1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Vibration from Front Right Wheel on a Left Turn! Driving me mad! Please Help...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by PhilM81, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. PhilM81
    Offline

    PhilM81 Quattro, bring on the SNOW!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 23, 2012]
    Hi all,

    Can anyone help to diagnose this fault!!? Been to two garages and an Audi main dealer, still no joy.

    When I turn left at ~20MPH+ I get a loud vibration/knocking from the right front wheel. Sounds rotational, and non-metallic.

    Also doenst happen when turning right or straight!?

    Checked wheel arch liner and nothing is touching the wheel on left or right locks. Also there is no play in the wheel to suggest bearings.

    Thought it could be something to do with the anti-roll bar, as it happens on corners when there is a slight roll on the car.

    Seriously this is driving me mad and im not able to enjoy driving.

    Anyone experianced similar or can think of what it could be?

    Car is A3 Sline Quatrro TDI170, 57 plate, 3dr, 18" aftermarket wheels, eibach prokit suspension (happened also before this was fitted).

    Many thanks in advance. Phil.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Nov 26, 2014]

  3. PhilM81
    Offline

    PhilM81 Quattro, bring on the SNOW!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    [May 6, 2012]
    Gutted!

    Replaced front off side drive shaft which includes cv joint, but still vibrating from the right wheel on left turns ???!

    Any techies out there that can help to diagnose??

    Thanks,
    #2
  4. PH1L
    Offline

    PH1L Gievf Buckets VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    39
    [May 6, 2012]
    i woulda put it down to the drive shaft is your car quattro, unlikely but could be vibration though the propshaft may be worth trying it off
    #3
  5. Sliding-R
    Offline

    Sliding-R New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    [May 6, 2012]
    Wheel bearing?

    Jack the car up and feel the suspect wheel for play up and down and side to side.

    Get someone to watch from underneath and see where the slop is if any.
    #4
  6. PH1L
    Offline

    PH1L Gievf Buckets VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    39
    [May 6, 2012]
    he did say there is no play in them though probably worth another check
    #5
  7. PhilM81
    Offline

    PhilM81 Quattro, bring on the SNOW!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    [May 6, 2012]
    Yes it's a Quattro, will try to wriggle test tomorrow! Cheers
    #6
  8. bagey
    Offline

    bagey aud you do !

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    5
    [May 6, 2012]
    have you tried swapping wheels over ? , also just had some work done on car and the engine mount was moved slightly which caused a knocking noise when turning left . hope you get it sorted fella
    #7
  9. PH1L
    Offline

    PH1L Gievf Buckets VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    39
    [May 7, 2012]
    goood idea above let us know how you get on
    #8
  10. PhilM81
    Offline

    PhilM81 Quattro, bring on the SNOW!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    [May 11, 2012]
    Update... Swapped the front wheel for the spare and it still makes the vibration sound!! FFS
    #9
  11. bagey
    Offline

    bagey aud you do !

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    5
    [May 12, 2012]
    dont suppose you can record the noise with anything ? ie phone and upload it onto here ? nothing loose in engine bay ?
    #10
  12. PhilM81
    Offline

    PhilM81 Quattro, bring on the SNOW!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    [May 22, 2012]
    Fixed! Cause was the engine mounts, new ones fitted today and she drives like a dream! ahhhhhhh.
    #11
  13. Dangray
    Offline

    Dangray New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2014
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Sep 28, 2014]
    I think I have the same problem by its only when I turn right , what mounts did you change ?
    #12
  14. leeds2592
    Offline

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,319
    Likes Received:
    194
    [Sep 29, 2014]
    Doubt he'll reply, he hasn't been on for 2 years.
    #13
    Adam_A3_ likes this.

Share This Page