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Loud clanging noise ??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jiffi77, Jul 25, 2008.

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    Hi, my A3 1.8T has started making a loud clanging noise, often does it going over bumps (but not all the time) I think it could exhaust related, has anyone else had similar issue's with exhausts ??
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    Its probably the middle bracket broken. The bracket goes under the exhaust and has two small weld points which break, then when you go over a bump the exhaust lifts and then comes down onto the bracket making a clanging noise. I used a large jubilee clip to hold the whole lot together.

    Been like it for 3 years and still working fine
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    it could be the arb bushes. or suspension parts

    does it come from the front or rear?
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    Sounds like it's coming from the middle of the car, doesn't happen over all bumps and sometimes seemws kind of RPM related which is why I thought possibly exhaust.......could just be wishful thinking on my behalf though.
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    Is it a clang or a knock?

    If its the middle exhuast bracket then its fairly easy to check, just get under the car and have a look.
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    A clang, sounds like someone hitting a couple of pot-pans together.
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