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Strange noises after driving through a lot of slush & snow

Fireyjack Feb 20, 2011

  1. Fireyjack

    Fireyjack Member

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    Went out yesterday looking for snow in my A4 2005 2.0t quattro. Some roads were very wet, some very slushy and at times a good 8" deep in snow.

    Was having great fun until the car started making horrible noises - coming from beneath the car.
    It sounds like the sizzling water along with some very loud ' between radio station' noises. It was quite concerning! Even driving home along a main road - it continued to make the noises - but gradually faded as I neared home.

    The noise was present whether freewheeling or accelarating, even at 10mph it was there.
    When I stopped the car, the noise went - even when I reved the engine..

    Today I've been out and there is a noise of chunning snow when I travel above 35mph. It's quite a loud noise and comes from beneath the car on the passenger side.

    I'm thinking either the quattro drive system or the long-life stainless steel exhaust system I have?
    Any ideas what this problem is?

    Thanks,

    Tim.
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    jack iy up and have a quick look
     
  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    It's possible snow is building up between the engine under-tray and the sump.
     
  4. Fireyjack

    Fireyjack Member

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    Thanks. Had a good look under the car and there is some plastic covers hanging down.

    Will get into garage tomorrow & hopefully no other damage has been caused.

    Tim.
     

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