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Rear shock noise and fustration!

cj.dub May 22, 2013

  1. cj.dub

    cj.dub Member Team V6 Audi A3 Team Avus Silver

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    3.2 quatrro sport. 53 plate

    Hi guys, I beleive to have the 'rubber ball in a plastic bottle' noise coming from my rear shocks. I have had brand new oem shocks fitted today. However the noise still remains. I have now read in a different post that 'modified shocks' were made my audi to fix this problem. Have I just wasted money on brand new unmodifed shocks? Surely post 2005 cars had the modified version, or did the set-up change in 2005? are the shocker part numbers the same for a 53plate and a 07 plate as an example? Please help!
     
  2. JPK

    JPK Active Member

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    Are you sure the noise is from the shocks? Badly worn rear trailing arm bushes can cause all kinds of noises.
     
  3. Jonathaan

    Jonathaan Quattro

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    On top of the damper there is a little nut, if this is to come loose (which it has with mine) it will allow a little float on the damper which nocks when ever i go over a bump. Just a thought,

    Jonny
     
  4. cj.dub

    cj.dub Member Team V6 Audi A3 Team Avus Silver

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    Here is an update.

    yesterday, I removed the shocks completly and drove a couple of miles, the noise remains. Today I am going to remove the coil springs and check for breakage. also I will remove the arb and test drive it without out that.
     

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