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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Adam-D, Aug 6, 2008.

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    need a lil help...

    my 1997 avant sohc v6.

    i head a creak a week ago, was unsure what it was.

    so just now when reversing it creaked and i can make it do it.

    more so as i got out and pressed down on the passenger side wing and it creaks.

    what could it be, the suspension seems more complex than i am used to fixing.

    any ideas?
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    Could be anything but I had that and it was a broken spring
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    if i press down on the wing or pull up it does it.

    im getting a shock and spring kit for it, but could it be anything else? it has done 76k if im fitting a kit if there is anything else i can change while im there,,,..
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    creak? no clunk? could be something as simple as a spring seat or a creaky bush.
    any other symptoms
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    no it just creaks. no knocks
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    That will probably be one of the arm bushes, locating which one is not easy tho as there are loads in there
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

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    if ones creaking then they're likely all well past their best.

    If you can afford it, replace them all.
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    wasn't there a kit of them you can buy? with the arms and the bushes etc?
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    i bought a kit on ebay for £115 quid with all 8 arms and new droplinks track rod ends and bolts

    Its been fine so far but ive only had it on the car a few months. I dont expect it will last the same length of time that the original audi parts did, but i'd expect it to last a reasonable amount of time
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    i do about 5k a year so, it should last a few years i guess
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