A5 Quattro 2012 facelift suspension creaking front passenger side

Abreeka

Registered User
  • Hi guys. I really need some help here if possible. The front passenger side suspension on my A5 2012 Quattro ( sounds like its coming from near the wheel) is creaking like mad when going over bumps and braking.

  • It also seems to happen when the wheel is on a full right lock and going over a bump even without the brakes being applied.

    The weirdest thing is on a smooth piece of road or even minor bumps if I dont tap the brakes it doesn’t usually make the noise. So on motorways there’s no creaking at all.

    I have been to 4 mechanics now who have all inspected the car and can?t find anything wrong. So I’ve taken a video and thought I would ask the forums for assistance


    In the video I’m driving around a residential area at 30mph then braking over bumps to make the noise. If I didn’t tap the brakes it’s likely the noise wouldn’t be as loud.

  • Please help if you know what this could be
 

GH27

Registered User
I have the same noise on my RS5 that to has been in to a specialist who wants to fit a power steering rack at £1400 fitted .I have said if that is 100 the fix fine but im not convinced sounds like movement to me in either the brake area .Anyone else had this ?
 

Chris Robertson

Registered User
My A5 is doing the exact same thing. Had new pads and discs on, front driver side shock absorber replaced and back cage tightened and it's still doing it. Any help would also be much appreciated. I've read the tie rods can need replacing which might be causing the problem but I'm yet to have this done.
 

GH27

Registered User
Looks like there is a few of us then so makes me think its not my power steering rack .
 

GH27

Registered User
Update
Got the car back yesterday new power steering rack fitted and yes the dreaded creaking has gone not a cheap fix but the RAC warranty covered the costs .
 

David Harrold

Registered User
I've got the exact same problem on my 2010 A4. So is power steering rack the answer?? I also get vibration in the steering when steering at low speed. Parking etc.
Had brakes and suspension checked. All ok.
 
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