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  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    Identify that Whine?

    For the last couple of week the car (S3) has developed an intermittent whine from what sounds like the back left hand side of the car.
    • The whine is only present at speeds above 40mph, and gets louder the faster I go - This happens the majority of the time.
    • Some of the time the whine is only audible (40mph+) when I slightly depress the throttle - and will disappear again with my foot off the accelerator.
    • The minority of the time can't here a thing.
    • When it's whining, weaving side to side makes no difference to the sound.
    • Swapping the tyres front to back has made no difference.

    I don't need a stereo anymore as I'm driving around with the volume on mute listening out for this fecking noise to see if its getting worse.

    My thoughts were:

    1. Driveshaft
    2. wheel bearings
    3. sticking caliper - but I've got no vibration through the pedal.
    4. Please don't let it be the Diff!

    Any ideas guys?

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    4th Gear

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    SW London
    Sorry mate, ill get the chains back on her... duno how she escaped.
    2006 Audi A3 2.0 TDI S-Line 8P2 PD170 - Dolphin Grey Metallic - The problem child
    1994 VW Golf VR6 - Mystic Blue - The money thief
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  4. #3
    5th Gear

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    i also have this, but can only hear between around 55-67 mph and its coming from front passenger side.

    But i have a bolt missing from that wheel and i think the bearing have screwed up tbh. lol.
    05, A3 8P 2.0TFSI Quattro



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