Rs3 8v vibration

Rs3_dan2018w

Registered User
As title says really ive just noticed a vibration when driving along and its worse when i put my foot down anyone else had this?also noticed when i put it in P for park and get back into it i go to select drive and it really clunks is this normal thanks dan
 

Hal Adams

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VCDS Map User
Hello and welcome.

You really need to be more specific I think. Where do you feel the vibration? Are there any mechanical noises associated with it?

There are so many possibilities that warrant a more precise description...
 

Dan_DJT

Registered User
The clunk comingn out of P can be caused by loading up against the parking pawl. Try putting handbrake on before going into P or hold the car on the brakes until the handbrake auto enables.
 

Rs3_dan2018w

Registered User
Cheers for quick reply guys today i put my foot down in sports and it didnt change down it stayed in 4th gear but when i put my foot on the throttle to overtake it doesnt change down stays in same gear and whole car vibrates
 
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DW81

Registered User
First port of call is to get your car scanned with vcds just to eliminate any dodgy sensors perhaps.
 

Hal Adams

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VCDS Map User
I'll go along with Dan on the gearbox locking on the pawl - do you regularily stop on an incline maybe? This would give a distinctive clunk, but poor adjustment could give a lighter clunk...

Like Penetrator asks, you are in auto, yes? Assuming yes, you have a problem with kick down and or the box - either a solenoid is playing up or poor adjustment or worse. The vibration might even be a second issue to the kick down. Is you car under warranty? Either way, it needs physical attention I fear.
 

Rs3_dan2018w

Registered User
Also noticed traction controllight flashes when going on a straight road and exhaust note has changed too bit confused
 
T

T-800

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Also noticed traction controllight flashes when going on a straight road and exhaust note has changed too bit confused

Needs either going to a dealer or get a scan with VCDS / VCP etc........

Clunk is usually parking pawl as already said........ incline + no H/B + weight of car = pressure on the pawl, then you get the load clunk as the car withdraws it in readiness to set off.

Good to have the DSG box pawl but only as a back up should the H/B fail / not engage.

I take it the car is a Pre-facelift ?
parking pawl.jpg
 
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