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Identify that Whine?

Banjo789 Nov 12, 2013

  1. Banjo789

    Banjo789 New Member

    For the last couple of week the car (S3) has developed an intermittent whine from what sounds like the back left hand side of the car.
    • The whine is only present at speeds above 40mph, and gets louder the faster I go - This happens the majority of the time.
    • Some of the time the whine is only audible (40mph+) when I slightly depress the throttle - and will disappear again with my foot off the accelerator.
    • The minority of the time can't here a thing.
    • When it's whining, weaving side to side makes no difference to the sound.
    • Swapping the tyres front to back has made no difference.

    I don't need a stereo anymore as I'm driving around with the volume on mute listening out for this fecking noise to see if its getting worse.

    My thoughts were:

    1. Driveshaft
    2. wheel bearings
    3. sticking caliper - but I've got no vibration through the pedal.
    4. Please don't let it be the Diff!

    Any ideas guys?
  2. Sidhu88

    Sidhu88 Active Member

    Sorry mate, ill get the chains back on her... duno how she escaped.
  3. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

    i also have this, but can only hear between around 55-67 mph and its coming from front passenger side.

    But i have a bolt missing from that wheel and i think the bearing have screwed up tbh. lol.

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