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    trim expansion due to warming up

    Has anyone ever noticed a distinct clicking noise coming from the passenger footwell when their A3 is cold and warming up with the heater on - it doesnt happen during the summer only the colder months when the car is physically cold in the mornings - it definately seems like its something plastic that is expanding and is causing a very regular clicking noise which stops once the car has warmed up (about 10 minutes) it is so annoying - anyone experienced this and manged to fix it or anything? Don't fancy takin it into dealers cos they will think im a right idiot! (plus most of the r idiots anyway!)

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    steve

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    Re: trim expansion due to warming up

    I had a similar thing on my previous car which was an A3 TDI sport. My new SFG A3 S-Line does not suffer from this problem however.
    It was a clicking when the heater was on which gradually went away as the car warmed up. If I was you I would take to the dealer anyway because I bet other A3s have suffered from this

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    Re: trim expansion due to warming up

    Steve, mine does this too.
    haven't got round to booking it in for a look yet, but plan to do so shortly, as i also find when my car is idling and in "Park", there's a "lumpiness"/shaking of the car which is starting to get on my t1ts, although the engine is not "hunting".

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    Re: trim expansion due to warming up

    For the 1st time mine had the "lumpy" feeling from cold this morning, when waiting at some lights on a rather steep hill. I had the hand brake on but in N while waiting, I put it down the cold morning & engine. I'll keep an eye on it as we head into the autumn.

    Davidb67 : Pls let us know outcome if you book it in to your local dealer for a look.

    Funkycat.

 

 

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