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2008 TT Quattro Rear Differential Failure

FranXTT Jan 28, 2012

  1. FranXTT

    FranXTT New Member

    Last week I took my MKII back to the dealer for the scheduled 75,000 mile service, just like I do whenever the service indicator tells me to. This particular service is a major one that cost over $700 and included replacing the Haldex fluid.

    Today on my way to work, as I was slowy accelerating in a straight line away from a traffic light, on a dry day, I heard a loud bang, like I'd been rear ended. The rear tires locked up and were dragging and I immediately pulled over.

    Long story short, the rear differential cracked and was leaking oil. This was the result.


    The dealer says the service is completely unrelated and it will cost me about $6,800 to fix it!

    After finding the TSB warning that the final drive and Haldex each have their own drain and fill plugs, I'm wondering if there was no oil in the Haldex, could running it dry for about 200 miles have been about the right amount of time before it generated enough heat and seized up?

    I like the dealer and don't want to accuse them of something they didn't do, but want to find out as much as possible.

    An indenpendent analysis & investigation has been suggested, which might be a good idea before blindlly paying $6,800 for a repair that I don't believe is typical or reasonable for a properly maintained Audi that is in otherwise excellent condition.

    Any ideas or previous experience with something this catastrophic?
  2. AARON77

    AARON77 Well-Known Member

    That's terrible hope you get to the bottom of this

    If you need, I have a rear diff from a 2009 s3 that has only covered 9k not sure if it's compatible but I'm I can get you some part numbers if you want
    It's for sale
    So pls pm if this is of any help
  3. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

    I guess he is in the States or Aus with $ signs in front of the values...

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