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Annoying Knocking

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by landopanda, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. landopanda
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    I have a very annoying knocking sound coming from my car, it happens mostly when im going round corners about 20-40mph. Its most noticable on roundabouts, mainly turning right. Almost sounds like more of a rubbing knock, Im fairly sure its from the rear left.
    Does anyone have any ideas????
    Its an S3 on standard suspension standard wheels.
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Antiroll bar bushes I reckon.
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    Had a new roll bar and bushes on the front a couple of months ago, that was a very different knocking to this one.
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    Broken spring ,
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    wheel bearing?
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    Nope, checked the springs, isnt a wheel bearing more of a constant whining? This sound is not constant.
    What would the rear arb sound like, and how would I know if the bushes were worn?
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    If you jack your car up and grab the rear wheel, give it a good shake side to side and up and down and see if you feel any excess play or clunking.
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    Doesnt really clunk or anything.
    Is there anything else it could be? .... anyone?
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    Went into my local garage, and they think it is either the C.V joint or the driveshaft. Neither sound good. How would one know if it is either of these?
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    Check for play in the drive shaft.
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