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Name this noise - vw can't

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Front right of car, 'Jangling', low-medium volume, noticed at low speeds when car drawing up to lights or after speed hump, especially when clutch depressed. Has been around for last 3-4 months without warning lights appearing, or combustion of car!, perhaps getting a little louder if anything.Oh yeah its also really annoying.

Local dealer has seen the car 4 times, steering rack replaced under warranty but no change in noise. Last visit went for a ride with technician who seemed pretty sure it was suspension bushes, but when car picked up after 'extensive road tests' this was discounted. They have sent a diss (?) notice to VW australia for further diagnosis.

What do you reckon? Advice wanted before they begin to randomly replace engine components.

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What year is the car? There is a well known issue with the Anti Roll Bar bushes on A3's made around 2001 to 2004 ish.

The noise sounds similar to what you describe.

There was also a noise described as a "rubber ball being rattled round in a plastic bottle" that is another known issue with the tops of the suspension mounts.

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Car is 3 years old, production year 2006.

Rubber ball in plastic bottle - sounds pretty close to this. Will quiz dealer further, and post any results. Thanks.

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Rubber ball in plastic bottle - sounds pretty close to this.

GTI's have balls....are you sure it's not it's bollocks jangling? :P:grin:

Look out for something like this.......(but bigger)

Carscrote.jpg

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Where/how/what the feck, TT? :roflmao::roflmao:Ya daft apath :P+++

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I get rattles all over. I live on a cobbled street and it sounds like there is a bag of spanners under the bonnet. I think VW could have tried a bit harder in this area. The build quality is not as solid as I have come to expect from German cars. BMWs/Mercs seem to bash the protruding cobbles back down.

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I've just started getting a clunking sound apparently from the front left wheel area. Bloody irritating, had it in today for them to look at it and just been told they couldn't find anything! The problem is it's intermittent.

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