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A3 TDI Quattro riding high

doublem_1 Sep 7, 2010

  1. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    Hi,

    Sorry for all the posts regarding my car lol.. I cant help but notice that the rear passenger side of the car seems to sit higher that the drivers side. Not a huge amount, but a noticeable amount. Any ideas what the problem could be?
     
  2. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    £1 bet says broken spring
     
  3. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    yep my moneys on a broken spring aswell
     
  4. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    Ok, thanks guys, I'll have a good looksie in a min. Bet its expensive to put right...
     
  5. doublem_1

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    Ok, just had a look and there is no broken spring on the rear at all...
     
  6. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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    Fat person in the back sat on the passenger side?
     
  7. murran

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    must be a spring, nothing else determins ride height. jack it up and (and support it with an axle stand) have a look/feel?
     
  8. jimmp

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    could be a failed damper...?

    Are your shocks original? How about anti-roll bar drop links...?

    JimP
     
  9. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    as murran says... its teh spring that determins the height, not the damper
     
  10. b1gdave83

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    May sound silly but how much buy? do you have a full tank of fuel in there? check the spring on the other side
     
  11. jimmp

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    so the a/roll bar droplinks, which are a classic to split, couldn't be an option?
     
  12. doublem_1

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to get under there soon and have a proper look around. To give you an impression of how much (I do have small hands though lol) i can fit, snug, 2 fingers horizontally between the top of the wheel and bottom of the arch on the drivers side (and the front two wheels). But 3 fingers on the passenger side rear.
     

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