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S3 Suspension noise

bdavbdav Sep 10, 2011

  1. bdavbdav

    bdavbdav Member

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    Hey,

    Just picked up an S3 with about 600 miles on it a couple of weeks ago - 2 tiny things I've picked up on that worry me slightly - over speed bumps etc theres a noise i can hear off the front suspension - almost like theres something a bit bigger than a leaf stuck in it brushing up against rough bodywork inside the wheel well.

    Also, when turning either way, I can feel the slightest vibration through the footrest - nothing when going straight, and like I say it is only just perceivable.

    Should I be worried about either of these?

    Cheers,

    Ben
     
  2. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    Like a "squish" noise going over ramps - this is normal.

    Don't know what the second issue could be - get under the car and check for wear but if it has warrenty then get it into Audi
     
  3. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Check your tyres, sounds like one could be a bit out of shape. I had that vibration when not straight after i hit a pot hole and when i jacked the car up and span the wheels i had bent the reinforcing wire in the tyre. Check the pressures too
     
  4. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    I dont know how old your car is ben, but worn top mounts on the front suspension legs can make those noises...
     
  5. bdavbdav

    bdavbdav Member

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    Brand new effectively - Its very subtle though - I can only hear it with windows down and radio off!
     
  6. bagey

    bagey aud you do !

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    is it just one side ? if so try changing wheels round as im having the same kind of problem and it seems to be an alloy/ tyre issue as the noise has switched sides now
     
  7. Ads

    Ads License to drive

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    The brushing noise when going over bumps I don't think is "normal".
    I know exactly the noise you are talking about... sort of a sandpaper scrape noise?

    My first A3 did it, but my second one didn't.

    I don't know what the cause was though because I sold the car, but it never got any worse, just stayed the same.

    Sorry, not very helpful, but just to let you know it's not a feature of all 8Ps.
     
  8. bdavbdav

    bdavbdav Member

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    Yeah that sounds like it - it's not a nasty noise as such, just seems like it probably shouldn't be there.

    I've tried bouncing on both sides at the front and can't recreate it when static - is there anything which could possibly rub on the wheels to check?
     

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