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RSQ3 Squealing Brakes RSQ3

Tony Baker Jun 17, 2016

  1. Tony Baker

    Tony Baker New Member

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    Is anyone having a problem with Squealing brakes? I'm told by my Audi Dealership that no one else is having this problem. It's been going on since November last year and they can't seem to fix it.
     
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  3. HawkeyeS3

    HawkeyeS3 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Audi RSQ3 quattro Audi A1

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    Nope, no problem with mine (2015 RSQ3).

    Normally squealing brakes are caused by a lack of grease on the back of the pad - I have had it though on a previous car that one of the pads was faulty. Do you know which wheel is squealing, if so, it may be worth changing the pads? Alternatively is one of the discs slightly warped, or one of the pistons slightly jammed in the caliper? Could be a number of reasons

    What has the dealer done so far in an attempt to fix it?
     
  4. Tony Baker

    Tony Baker New Member

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    Long story. Dealer took shine off pad then it happened again. Then replaced discs and pads. After about 2000km's it started again. Then they said said it was the rear and took shine off rear pads. It didn't fix the problem. Now they are getting a regional manager to look at it in 2 weeks. This problem started in November last year. A bit over my car at the moment.
     
  5. HawkeyeS3

    HawkeyeS3 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Audi RSQ3 quattro Audi A1

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    Very odd. Will be interested to hear what the regional manager thinks. I'm wondering though if its the pads themselves, as sometimes the actual pad material can cause squeaking. I assume that the brakes themselves though are working ok, on mine they are a bit fierce being 8-pots for sure (and I thought those on my S3 were fierce until I tried these)
     
  6. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Not uncommon.......

    A lot of 8v RS3's are suffering from this.

    Dealers Responce in many cases is to replace discs and pads.
     
  7. Richard H

    Richard H New Member

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    My RSQ3 had this when I test drove it. It took Salisbury Audi 3 or 4 days to get it sorted before I took delivery. I think the end result was updated pads. That was back in March, and they have been as quiet as a mouse since. (Fingers tightly crossed). Mine is 2015, but MY2014. It must have been like it from the start, as the previous owner had Slough Audi investigate it. (I found the worksheet in the car).
     
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  9. Barry Sheen

    Barry Sheen New Member

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    Tony,
    Yes same problem here, front brakes don't just squeal they drone, at times constantly especially when heated. I have had the entire front breaking system replaced already and it is about to go back in for another go a fixing it. I assume yours is also 2015 model with the wavy breaks?

    I have asked the dealership to contact Audi, as I said other people must be having the same issue - as yet not reply.
     
  10. I am having the same problem I think, with howling brakes when moving slowly. Audi have dismantled, skimmed and greased the brakes, all to not avail. Have we any news on this issue please?
     
  11. HawkeyeS3

    HawkeyeS3 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Audi RSQ3 quattro Audi A1

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  13. Richard H

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    It was my guess that this is the same Fritz that posted on the Q3OC forum........
     
  14. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Had this on PFL RS3 (same set up)

    Started again on FL RS3 (Again same 8 pot but round discs)

    Both times replaced Pads with Ferodo DS performance (NOT 2500)

    Both times I used FDS1664 pads (RS4 fitment same caliper)
    Just a modification to the wear sensor is required on the RS3, not sure on the RSQ3 but I’d imagine it’s a very similar if not identical set up.

    Result = better braking and no Squeal

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  15. Grandhustle

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    Seen them on ebay for new brake discs RSQ3
     

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  16. HawkeyeS3

    HawkeyeS3 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Audi RSQ3 quattro Audi A1

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    Fixed it on my F/L RSQ3 by fitting EBC Red Stuff Brake Pads - no more squealing - and a lot less dust as well - and less wear on those expensive discs as well.

    (If you do need new disks, speak with Crewe Audi, great service from them and they can supply the other parts you need if changing the disks as well)
     
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  17. Richard H

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    My brake squel came back, but not as bad as before. Like Hawkeye, I fitted EBC Redstuffs and it seems to have cured it. (Fingers tightly crossed).
     
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    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter Team Cornflower Blue Team Daytona Gold Supporter Team Sahara Silver Audi RS3 Audi TT Audi A1

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    Your Audi dealership said what![​IMG]
     
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