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knocking/rattling noises

Old 02-19-2013, 06:06 PM
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Default knocking/rattling noises

any ideas , i've recently purchased my 1st audi , driven bmw for 5 years so used to the hard ride of run flats , but the 58 audi a4 tdi s line ive just brought is pants and will get shot if cant sort out the knocks and rattles , i get a knock/metallic clunk when driving over uneven ground or pot holes at any speed . sounds like front and rear knock , it actually sounds like its coming from the doors , like the strikers are not adjusted in enough causing the locks and strikers to rattle , but doors seem to tight when closed , this sound familiar to any one , also i get a squeak type suspension noise over bumps not sure if front or rear if any one knows if these a4's suffer from bad suspension component wear please let me know , there is also alot of general cabin noise/rattle type horrible stuff going on inside the car as if trims etc are loose , is this normal or should i set the sat nav to turn around and select cash back option !! ??? cheers to any wizards that might be able to help out a new b . dunka
Old 04-07-2013, 12:12 AM
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I didn't know Audi made the A4 in 1958?
Old 04-21-2013, 06:39 PM
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sorry bud, but the clunking/rattling noise is a non-fixeable defect. I bought a new 2012 S4 and they repurchased the car. Even offered me a new one but all the new ones on the lot had the same problem!
Old 04-22-2013, 06:16 PM
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Well first of all, a 2012 S4 is a completely different car than a 2005 A6. Second, anything, and I mean anything on a car can be fixed or replaced. It's just a matter of identifying the problem. Thanks for your input though.
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