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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by FranA3, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. FranA3

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    hi all earlyer on i went over a pot hole usually i go round them but didnt see this one in time and bang hit it hard no damage to the wheels/tire but now i have a twanging noise coming from the front left suspension any ideas what this could be a broken spring maybe or something worse ?? any help appriciated cheers
    fran
     
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  3. Watty

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    Hi Fran,

    You'll need to get underneath, preferably jack it up and take the wheel off. Check suspension arms, strut and bearing...., also anything flapping around that shouldn't be. Twanging, so a bit bad, try the front, bushes etc. Is the steering still ok? Then check the other side to see if anything looks different.

    Also, sorry about that, I hate pot holes.....
     
  4. FranA3

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    grr me to bloody things , no the steering seams ok its only when im going very slowly like parking up and when i turn the wheel off full lock there's a loud twang like something is echoing through the spring if you get what i mean i'll jack it up and have a poke round tomrow fingers crossed its nothing too expensive thanks watty
     
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    is there any play in the wheel when jacked up????

    You should AVOID pot holes!!! lol, seriously, sorry it got you though, dam things, far too many around
     
  6. FranA3

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    not in the steering wheel no but i'll jack it up and have a look see in work tomor , lol i know i hate the things i usually go round them for this exact reason but too late to avoid it:banghead: oh well it happens eh lol if it is a broken spring then its a good excuse to get my coilovers instead of getting a new spring haha
     
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    I would say broken spring mate done various cars at work with terrible roads after bad weather
     
  8. FranA3

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    yeah thats what im thinking it could be i should sue the council for the damages lol
     
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    Cardiff shitty council!
     
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    Sorry to hear this Fran. Hope it dont cost too much to get sorted. If you like i can ask my uncle to check it out for you.
     
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    lol yeah i agree the council suck ass but im gunna have a good poke round it 2moz in work just to put my mind at rest if it is a spring then its time to lower it lol , how much were your coilovers ashley coz im assuming that mine sould cost near enough the same being both 1.6's
     
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    Lower it :p

    but councils are gay i look like i am pissed when i am driving down some of the roads in lincoln lol...
     
  13. FranA3

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    well im going to lower it anyway so this is my sound excuse to do it lol , i know what u mean mate i used to be like that when i had my old RS swerving everywhere i got pulled over and breathalised so much it was funny they used to ask me why the hell are you swerving like that for my reply was i didnt want to scrap my front bumper they just looked at me weird haha
     
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    Lol sorry to hear about the bloody potholes round here getting someone else!!! My mate buckled a wheel off his s4 round barry !!! The roads are terrible ! I got pulled over for missing pothole in the work van by mc donalds the other night cause they thought i was drunk swerving round them all !!

    Lol
     
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    i know they are soo bad arent they my mate works for barry council i should have a word with him lol
     
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    Unlucky buddy, i avoid these things like the plague with my wheels, skinny tyres and coilovers combo!!

    Take a looksie underneath, anything loose or hanging off. Get some pics of the pothole and go to the council!
     

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