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Wind / scraping noise from front passenger side wheel / front end. 2008 Audi S3

The Challinor Jul 31, 2013

  1. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    Hi,

    Noticed very recently that when getting up to 70ish there is a loud scraping noise coming from the front passenger side of the car. Seems to happen more on bumpy roads (a50 in stoke on trent is part concrete). As the suspension takes the bump it makes a loud scraping noise. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
     
  2. turbonutz

    turbonutz Active Member

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    wheel arch linings maybe out and rubbing? or got spacers or lowerd suspension anything like that?
     
  3. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    I did have a quick look (car not jacked up) and everything looked ok. It's not been lowered and running standard wheels / spacers.

    What's the best way to check, just jack up and remove wheel?
     
  4. turbonutz

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    could be a bearing needs replaced? do u notice any rumble or that?
     
  5. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Does the sound get worse when you turn a corner?
     
  6. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    HI,

    Sorry been away for a few days. No it does not seem to make any noise when turning, only ever seems to be around 70mph mark, its more noticeable when the road is bumpy. Almost sounds like its bottoming out but its all running standard suspension. I'm going to jack it up tomorrow and get the wheel off and see if any of the arch lining is loose as advised above.
     
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    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    Big thanks to everyone, all sorted now. In the end it was a cover underneath the passenger side of the car, just behind the front passengers wheel arch. Think the plastic clip had broke and needed re-attaching / screwing back in.
     

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