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A3 TDI Quattro riding high

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by doublem_1, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. doublem_1
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    [Sep 7, 2010]
    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?
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    [Sep 7, 2010]
    £1 bet says broken spring
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    yep my moneys on a broken spring aswell
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    Ok, thanks guys, I'll have a good looksie in a min. Bet its expensive to put right...
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    Ok, just had a look and there is no broken spring on the rear at all...
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    [Sep 7, 2010]
    Fat person in the back sat on the passenger side?
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    [Sep 7, 2010]
    must be a spring, nothing else determins ride height. jack it up and (and support it with an axle stand) have a look/feel?
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    [Sep 7, 2010]
    could be a failed damper...?

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

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    [Sep 8, 2010]
    as murran says... its teh spring that determins the height, not the damper
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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
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    so the a/roll bar droplinks, which are a classic to split, couldn't be an option?
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    [Sep 10, 2010]
    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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