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    S3 on full lock

    Have noticed mine sort of clunks its way around when on full lock can some one check to see if their's the same or is this not right .

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    Doesn't sound right to me. Do you mean a clunking sound or what?
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    yep there is a clunking sound plus a kind of jump/skip .

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    I'd check all wheel area bushes and CV Joint for cause.
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    I will get it booked in at the local dealers see what they say .

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    There have been a few reported failed steering racks on S3s.
    Sounds like yours might have the same problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    There have been a few reported failed steering racks on S3s.
    Sounds like yours might have the same problem.
    That sounds nasty . I will have a search and see what i kind find out . thanks

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    I had a similar thing, jumping wheel and clunk, it just needed a new wheel bearing, so don't jump to the conclusion that it's the steering rack.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

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    Have you just noticed it since the bad weather? Mine does it on ice but it fine normally, I had a new rack under warranty last week and mine did it earlier leaving the birds house, but there was ice and sludge on the road.
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    yes only since the bad weather has been around . Booked in today for them to have a look so will find out .

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    My 3.2 used to do that but its stopped now. Only did it going backwards out of a parking spot ..

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    Mine also does this since the snow and ice has been around..... I think its normal.... and its only on full lock!

    MY S4 used to do a similar thing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    I had a similar thing, jumping wheel and clunk, it just needed a new wheel bearing, so don't jump to the conclusion that it's the steering rack.
    No conclusion jumping here, just a constructive suggestion as the OP didnt mention anything about a problem in motion and under load.
    The main thing is that the car is under warranty.

    Valid point though.

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    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

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    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
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    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
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    OK thanks for all the help the dealers said its normal so all good .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nig63 View Post
    the dealers said its normal so all good .
    when does a dealer not say that if there isn't bellowing smoke and a dashboard full of lights!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nig63 View Post
    OK thanks for all the help the dealers said its normal so all good .
    They reckoned my creaking rack was `dry top` mounts.

    Now Ive noticed a `knock` it is going back for more checking.

    2nd opinion might be useful. Its what I will be doing if Im told that its `normal` again.

    cheers
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    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavsteryoung View Post
    Mine also does this since the snow and ice has been around..... I think its normal.... and its only on full lock!

    MY S4 used to do a similar thing....
    Mines the same & its a 59 reg

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