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a3 rear suspension big banging noise when going over potholes

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jellyfishpants, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. jellyfishpants
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    [Jul 23, 2011]
    hi everyone,rear big banging noise when i go over potholes or road humps,changed shockers helped a bit but loud banging noise still,any ideas,thanx in anticipation.
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    [Jul 23, 2011]
    may sound like a stupid question. have you checked its nothing in the boot/make sure the spare wheel is tight with no movement
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    [Jul 23, 2011]
    If shocks,top mounts and springs ok its bound to be your rear beam/axle bushes these cause knocking noises when past it....as i presume you have a 2wd A3
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    [Aug 2, 2011]
    Hi,

    I purchased an '06 A3 8 weeks ago and a rattling sound has developed within the last week. It is coming from the rear offside quarter and sounds like a rack of plates rattling under the rear seats.

    I'm a little alarmed as it only has 26k on the clock but it has a warranty. It's going back to audi on Thursday to be identified, I'll update with diagnosis once I hear; I'm curious to know if its a similar issue.

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    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    [Aug 2, 2011]
    You need the 8P section this part of the forum is for the older mk1 A3s AKA 8L
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    [Aug 21, 2011]
    hi jellyfishpants, i also have this same problem and was thinking of fitting a coilover kit? Could you tell me if it was your rear axle bushes
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