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Creaking coming from somewhere...

KyleB8 Jul 2, 2018

  1. KyleB8

    KyleB8 New Member

    Hi All,

    Just wondering if anyone has had any experience/help/ideas for a creaking sound that has developed during low speeds on uneven surfaces and when parking.

    So I’ve had a few bits of work done recently all carried out at an independent VAG specialist.

    No noticeable issues/noises before the MOT or works.

    Passed MOT to the value of one new tyre (advisory of a deteriorated bush N/S LOWER - “but not resulting in excessive movement”), front tyres were swapped with rears to get through the budget tyres that were on when i bought the car.

    During the MOT a wearing auxiliary belt was picked up, so had that booked in a week later as well as a cambelt change which was due and 4 wheel alignment due to uneven wear on the replaced tyre.

    During that week vibrations coming through the steering wheel around 50mph, advised it was due to a sticking front left calliper (replaced both front callipers, pads and discs).

    All works were completed at the same time.

    Since then I’ve had:
    1. A rattling noise coming from the front left (most noticeable when going over cats eyes)
    2. A creaking at low speeds over uneven surfaces (especially when the car ‘rocks’) and under light braking. Its very difficult to locate where the creaking is from sometimes feels like front suspension, sometimes rear and sometimes from behind the dash
    I’ve had it back to the garage, they can hear the creaking when road testing but are unable to replicate on the ramps. technician has inspected, greased joints on suspension etc to no avail. Was told if it gets worse bring it back in, which I’m doing this week.

    Yes, its been an expensive month, but any help would be greatly appreciated

    Many thanks in advance
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  3. egovreau

    egovreau New Member

    According to a friend who has an Indy Audi repair shop, it's not uncommon for the bushings of the front sway bar end links to break free, so they will actually spin while turning, causing a creaking sound when turning.

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