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Audi not interested in speed related issue

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I've posted elsewhere about my problems with Steering wheel shake above 80 mph, Having been told by my dealer "its down to your wheels & tyres" I've now had the wheels balanced 4 times & swapped fronts to rear it but still drives the same.

I decided to contact Audi Customer services. They replied that due to the fact that the fault occurs above the speed they (the dealers) are legally allowed to test the vehicle, they are totally unable to help me any further with the problem.

Has anyone else been fed this line?

Other than fork out £700 on 4 new tyre or £450 a corner on new wheels, I don't know what to do next.

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Welcome to Tyresmoke +++

Are you running after-market alloys and is the car still in warranty? If you are and it's not, then I wouldn't expect them to have to do anything about it.

Have you tried taking the car to an independent specialist?

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Welcome to Tyresmoke +++

Are you running after-market alloys and is the car still in warranty? If you are and it's not, then I wouldn't expect them to have to do anything about it.

Have you tried taking the car to an independent specialist?

No it's absolutely standard & in warranty (though wheel balance issues are only covered for the first few thousand miles)

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I'd take it to an independent. And tell them the steering wheel shake occurs at "motorway speeds".

I'd double and triple check you have the right wheel/tyre combo (especially if they're after market).

Could really be anything from a dodgy tyre, wheel balancing, bent wheel through to deep unresolved accident damage...

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As said above it could be a number of things causing the problem however, I've heard similar story's about A4's shod with Pirelli tyres. As the tyre is softer than normal it shape changes when the car is left parked and a 'wobble' is felt at speed until the tyre warms up and regains it shape.

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Didn't have the wheel wobble but my Mk1 used to make a wierd noise (like the bearings were going) once the tyres were getting worn. Happened with F1 GSD3s once they were around 3/4 gone. 3 sets did this with the sound going each time I put new rubber on

Dealership reckoned one of my wheels wasn't round any more! Kerbing, potholes etc. Tyre place reckoned the tyres deformed with age, some being worse than others (sure someone on here reported the same with F1s on their S3). The assymetrics didn't seem to do this although I traded the car in before they needed changing.

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Didn't have the wheel wobble but my Mk1 used to make a wierd noise (like the bearings were going) once the tyres were getting worn. Happened with F1 GSD3s once they were around 3/4 gone. 3 sets did this with the sound going each time I put new rubber on

Dealership reckoned one of my wheels wasn't round any more! Kerbing, potholes etc. Tyre place reckoned the tyres deformed with age, some being worse than others (sure someone on here reported the same with F1s on their S3). The assymetrics didn't seem to do this although I traded the car in before they needed changing.

That would be me. (and Mollox, and SitaS3)

Dreadful tyres.

Wobble could be anything.

Tyres,

Buckled wheels

Brake discs warped ,

discs or calipers loose,

wheel bolts incorectly torqued,

track rod ends, bushes, bearings,

the list is endless.

when you had the wheels balanced the 4 times, have you tried a different tyre fitter dealership to see if they were any more sucessful?

Edited by Paul

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I too have had the "wheel bearing" type noise with part worn F1 GSD3 on the rear of my Leon Cupra R when I had it. It's quite common on cars based on the Golf MKIV/V platforms, from what I've read on numerous forums.

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when you had the wheels balanced the 4 times, have you tried a different tyre fitter dealership to see if they were any more sucessful?

Also each time did they check to see if they did actually need balancing and how far out did they say they were? If they were out of balance each time then I suspect they weren't balanced properly to start with.

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In reply to Cuprabob, I replaced my tyres @ 29500 they were almost on the wear bars, the Noise was noticeably different I had suffered the wheel bearing like drone but new tyres cured that problem.

The wobble however was still present. To cut a long story short, I sold the car. Bye bye TTS, hello BMWZ4

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In reply to Cuprabob, I replaced my tyres @ 29500 they were almost on the wear bars, the Noise was noticeably different I had suffered the wheel bearing like drone but new tyres cured that problem.

The wobble however was still present. To cut a long story short, I sold the car. Bye bye TTS, hello BMWZ4

Dont shoe this thread to MrMe!

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Dont shoe this thread to MrMe!

Exactly what I was thinking :-)

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