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Very noisy on idle

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ian_tdi, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Ian_tdi
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    Ok so just recently i have noticed that on start up and idle my 2.0 tdi sport is very noisy. I have searched and found one post from an s3 owner with the same problem and some one asked if the sound came from the alternator pulley/tensioner area which it seems like mine does. What does this mean? Does it need tightening or the belt / tensioner replacing?

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    Anyone?
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    they seam to be a problem area on a3's so it would prob have to be replaced
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    Hmm bugger! Anyone know how much this is going to cost me to get fixed?
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    not sure soz mate , i would have a garage look at it first tho to make sure what it is before you buy anything
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    Yes indeed, wise words! If this is a problem on a3's then I'm suprised no one on here has needed to have it done and therefore would know how much it costs?!
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    im very supprised no one has said any sort of price either buddy
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    Get that seen to asap mine lead to a change of engine due to the tensioner pulley snapping and alternator belt lodging itself in the cambelt area :( fortunately sorted by warranty. It really can't be that expensive tbf.
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    Does the noise change if you engage the clutch and put it in gear? leave the clutch depressed.


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    The noise only changes when there are any revs added to idle. Thanks for the advice guys!
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    if there is any noise like that its the dmf
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