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S3 on full lock

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nig63, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. nig63
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    Have noticed mine sort of clunks its way around when on full lock can some one check to see if their's the same or is this not right .
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    Doesn't sound right to me. Do you mean a clunking sound or what?
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    yep there is a clunking sound plus a kind of jump/skip .
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    I'd check all wheel area bushes and CV Joint for cause.
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    I will get it booked in at the local dealers see what they say .
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    There have been a few reported failed steering racks on S3s.
    Sounds like yours might have the same problem.
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    That sounds nasty . I will have a search and see what i kind find out . thanks
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    I had a similar thing, jumping wheel and clunk, it just needed a new wheel bearing, so don't jump to the conclusion that it's the steering rack.
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    Have you just noticed it since the bad weather? Mine does it on ice but it fine normally, I had a new rack under warranty last week and mine did it earlier leaving the birds house, but there was ice and sludge on the road.
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    yes only since the bad weather has been around . Booked in today for them to have a look so will find out .
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    My 3.2 used to do that but its stopped now. Only did it going backwards out of a parking spot ..
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    Mine also does this since the snow and ice has been around..... I think its normal.... and its only on full lock!

    MY S4 used to do a similar thing....
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    No conclusion jumping here, just a constructive suggestion as the OP didnt mention anything about a problem in motion and under load.
    The main thing is that the car is under warranty.

    Valid point though.

    Cheers
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    OK thanks for all the help the dealers said its normal so all good .
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    when does a dealer not say that if there isn't bellowing smoke and a dashboard full of lights!
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    They reckoned my creaking rack was `dry top` mounts.

    Now Ive noticed a `knock` it is going back for more checking.

    2nd opinion might be useful. Its what I will be doing if Im told that its `normal` again.

    cheers
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    Phil_T Revo Stage 2+ Audi S3

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    Mines the same & its a 59 reg
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