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Sportback Knock/creak when pulling away, and general knocks and bumps

Monkeychops Jun 8, 2019

  1. Monkeychops

    Monkeychops New Member

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    Just tried to sign up here as recently bought a pfl RS3, seems I had an account already :). (Probably from back when I had an old 3.2 A3)

    Had the car a couple of months now, bought second hand from Audi main dealer, 1 previous owner, nice spec.

    I’ve got it booked into Audi in a few weeks time to have a few things looked at, but just thought would post up here to see what people think :)

    When pulling away from stationary in first gear there’s a definite knock from the front end, if your softer on the throttle ‘dragging’ launching off out it sounds like something creaking.

    My guess was possibly the gearbox mount being worn giving some movement to something when it’s put under that initial load. Car has approx 33k on the clock.

    Does that sound right, or possibly something else?

    Also the car sometimes generally sounds like the suspension is knocking and creaking, not always though which is annoying, often noticeable low speed cornering (usually left turns), and especially if the road has a bit of camber to it.

    Car has mag ride which I understand is known for being a bit noisy, but anything in particular such as top mounts that cause this?

    Otherwise have been enjoying the car, done about 3k in it already :)

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    Top mounts. Tis a known issue across the 8V range. I have had the same on Mrs' A3 - link to the threas below along with a few others.

    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/help-needed-front-suspension-creaking-noise.378901/

    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/weird-intermittent-creaking.217958/

    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/creaking-noise-front-suspension-2015-a3.258203/

    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/8v-front-suspension-creaking.233615/
     
  4. Monkeychops

    Monkeychops New Member

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    Thanks! Worry is if they don’t hear it on any test run they do they’ll just say sorry nothing to see here (it’s still under warranty...)

    But if it’s ‘just’ the top mounts and I want to change them for my own sanity shouldn’t be too much trouble.

    Anyone have part numbers/cost for the Audi parts? :)
     
  5. mattdsc

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    Interesting you mentioned this, I get it on a FL when I reverse. Quite a noticeable knock. Didn’t know it I should raise it with main dealer.
     
  6. Nickyc

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    There was a TPI for them for the PFL, for the rear they replaced mine for the updated ones for nothing. I believe its like a half recall, they only replace for people that have the noise or something or mention it.
     

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