1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Newbie :)

IOM-S3 Jul 15, 2010

  1. IOM-S3

    IOM-S3 Member

    119
    2
    18
    Hi Guys,

    I am new to audis and have just bought a 2001 s3 210hp. i have a few issues which i want to try and resolve.

    When going over bumps etc there is a rattle from the rear of the car, sounds like it is in the boot?

    Also when going over bumps a metallic kind of noise seems to be coming from around the rear wheel area?

    any ideas what these could be, thanks in advance peeps

    lee
     
  2. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    10,696
    126
    38
    Hello mate, and welcome.

    I had this on my S3 also, and turned out to be a shot rear shock absorber had broken away from it's bush and was just flapping in the wind basically.

    However, it's hard to diagnose what your noise is as it may be a few things to be honest.... get under there and have a look and see whats going on.
     
  3. IOM-S3

    IOM-S3 Member

    119
    2
    18
    Thanks mate i will do, are there any main common faults with them underneath at all? like arb bushes etc?

    thanks
     
  4. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    10,696
    126
    38
    It's general wear and tear stuff to be honest. The backs are normally pretty good in my experience.... If something is clanging and knocking, it should be relatively easy to spot. Get a pry bar in there and have a wiggle around.
     
  5. IOM-S3

    IOM-S3 Member

    119
    2
    18
    thanks for the help matey, i will have a look and let you know :) cheers
     
  6. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    10,696
    126
    38
    No worries.
     
  7. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

    1,386
    41
    48
    Welcome dude n congrats on your purchase.

    The rattling could also be the cat shield which is pretty common.
     

Share This Page