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"macpherson struts loose" and how to fix them?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by leshkin, May 31, 2009.

  1. leshkin
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    leshkin Speeding in reverse gear VCDS Map User

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    [May 31, 2009]
    Had my MOT done not long ago and the only advisory on it was front "macpherson struts loose".

    Now, I know macpherson strut suspension is the type of the suspension used on our cars, but can't really figure out exactly which part is loose in the assembly.

    My guess is that it's the wishbone, but wanted to seek opinions here as to what the mechanic meant before the car goes in for repairs.
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    i would have thought its it referring to you top mount / bearing :thumbsup:

    but thats only my guess, could be the ball joint as that on the other end also but thats really connected to the hub carrier??
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    if it were ball Joints it'd have almost certainly failled the MOT.

    A few years ago I had a bit of play in my top mounts found at the MOT, they just tightened them up a tad and they were fine for another year.
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