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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by StrmsekS3, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. StrmsekS3
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    [Dec 10, 2012]
    hi again been a while but knew id be back! 2002 S3

    had MOT done and got a cpl of advisories, along with a few aqueeks and rattles id like to sort over xmas
    just needing to decificer the mot to make sure i get right bits

    offside/nearside rear trailing arm rubber bush deterioated but not resulting in excessive movement
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    front offside inner bush anti roll bar has slight play in bush/pin

    ive read a fair bit on here about the trailing arms and understand the bush to be the one where the arm meets the car (also known to squeek before breaking the arms) any know part numbers or names (for ebay)
    as i have a squeek coming from rear when i get in and out im guessing this could be the cause???

    as for the anti roll bar, which bush are the describing? one holding the bar to car?

    i also have a very very low whine and a knocking noise coming from front, whine when i drive and knocking is from turning im thinking passenger wheel bearing?? difficult to do? last one i did was on a focus was a doodle!

    iam away from home so would like to get bits ordered before i get back

    cheers lads all appricated as usal!
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    [Dec 10, 2012]
    Providing the tester didn't mark it down wrong the anti roll bar advisory is for the d bush.

    As you said the trailing arm bush is the one you said.

    I just did my wheel bearings and were easy enough although I had to use acetylene to get the old casing off of the hub but hopefully yours won't be that bad.
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    No the trailing arms arn't the ones that break, that's the tie bars. The tie bar bushes are cheap and easy, the trailing arm bushes are not so. I would go for poly bushing either way
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    As above... Trailing arms are the ones that get overlooked...
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    Cheers lads, confused even more now! anyone send me a link to the bush or a photo? trying to figuire out whats what!
    think these bushes could be the cause of the squeek??
    also which ones on the front? trying to think without being under the car isnt easy

    cheers
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    I'm quite limited on my phone, but this might help if you haven't seen this : http://www.powerflex.co.uk/products/S3 Mk1 Typ 8L 4WD (1999-2003)-602/1.html

    The trailing arm bushes are number 4. You will find that due to the age of these vehicles, they will mostly be past their best. My previous s3 felt great after replacing these. Bit of a ******* job - hence why I got my mechanic to do it ;)
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    Cheers yeah i found that thread, looks like thats the bush i need to do, wonder if it might cure my squeeks!

    dunno if i can be bothered doing it myself might get the bits and see about getting it done

    as always great help on here thanks
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