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Ticking Noise

johnnyddaman Oct 8, 2009

  1. johnnyddaman

    johnnyddaman New Member

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    Hi

    I have an S3 which has developed a ticking noise which is heard most prominently at, erm, tickover.

    Speeds up and slows down with the engine revs.

    Anyone know what this would be?

    Ta

    H
     
  2. wibble111

    wibble111 needs to scratch the itch

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    Charcoal filter maybe??
     
  3. rossbrownlee

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    lift the bonnet and have a listen around the offside near the front, between the screenwash bottle and the engine coolant bottle.

    remove the offside plastic cover (one phillips screw at the rear i think) and nestled between screenwash, coolant and power steering fluid bottles is a black box with a wiring connector on top. when i checked mine i could feel it clicking as well as hear it.

    If that is where the noise is it is most likely from the charcoal filter, apparently a little solenoid there. I had it into see the audi mechanic when i heard it, turns out it wasn't a fault. you basically just have to live with it.
     
  4. johnnyddaman

    johnnyddaman New Member

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    Ha ok. I don't have the car the mo, mum's borrowing it :redface:
    Will check later in the week and get back to you.

    What's a charcoal filter anyway? I thought I had an INTERNAL combustion engine?!
     

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