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AUDI A3 Quattro VIBRATION NOISE HELP

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Myles Davies, May 26, 2011.

  1. Myles Davies
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    Myles Davies New Member

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    [May 26, 2011]
    Hi everyone

    I would appreciate some help with this very annoying issue.

    2006 Audi A3 2.0 tdi Quattro s line

    Between 70 and 80 mph i get a very deep vibration noise through the car. It goes away after 80 and does not come in at low speeds. No vibration through steering wheel. Its just a very deep bassy resonating noise which you can feel.

    I have been to vag audi specialists they cannot find the fault. Awsome GTI manchester have checked the car.

    Done all the usual balanced wheels etc. I even bought a brand new set of alloys with new tyres and re-bal still no joy.

    Has any one else come across this issue, or could point me in the right direction im trying to avoid main dealer.

    Myles - if any one can help genuine i will quite happy send a full crate of beer lol.
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    [May 26, 2011]
    There was a thread about a similar problem which suggested that it could be the propshaft rubber donut causing the issue, do a search of look for some old posts.
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    [May 26, 2011]
    Was going to suggest the same as Robin, seen similar symptoms mentioned a few times and it's been the propshaft support.
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    [May 26, 2011]
    Ok thanks for that guy i will mention that to the garage tomorrow. Like you both said there are quite a few threads with similar issues. Also been advised to check.

    Damper at rear diff
    propshaft
    bal of prop shaft
    haldex coupling
    centre bearing alignment

    I will keep you posted on the outcome.
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    [May 27, 2011]
    the damper and the haldex coupling are the same thing.
    thats more than likely the cause, it was on mine.
    £260 for parts and an hours labour.
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    [Jul 27, 2011]
    Problem solved rear haldex coupling and centre bearing issue. Thanks guys for your help. Nathan at Tameside Volkswagen & Audi, AshtonUnder Lyne. well recommended. Honest and fixed for a good price.
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    [May 4, 2013]
    I know this is rather an old thread. But a friend of mine also is experiencing the exact same problems. Our local audi dealer refuses to say if the donut can be replaced seperately although it appears as if it can. Where did you order your parts from??
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    [May 18, 2013]
    I got mine from Highland Audi in Inverness.
    Buy the mounting bolts too, makes the job so much easier for the sake of £10.
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