Does this sound like lower control arms?

mjharper

Registered User
My car has started making a creaking noise when pulling away (notice it most in 1st, 2nd and coming off round abouts)
It's had a very slight creak over speed bumps for a while but since hitting a f**k off pot hole it's gotten worse.
I got a mechanic to check the suspension and he said it had no play anywhere and seems structurally fine, he greased what he could see (bushings etc) but the noise remains

A couple of B8 and 8.5 owners have mentioned replacing the control arms, I just wanted to check here too as it's a decent amount of money for it to be something else!

Video:

speed bump creak
 

B8_Avant_BE

Registered User
My car has started making a creaking noise when pulling away (notice it most in 1st, 2nd and coming off round abouts)
It's had a very slight creak over speed bumps for a while but since hitting a f**k off pot hole it's gotten worse.
I got a mechanic to check the suspension and he said it had no play anywhere and seems structurally fine, he greased what he could see (bushings etc) but the noise remains

A couple of B8 and 8.5 owners have mentioned replacing the control arms, I just wanted to check here too as it's a decent amount of money for it to be something else!

Video:

speed bump creak
Did you get your issue with the creaking sorted? I’d say my 2014 A4 avant has the same or similar issue. Not had it looked at yet as it general gets worse or louder when the cars warmed up and that’s not that often currently. Cheers
 

ninjag

Registered User
My front lower front bushes made more of a clunk when they started to fail. There's a lot of bushes and ball joints though, they may have missed one? I think the lower are more common to fail due to the load.
 
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