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    Nearside front knocking

    Hi all

    Since i have had the car i have had a nearside front knock when i go over un-even ground/train crossing/cobbled roads. It sounds like a normal fault that points towards upper arms, arb link etc.. but for love or money i cant find the knock. I have had it at a local garage twice that ive used for years and they cant find it either. They also confirm that there is a knock and im not going mad, so just opening it to you guys to see if you have had a similar experience.

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    Check engine mount for leaks, they usually throw a code when they go.

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    Here is my Log
    Thursday,25,October,2012,23:07:08:32264
    VCDS Version: Release 11.11.3
    Data version: 20120401



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    Chassis Type: 8E - Audi A4 B6/B7
    Scan: 01 02 03 08 09 0F 11 15 16 17 18 36 37 45 46 55 56 57 65 67
    69 75 76 77

    VIN: WAUZZZ8E47A054887 Mileage: 147290km/91521miles
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    Address 01: Engine Labels: 03G-906-016-BLB.clb
    Part No SW: 03G 906 016 JD HW: 028 101 265 4
    Component: R4 2,0L EDC 000SG 8245
    Revision: --H02--- Serial number:
    Coding: 0000072
    Shop #: WSC 06335 000 00000
    VCID: 6ED9D061798C249

    No fault code found.
    Readiness: 0 0 0 0 0

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    Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: 8E0-910-517.lbl
    Part No SW: 8E0 910 517 H HW: 8E0 614 517 BF
    Component: ESP8 FRONT H06 0140
    Revision: 00000000 Serial number: 00000000000000
    Coding: 0004401
    Shop #: WSC 06335 000 00000
    VCID: 2C5D1A698F10169

    No fault code found.

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    Address 08: Auto HVAC Labels: 8E0-820-043.lbl
    Part No: 8E0 820 043 BJ
    Component: A4 Klimaautomat 2833
    Coding: 00000
    Shop #: WSC 00000
    VCID: 6AD1DC711664C89

    No fault code found.

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    Address 09: Cent. Elect. Labels: 8E0-907-279-8EC.lbl
    Part No: 8E0 907 279 M
    Component: int. Lastmodul ECE 0907
    Coding: 10001
    Shop #: WSC 06335
    VCID: 3C7D2A292C70869

    No fault code found.

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    Address 15: Airbags Labels: 8E0-959-655-94.lbl
    Part No SW: 8E0 959 655 G HW: 8E0 959 655 G
    Component: Airbag 9.41 H12 3730
    Revision: 91H12373 Serial number: 0036M0G2GCRI
    Coding: 0031612
    Shop #: WSC 06335 000 00000
    VCID: 3B7F29357A7E811

    No fault code found.

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    Address 16: Steering wheel Labels: 8E0-953-549.lbl
    Part No: 8E0 953 549 Q
    Component: Lenksáulenmodul 0701
    Coding: 02002
    Shop #: WSC 06335
    VCID: 41835BDD4B92EB1

    No fault code found.

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    Address 17: Instruments Labels: 8E0-920-9xx-8EC.lbl
    Part No SW: 8E0 920 951 E HW: 8E0 920 951 E
    Component: KOMBI+WFS 4 H14 0110
    Revision: 0110 Serial number: 00000000000000
    Coding: 0006401
    Shop #: WSC 00047 210 65525
    VCID: 2C5D1A698C10169

    No fault code found.

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    Address 45: Inter. Monitor Labels: 8E0-951-177.lbl
    Part No: 8E0 951 177
    Component: Innenraumueberw. 0804
    Coding: 00001
    Shop #: WSC 00000
    VCID: EBDF5975999E511

    No fault code found.

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    Address 46: Central Conv. Labels: 8E0-959-433-MAX.lbl
    Part No: 8E0 959 433 CH
    Component: Komfortgerát T3B 4135
    Coding: 07151
    Shop #: WSC 06335
    VCID: 79F3F33D63C2731

    Subsystem 1 - Part No: 8E2959802F
    Component: Tõrsteuer.FS BRM 0606

    Subsystem 2 - Part No: 8E2959801F
    Component: Tõrsteuer.BF BRM 0606

    Subsystem 3 - Part No: 8E0959801E
    Component: Tõrsteuer.HL BRM 0606

    Subsystem 4 - Part No: 8E0959802E
    Component: Tõrsteuer.HR BRM 0606

    No fault code found.

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    Address 56: Radio Labels: 8E0-035-1xx-56.lbl
    Part No: 8E0 035 186 AA
    Component: concert II GRO 0004
    Coding: 01005
    Shop #: WSC 06335
    VCID: 66C9A841027CEC9

    No fault code found.

    End ---------------------------------------------------------------------


    nothing jumps out to me.

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    Not mount then.

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    CV Joint, tracking rod, ARB, bushes? no codes so must be mechanical. Try banging the lower engine covers a bit see if it makes the same noise.

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    To be honest a few people have said bushes, but its too hard to tell. The noise is definitely metal to metal.

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    Gonna have to get the wheel and arch cover out to check the bushes. Id definitely check these if youve had a second opinion on the track rods etc.

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    Dont rule the engine mounts out just because they are not throwing a code.

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    It doesnt sound like an engine mount if you know what i mean, i could have put money down on it being an upper arm, but its definitely not. Its going to a local VW/Audi specialist next thursday so im hoping they can find it as its driving me mad.

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    I know what you mean had the same on my previous tdi 140 and i was back and forth from garage checked everything ...it sounded like a rattle when on uneaven road passenger side.?? coudnt find it mechanic said wait till it gets louder then come back
    Torque the Torque

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    Nearside front knocking

    So did you ever find it?

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    No but sounds exact symptoms I had
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    Nearside front knocking

    . The car drives so smoothly as well, it's just this that's annoying the hell out of me!

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    Nearside front knocking

    Well the car has been at an audi specialist today and even though they can hear the knocking they couldnt find anything on inspection. Great!!

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    i had the same symptoms too, and ended up swapping out the control arm upper and lower inner bushes with superpro poly jobs.. not cheap, but sorted the issue!

    Audi A4/S4/RS4 B5/B6/B7 Polyurethane Suspension Bushes | SuperPro Europe Ltd.

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    Nearside front knocking

    Cheers goose, may wait till Xmas is over and change them.

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    hi.
    i had exactly the same symptons on my s3. about five different places looked at it and found nothing.
    i changed the arb drop links yesterday and it has solved it. i have inspected the old units, and there in no play in them at all. but has definatly fixed the problem.

    hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbos View Post
    Cheers goose, may wait till Xmas is over and change them.
    Plus, i'm not sure if it's in my head or not, but seems to feel more direct when turning-in... less vague. now feels sort of like my old Mk4 R32

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    Nearside front knocking

    Mines there when there is less load on that wheel.

 

 

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