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    Established Member Two Rings NewB7's Avatar
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    Anyone else hear the weird rubbing noise?

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    Whenever I turn my steering wheel either far right or left, as I reach the end of the turning radius (for example when I park or I'm coming out of a parking spot) I hear a weird rubbing noise. Like a rubber on rubber noise. I just had my upper control arms replaced on both sides cuz they were shot. I thought this was the root of the noise but it's still there. My power steering fluid is filled properly. Anyone else experience this rubbing noise? What the hell could it be?
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    I get the same noise. I have no idea either what this is.
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    I hear it on both of my A4s but they both have over 115k miles. I'm thinking they both need all new control arms up front.
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    Registered Member Four Rings Rodmar's Avatar
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    I hear it sometimes too and lately I "think" ive been hearing like a clunking of some sort possibly but maybe im hearing things...maybe my control arms are shot too??? How do you really know???? im only at 68k miles i mean these parts arent cheap lol
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    I took my car to get checked out for the same type of noise you're describing. Dealership said it was my tires.
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    ^ what did you do exactly?

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    Veteran Member Four Rings DoThisMyWay's Avatar
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    Interesting... I'll have to look up there but I only hear the noise for the first couple turns. After everything is all warmed up, the noise is gone.
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    yea i hear it now also, prob because I am 23 1/4" GTF :)

    but maybe throw a small spacer on if it's rubbing in the inside where it arch's

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    yes. it makes people think my car is going to fall apart and that I don't take care of it, which sucks. but yeah, I have no idea. I don't know what is hitting what. And Draklore - pic is worthless without explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat333 View Post
    yes. it makes people think my car is going to fall apart and that I don't take care of it, which sucks. but yeah, I have no idea. I don't know what is hitting what. And Draklore - pic is worthless without explanation.

    Yea that rub mark is from a totally different wheel size, and height prob. The pic though is basically behind the tire, that rubber boot is the steering link.

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    Sorry guys, yeah that pic is the inner wheel arch.

    I had a rubbing noise as well during slow or extreme turning in parking situations. Pulled the tire of and noticed the tub spot.

    I can't remember if it was a wheel size or low factor though that caused it.
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    i also hear this noise in parking lots and slow turns. it feels like rubbing and i also hear it from the rear of the car!?

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    Established Member Two Rings NewB7's Avatar
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    Thanks for the picture & description draklore. I'll go check mine out now
    Quote Originally Posted by DRAKLORE View Post
    Sorry guys, yeah that pic is the inner wheel arch.

    I had a rubbing noise as well during slow or extreme turning in parking situations. Pulled the tire of and noticed the tub spot.

    I can't remember if it was a wheel size or low factor though that caused it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodmar View Post
    I hear it sometimes too and lately I "think" ive been hearing like a clunking of some sort possibly but maybe im hearing things...maybe my control arms are shot too??? How do you really know???? im only at 68k miles i mean these parts arent cheap lol
    Rodmar, the noise wasn't due to my control arms as I still hear the noise now after having had them replaced. The clunking noise you are referring to could just be the front wheels fighting the rear wheels as you turn since we have all wheel drive. I usually hear a very low clunking noise when doing a u-turn. Like gears that are engaged and spinning.
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    I hear it too. But no rubbing mark inside well. CV? i'ts an AWD, it have to sound a bit like a 4x4.
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    Changed the sway bar end links in on my B6 and no more rubbing noise. Problem solved for me.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings DoThisMyWay's Avatar
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    Best thing to do is get the front end on stands, start the car and have somebody turn the wheel and look/listen for the noise. I was surprise to find that the little bushings on the sway bar end links made such a loud rubber binding noise.
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    anybody solve this?


    I get this sounds front my right side when turning left or at highway speeds, it is causing uneven tire wear.

    yes I aligned it and did the whole control arm kit but noise was there before and after

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