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Worrying noise when coming off a roundabout under acceleration,

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Paul, May 10, 2011.

  1. S3 Paul
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    This problem has been around for a while ,
    When turning left off a roundabout accelerating there is what sounds like a metal on metal rumble.
    If i cruise off the roundabout its fine, The noise is also there if i turn left at the top of a hill under load, Never happens when driving straight or when turning right...
    Ive had the car on a ramp and can not see any obvious signs other than a slight amount of play in the outer cv joint on the passenger side front...
    Could this be the problem?
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    Haldex problem?
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    Have you tried raising the ride height slightly on the front to see if it makes any difference Paul?
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    The haldex ?
    The noise is from the front of the car , I havent raised the car yet no... what are you thinking??
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    Was thinking you might have tired bushes/balljoints or possibly the driveshaft?? Although you'd expect knocking, you never know, worth a go lol
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    Sorry missed that....its only the cv joints that can come into play then
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    Ive bought poly bush's for the front wishbones but thats too much work for the one day i can get on the ramp,
    There is only one joint that seems to have any play ... so im going to change that, The front brakes ( tired grooved discs) make a nasty noise now too. but thats an easy fix.
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