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    Wandering behaviour

    Morning,

    my A4 is behaving a bit weird. On the motorway its weaving all over the place, all the tyre pressures are OK and the tyres are 2 months old. Its only recently started doing this (last 2 -3 weeks) and I realise that the increased winds will affect the stability (those on the outside of the car anyway [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]) but I can't put my finger on it. It feels almost like the rear is moving and not the front, my first thoughts were rear trailing arm bushes and/or rear dampers.

    Any help on this is appreciated.

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    Re: Wandering behaviour

    I'm about to change the rear bushes on my A4 Avant for the same reason. Jack the rear of the car up and check them for wear.

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    Re: Wandering behaviour

    I tried jacking mine up to spot wear, but couldnt detect any however hard i barred stuff, I am however suffering as you have described, in fact i have had it step out and spin, possibly due to this so i would be curious to know how hard/easy and costs please chaps

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    Re: Wandering behaviour

    Check the shock absorbers. My off side rear one went causing the cars rear end to wobble everytime i went over a bump.
    I managed to get a complete suspension strut from a breakers for 45. The rear struts are not keyed so either side will fit. Easy to replace.

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    Re: Wandering behaviour

    Well, my comment about the tyres being OK was wrong. I checked them this morning and they were 2 PSI down all round. Pumped 'em up and everything seems OK now. I think the dampers are on the way anyway so might change them, thanks for the replies.

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    Re: Wandering behaviour

    I did change shocks and springs all around (Eibach/sensortrac)as well as the rear tyres are matched, ahh well i guess i had better keep an eye on it,lol

 

 

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