarrrr! I'm not Lesdyxic!

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    My car did the rumble and thumping for about 20 miles until I pulled over realised the wheel bolts weren't tight, thus is was rotating off axis, might be an idea to check those, just to make sure.
    Audi ELSA says 120Nm tightness.
    <Insert meaningless geeky specs here>

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    And the winner is.............


    N/S/R Wheel bearing.....
    The lucky winner will be drawn from a hat at the end of the show.

    Thanks for playing 'Guess the Sound'

    J


 

 

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