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Creaking noise from front end

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ilim, Dec 20, 2012.

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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    I've recently been getting a creaking/squeaking noise from the front end of the car when going over speed bumps. This only happens at speed bumps. Sounds like its might be coming from the top of the strut on both sides.
    The car is lowered on H&R springs and has H&R front and rear ARBs. Has anyone experienced this before. The car has only done 5k miles so I'm assuming the dampers won't have packed in yet.



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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    Check the steering rack, it's quite common on the A3 for this to happen when they're lowered.
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    checked the steering rack, just happens on speed bumps on both sides. Was thinking maybe the drop links?
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    [Dec 21, 2012]
    How long have the springs been fitted? I have this on the rear after having a h&r cup kit fitted a couple of weeks ago. Been told the springs still need to settle. Would've thought two weeks would be enough time.
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    [Dec 22, 2012]

    Hey dude, I've had them fitted for ages, on my current s3 and previous s3. They are getting checked on Monday, my bets on the front Anti roll bars.

    Who installed your H&R cup kit?
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    [Dec 22, 2012]
    AmD in Woking. Already been back and they have greased things up back there but still noisy.
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    [Dec 22, 2012]
    Have you checked the condition of the bushes? If these are worn they could be making a squeak/creek noise when going up or down speed bumps.
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