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    Steering vibrations

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    Recently started having this annoying heavy vibration when turning either direction under load. Car is a Ď10 3.0T no vibrations when coasting through turns. Mostly parking lots and such itís the worst. Going to have alignment checked but I think it might be deeper than that. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trifecta517 View Post
    Recently started having this annoying heavy vibration when turning either direction under load. Car is a Ď10 3.0T no vibrations when coasting through turns. Mostly parking lots and such itís the worst. Going to have alignment checked but I think it might be deeper than that. Thoughts?
    Car is a Quattro? If so, most likely what is referred to as "Quattro rumble" if it's doing it when making sharp turns (turning the wheel all the way). Need to change differential and transaxle fluids. I did and it helped me. But I have been told that it only helps for about 6 months and it comes right back. My car is an 06 A6.

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    I also have this (09 3.0T here), only at low speeds going forward and turning sharply. It doesn't bother me enough to worry about it and I've driven C7 A6s that have the same thing.
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    akingzkid is right, "quattro rumble" or "quattro groan" as I've seen it called. It has many names but it's all the same devil lolol. I've had it all the time I've had my car. Granted, Im due to change the diffs and t-case fluids but like christian said, I too have read that it comes back after a few months. I dont ever recall reading of someone who has replaced their fluids and the groan never came back.

    Check your alignment if it's been a few yrs since the last time, but if it's all in spec, then it's surely that quattro doing it's thing. BTW, it's just an annoyance. It's not like a pre-cursor to an exploding diff or anything. That's just how they are unfortunately.
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    Thanks all, Makes sense that itís just the quattro working constantly and thinking deeper about it itís just like the same vibration when trying to turn in 4wd in a jeep or other 4x4 drivetrains. Due for some fluids all around anyway. Already went through a driveshaft within 4k miles of ownership so was worried about more drivetrain issues


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    Steering vibrations

    Yep, Quattro rumble FTW. You will also feel the steering ďslipĒ a bit on wet/slippery pavement as well.
    Can you elaborate on the driveshaft issue? First time hearing of something like this.

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    My dad has a Gallardo and even it has the same thing - I don't even view it as a problem it's just the nature of AWD

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    I picked the car up at 90k miles. Car looked and ran great. in the first 3k miles i started to hear what sounded like a fan blade just hitting something very unlike what the typical driveshaft click was so I didnít think much of it until i was getting and oil cooler seal replaced at my mechanic who told me then about the click and said the center carrier bearing was going bad and was non replaceable. OE shaft is around $1700 picked up a GKN shaft from parts-geek.com with the other option being a used one which my mechanic recommended but i got a new aftermarket GKN shaft for $350. I personally didnít drive the car hard then and itís bone stock so previous owner must not have been the greatest to her. But after 8k miles its been solid every day


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