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Whining rear diff 2002 s3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MarcS3, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. MarcS3

    MarcS3 New Member

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    My rear diff has gone anyone no how much to rebuild it or a second hand one
    please help
     
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  3. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR
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    Have you looked in the classifieds section of the forum? :)
     
  4. MarcS3

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    Sorry I'm a newbie and only just noticed that bit
     
  5. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR
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    Marc, i was just pointing you in the direction of where to look, you may strike it lucky in there. Good luck. :) x
     
  6. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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    Whats the symptoms out of interest? its usually haldex related problems thats all
     
  7. MarcS3

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    Go over 30 and it winning like mad
     
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    Mark if the tread on your front tyres is more than your rear tyres it will whine try swaping them round first
     
  9. MarcS3

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    Really I've had it on a ramp with all 4 wheels off ground and put in 6th and let it tick over and it is winning still
     
  10. MURRAYS444

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    If you need a new diff try looking on ebay for Audi S3's that are breaking could get one for a good price!
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    As said, look in the classifieds and also maybe worth posting a wanted ad too...

    If anyone has a diff then please contact the OP via PM...

    <tuffty/>
     
  12. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    Got my rear diff replaced several months ago now after my old one was knackered- pretty sure it was around the £300 IIRC from a low mileage S3.

    I expect you can get them cheaper, but the garage that does all my work sourced the diff and recommended it as a good one.
     
  13. Erf

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    I managed to buy one for £100 off ebay, but it might be worth replacing the rear diff oil and see if that makes any difference.
     
  14. MarcS3

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    Done oil, was a few bits of metal on the bung but not much, oil was very dirt though
     

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