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Graunching noise from front suspension

BigD289 Jan 16, 2014

  1. BigD289

    BigD289 Member

    Our car seems to have developed a graunching noise from the front suspension when you go over speed humps/sleeping policeman. This never used to happen which is starting to make me think there is something wrong with the suspension.

    Has anyone else experienced this???
  2. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

    Get it checked by Audi, I had a whirring noise and ended up being a broken bearing... until my dad owned up to the fact that he smashed (well hit the curb exiting) the car on a roundabout ...

    Dunno who drives your car but if someone else drives it they could have well done the same.
  3. karlabdool

    karlabdool Member

    Do you have stronic?
  4. BigD289

    BigD289 Member

    Its a manual, no S-tronic
  5. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3

    Have EXACTLY the same with mine. Sometimes it does it, sometimes not. Speed and the bump in question makes no difference. Only ever does it over speed bumps, nowhere else.

    Has been looked at by the dealer but they couldn't reproduce it nor find anything wrong. The fact yours does it too suggests maybe it's a design issue or a bad batch of dampers or something?
  6. BigD289

    BigD289 Member

    That is very interesting. Its is the same here, only over speed humps and only when I first drive the car. (it wasn't doing it yesterday afternoon no matter how many speed humps I drove over). Maybe it is related to the dampers not functioning properly until that warm up a bit.

    We're booked to go into the dealer in a few weeks, might try to record the noise so I have something to show them!
  7. M_D_O_London

    M_D_O_London Active Member

    The sound you describe seems to be exactly the same issue I had intermittently on my 2010 MkVI Golf GT. Didn't happen all the time but when it did, it was noticeable. At one point I thought it may have just ben down to the springs / dampers creaking when cold - but it wasn't, (noise was coming mainly from front passenger side wheel arch). Dealer wasn't able to diagnose any issue either. It didn't affect performance in any way, but was slightly annoying when it did occur.
  8. mjc

    mjc Member

    Interesting, I have this too, as others have said, sometimes yes, sometimes no (even on the same speed table). Appears to me like front drivers side only. I thought it may have been a bit of loose trim, had a quick look underneath and nothing appears out of place.

    Will keep and eye on what others report.
  9. BigD289

    BigD289 Member

    Well I dropped our car in at the dealer and.... they didn't find anything.... I think it is related to the dampers. It only seems to happen when the car is cold, not after you have been driving for a bit.

    Will keep an eye on it to see if it gets worse.

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