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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Lee172, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Lee172
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    Lee172 GT3071

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    [Oct 14, 2010]
    I have a creaking noise coming from the left front side, it sounds like a cv joint going but its not only when im moving. It will do it if im stationary turning the steering wheel. Also it feels very loose over that side, if i go over a bump it will turn my steering slightly. The other thing i have noticed is that the steering has slight play in it but only if i turn sharply left . Does anyone know where i should look first? Thanks. Lee.
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    [Oct 14, 2010]
    i would look at the track rod end, get someone to rock your steering and feel the ball joint to see if there is play in it
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    [Oct 14, 2010]
    ^^ Agree or bottom ball joint on the hub.
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    leshkin Speeding in reverse gear VCDS Map User

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    [Oct 14, 2010]
    Could be a spring. A mate with a TT had some nasty noises like that and it turned out that one of the front springs snapped.
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    [Oct 14, 2010]
    One of the springs have proberly snapped on the 'Pigtails' at the top or bottom. Common probelm on the VAG stuff.
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