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Old 12-30-2005, 06:27 AM
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I have a B5, 1999 A4 2.8L Quattro with Tiptronic. Tonight driving my brother home we both noticed that if I accelerated hard from a stop there was a very noticeable "click click click" noise that happend in rapid succession. You know when you were a kid and you'd put a baseball card in your bike wheels? Same kind of noise, only it's coming from my expensive import German automobile. It was raining heavily tonight here in Portland, it hasn't made this noise before, and it would only do it when I accelerated hard, if I just gently rolled from a stop like I normally do in traffic, there is no noise.

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just guessing but I would say a cv joint or boot is bad.
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i will guess and say that its a wheel bearing. does it sound like if you take a stick or whatever and hit the spokes of a bike wheel while its turning? you know? clik clik clik clik clik ..

the reason i know this is because my front left wheel has a bad bearing. makes the same sound.
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my B6 quattro does the same, almost everytime I accelerate from stop. Most of the time after I start the engine, after driving few minutes it doesn`t make that sound even I`m stopping again and accelerating


I`m hearing that sound once or twice ( clank clank and that`s all. I don`t know from where is that sound coming from but I think somewhere from the center of the rear axle.
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It isn't a clank clank it a click click click that happens in really rapid sequence, and it makes the noise of the car is warm or not.

How long can I drive on it with this problem? I ask because I need it through, say, the weekend then I can have it taken to a shop.
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It isn't a clank clank it a click click click that happens in really rapid sequence, and it makes the noise of the car is warm or not.

How long can I drive on it with this problem? I ask because I need it through, say, the weekend then I can have it taken to a shop.
Have you taken the wheel off from where its coming from just for a look??
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:52 PM
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No, I haven't. This all started just last night.

And incase someone needs the info: my car just passed 68,000 miles two or three days ago.
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I would have it looked at soon, but i would not worry about driving it this weekend.
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did u hit anywhere or a went through a hard bumb lately? axle......
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Except for driving quickly through a couple of inch-deep puddles to make a splash, no, I haven't been hitting anything with my car. I baby her.
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its sounding more like the same problem i have which is a bad wheel bearing. go get it checked out. its like 250 to fix. parts and labor i think.
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Well, I just got off of the phone with the head mechanic over at the Les Schwab my family has been going to for years. He said that wheel bearings generally makes a constant howling noise, no matter what speed I'm traveling at, but that it might be the axel. Either way it's about $200 total for parts and labor, axel or bearing. I'm trying to work out with some friends to get it over there before the day ends to get an inspection done.

If it is the axel, is it still alright to drive it around town for the weekend? I'm not going to be doing any long-distance driving or anything, but I really don't want to hurt the car. I'm sure you all understand.
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Okay, I just had it looked at on my lunch break. The mechanic there says that it seems to be coming from the front right wheel, but that the noise is so slight that he isn't even sure if it's the axle. He checked all of the CV boots and joints, and they are fine. I asked him about a wheel bearing, but he drove it around and said that a wheel bearing would make a completely different noise, especially when the car is turned sharply.
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wheel bearing is a clik clik clik in rapid succesion. sounds like when you put a stick on the wheel spokes of a bike wheel while its spinning.. sorta like that.

do you get the sound at lower speeds?especially if you drive by a wall and you hear the echo?
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:56 PM
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No, I don't get the sound at slower speed, it's only when accelerating quickly, usually from a stop but I get if I'm rolling onto a freeway as well.
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Default differential rear clicking noise.

I've hd the same issue with a 05 Cadillac srx. Awd. I've replaced cv axles and wheerings all the way around, and still the same clicking persisted when I would accelerate hard. It turns out it was the rear differential and u joint had to be replaced, and it cured the problem. The cost for a job like this cost me around 400. Hope this helps.
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