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Strange noise at low speeds and when idling... please help.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by matt_s3, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. matt_s3
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    [Jun 10, 2010]
    Hi, I have recently noticed a strange noise coming from my S3.

    When the car is ticking over and you give it a slight rev there is a noise which i can only describe as a siren noise, also when you plod on slowly and change from 1st to 2nd gear and then 2nd to 3rd its also noticeable.
    When the car is slowing down you can hear it pretty bad too

    I have recently noticed tiny bits of oil on my drive which could be coming from the gearbox, is this related to the noise? Would the gearbox make a sound when revving even if not in gear?

    It could possibly be something minor and relatively easy to repair (fingers and toes crossed) but who knows...

    I dont think it is the turbo as mine is fairly new.

    Any response would be so appreciated.

    Matt
    matthew_evans1984@hotmail.com
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    5ean S3 Owner VCDS Map User

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    [Jun 10, 2010]
    When you say siren, do you perhaps mean more a whine? I've been getting the same recently and thought i could be a belt or something..
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    Yes, it is a whinning noise. Have you any thoughts which belt it could be.

    It could be soo many things wrong its hard to distinguish what it is.
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    I would stick with the other thread you replied to mate, they seem to be on the right track there...
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