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Strange suspension problem

MikeCrum1996 Jan 28, 2018

  1. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    This happened on my mk5 golf did it not squeak for a bit 1st or did it just go
     
  2. tyr382

    tyr382 New Member

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    Just get underneath and check everything for damage and movement. Had the same problem with my Subaru b4, turned out to be a lower control arm bushing


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  3. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    its what happened to tuffty's S3 - ref Propshaft mid CV - he only found his running the car on a ramp
     
  4. MikeCrum1996

    MikeCrum1996 Member

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    Update - I just got back from the garage and the guy said it’s 100% my passenger driveshaft.. lots of play.. also the driver side had a bit of play so I’m best of doing both at the same time..
    Quick question though, I’m trying to find one in a breakers yard.. do 1.4 golfs driveshaft fit 1.8t?
     
  5. Siondc

    Siondc Learner!! Ming Blue S3 AMK

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    I’m not 100% but I think it’s only the S3 TT and A3 Quattro that share the same drive shafts.
    Tuffty has done a great guide on removing the driveshaft a replacing the gaiters, here:
    http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/driveshaft-gaiter-replacement-tutorial.104037/
    Don’t forget to replace hub nuts too.
     
  6. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    don't buy second hand ones - unless they are mine (8 months old) :) - only joking they are still on my car.

    I bought a pair for under £90 and they were fitted for about 2 or 3 hours labour.

    doesn't look like S3 and A3 are the same to me?

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  7. Siondc

    Siondc Learner!! Ming Blue S3 AMK

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    Ah maybe not then, my bad.
     
  8. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    I only say that because they are cheaper, isn't it to do with the 6 speed gearbox versus the 5 speed gearbox?
     
  9. Siondc

    Siondc Learner!! Ming Blue S3 AMK

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    Ah yea of course that would make sense. Probably then. The same would apply with golfs then as their 5 speed.
     
  10. MikeCrum1996

    MikeCrum1996 Member

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    I have bought a pair for £70 I’m replacing both as both need doing apparently
     
  11. MikeCrum1996

    MikeCrum1996 Member

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    Does anyone know a good place to get the hub nuts from? Audi want £27 for 2nuts...
     
  12. Siondc

    Siondc Learner!! Ming Blue S3 AMK

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    Eurocar parts.
     
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  13. MikeCrum1996

    MikeCrum1996 Member

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    I literally just ordered 2 for £8 can’t go wrong
     
  14. MikeCrum1996

    MikeCrum1996 Member

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    I’m attempting to replace both shafts on Thursday.. seems fairly straight forward
    Any tips or advice?
     
  15. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    mark anything that might affect the alignment and make sure any cap heads are clean all the way down to make sure they are not rounded or turned out undoing them.

    I paid a man to do mine my concern was trying to knock the lower ball joint out and ensuring the lower wish bone was put back into the same place.

    £70 for two new Drive Shafts is pretty cheap where did you get them from?
     
  16. MikeCrum1996

    MikeCrum1996 Member

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    I’m not too worried about the alignment as I’ll get the tracking done a day or 2 after.. also I didn’t buy new ones as I didn’t see your post until it was to late.. but I think they’re reconditioned.
     
  17. Siondc

    Siondc Learner!! Ming Blue S3 AMK

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    Follow tufftys how-to I linked earlier. Also make sure you have the correct “spline bit”. It’s like a torx but but has 12 splines instead of 6, a mistake I made when I did mine. I removed the ball joint from the hub instead of the wishbone to minimise changes to wheel alignment. Just need a crow foot spanner and Alan key. Make sure you torque the hub but properly.
    It might be worth replacing wishbone bushes as your there too.
    Cheap polyurethane bushes can be found here:
    http://www.strongflexuk.co.uk/audi/s3/99-03.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018
  18. SHUk

    SHUk Once Bitten Forever Smitten =]

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    Try tightening the wheel nuts. Is it worse round corners?
     
  19. MikeCrum1996

    MikeCrum1996 Member

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    Update: car is now in a much better state.. no more wobbling.. upon inspection of the passenger driveshaft/CV as I removed it.. it fell to pieces.. but I still have a minor issue of what sounds like a wheel bearing noise only happens at 20-30mph then goes at 40mph
     
  20. MikeCrum1996

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    I was thinking as I removed ball joint and arb link maybe I’ve messed up the alignment causing tires to rub ??
     
  21. Siondc

    Siondc Learner!! Ming Blue S3 AMK

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    They would rub not matter what speed your doing though. Does the noise change with steering angle?
     
  22. MikeCrum1996

    MikeCrum1996 Member

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    If I turn left the noise goes but all the shaky ness has gone
     
  23. MikeCrum1996

    MikeCrum1996 Member

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    I’m getting an alignment tomorrow so hopefully cures it
     

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