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Rear end rattle

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3joe, Jun 3, 2012.

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    Hi guys i ahve got a rattle from the rear end n/s and its puzleing me its not the heat sheild on the exhaust or the rear back box and i am getting to the end of the options with it. Thanks joe
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    My rear exhast braket broke of might be that,mayby the little clip that holds the handbrake cable,rear disc sheild,loose rear pad caliper sticking?,best to get a free exhaust check from say qwik-fit then just have a look underneath,might be simple.
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    funny you should say that i am getting a knock when i am putting my foot on the brakes from the same side i was goin to have a look today but the weather no chance
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    When my top rear arm, snapped that rattled, but the car drove pretty normal. may be worth a check.
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    yer it might as its only doin it over bumps when goin slow but i dont have the windows open when goin any quicker than 20mph
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    My tie arm sounded like a wheel nut had come off and was ratteling around under the centre cap. does it sound like that?
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    yes it does to be honest any pics
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    Here we go mate. Just whip the rear wheel off you will know straight away.

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    Nice one I'll have a look at that today.
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    It's not that I'll have to get it in a ramp now and have a look.
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    My rattling was the rear brake pads, hadn't been fitted properly with the shims, you'll ony notice them start to rattle though once they've worn down a fair bit. It can be quite common.

    It was a horrendous noise on the outside, I though it was the exhaust.
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    That might be worth a look as they were new when I got the car.
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    worth checking mate, it really is suprising how much of a noise they can make.
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    Well I think it is them as it was doing it today and put the handbrake on and it stopped so new pads I think.
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