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Knocking felt through pedals after Camblet Change..

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jm-baker, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. jm-baker
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    [Nov 7, 2007]
    Just had cambelt and waterpump done by local specialist.

    I have noticed that there is a knocking present when engaging / dis-engaging the clutch, it cannot be heard, but simply felt through the pedals (any of them).

    Iv had a quick look, cant see anything obvious, dog mount looks secure.

    It didnt do this before it went in for the work.

    Any ideas? Anyone had a similar symptom before? before i take it back to them when i get a chance..

    Also when on tickover, if i open the door and blip the throttle quickly i can hear a clank / knock. its not too lound but can be heard from sitting in the car with the door open, seems like a dog mount problem to me?
    (it had this symptom before i could feel the knocking through the pedals, so i doubt they are directly linked).

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    [Nov 7, 2007]
    Just had my cambelt etc done on my 2000 S3, had a phone call off the garage to let me know that when they toook the rear engine mount off ( a requirement of the job I assume) it was pretty much seized so was in need of replacing.

    If yours was in a similar state and hasn't been renewed then it may be causing the engine to move backwords when driving and through gear changes.
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    [Nov 10, 2007]
    I took the car in yesterday, and they couldnt find any problems with it.

    So they asked me to take them out in it and see if its doing it, and sure enough, it wasn't any where near as noticable.

    However 10 mins after i left, after a few hard acceleration's (maybe it loosend up a bit), it was knocking throught the pedals again.

    I removed the rear engine mount today, and it seems in OK condition. Removed the rubbers and they are in good share.

    Maybe its not a engine mount, but i can replicate the problem when parked, in 1st gear, foot on foot brake, take the bite and dis-engage the clutch quickly and i feel the knock through the pedals, which is what makes me think its something to do with the engine movement!

    Any ideas ! ?

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