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    1.4 tfsi CAXC engine - serpentine tensioner bolt removal

    To answer my own question if it helps others in the future I've seen some youtube vids where there is an access hole for the tensioner nut to change the fan / serpentine belt. On my 1.4 once the belts off, to change the tensioner idler its 3x bolts on air con compressor, undo a little plug at...
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    Heated rear window & mirrors kaput

    Battery in good condition? I found when my original battery was on its last legs I didn’t seem to get heated mirrors or rear screen defrost when very cold, same with stop start. New batt and a few runs and it was ok, also had a prod at a few of the relays behind the fuse box not sure which of...
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    Indicator light bulb

    Im pretty sure its one unit solid.
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    A3 8p creeking steering - any ideas?

    So to update, I tackled both top mounts and the right side lower ball joint (I did the near side a few months ago and had murders with rounded threads- luckily the drivers side lower 3 bolts came straight off, even though I found it hard to split the joint with my thin jawed splitter) anyway...
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    A3 8p creeking steering - any ideas?

    I went for febi, wanted SKF but I've used febi a few times before with good results quality wise, parts are in my garage they seem of decent quality so fingers crossed.
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    A3 8p creeking steering - any ideas?

    I had someone turn the wheel slowly left to right I put a torch in the wheel arch and I could see the offside spring stepping and juddering not moving freely, the nearside is the worst noise for me, hopefully Ill get them changed as soon as poss and report back.
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    A3 8p creeking steering - any ideas?

    Yeah definitely, I am lacking the clicking I've changed a few CV's on different cars over the years, but no expert on certain noises, its definitely a bushing noise, I have new top mounts arrived so I will get those swapped out soon and report back. Full lock right I kept testing for noise and...
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    A3 8p creeking steering - any ideas?

    Thanks I will look into this, I cant rule it out yet as the CV joint but I was testing the noise today and weirdly I wont hold my breath but the creaking at full lock feels like it could be top mount related and possibly top mounts alone possibly lower control arm (not CV related at all - I will...
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    A3 8p creeking steering - any ideas?

    Thank you for the reply, and the part no's. Good info cheers I will get hunting for the new parts, will be changing the left side outer CV joint as well by the sounds of my turning full lock right!
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    A3 8p creeking steering - any ideas?

    I have narrowed it down to top mounts, having someone turn the wheel slowly left to right I can see the spring vibrating and juddering. Am I right after googling that there is a top mount and then a bearing ? Does anyone have any part numbers please? or advise if I should change just the...
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    A3 8p creeking steering - any ideas?

    Hi, Warmer weather etc my steering has developed an annoying creak, I have a double issue I think, the steering is creaking stationary although less noticeable when driving. I also have what seems to be a left side CV joint issue which I think has come about after changing the front wheel...
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    A3 1.4 TFSI Cam follower part no's please

    Thanks for looking this up, very good to know. Ill change my attention back to the front drop link thats a year old and the rubber bush has popped off for no reason !
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    A3 1.4 TFSI Cam follower part no's please

    Thanks mate appreciate it, well I haven't inspected it yet. Going off the first code into google images it looks different from the cup type, Im not sure if these type can need replacing or not?
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    A3 1.4 TFSI Cam follower part no's please

    Hi, Can anyone tell me the part no for the cam follower for my car please? A3 1.4 tfsi 2010 Possibly any seal that needs replacing too or a link. Greatly appreciated.
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    Audi A3 8p 2010 Start Stop Not working

    A brand new battery got my stop start working on my 2010 8p, initially not straight away so I'd assume something was learning? now it stop starts most times bar some circumstances, I'd agree its temperamental.
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