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REAR Knocking sound!!! HELP

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Peterhendo, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Peterhendo
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    Ok 1st full day of owning my 57 plate 2008 shape 3 door 1.6sport i noticed when going over any bumps in the road or speed bumps the rear of the car would make a knocking sound someone said it could be the stone guards i havent a clue about cars i managed to get my head under the car i saw the 2 guards and they move up and down with very little force is this the problem? Thanks guys
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    I would have said a broken spring at the back
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    Most likely the stone guard, which are just plastic and clipped to the rear suspension arms. Check if they're loose, if they are just pull them off!
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    I'd say stone guards,I've had to take mine off
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    if the sound has some compression noise with it change the rear trailing arm bushes. That fixed mine.
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