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Re: Front suspension CREAKs on my A4TQ

>I have a problem with my '95 A4TQ (40 kkm, lowered about 35-40 mm, 17x8" BBS 
>rims, 2 1/2" stainless steel exhaust system). The last two weeks, there is a
>loud creaky sound and it seems to me that it is coming from the right side 
>front suspension. It sounds like dry rubber rubbing against something when 
>the suspension moves. 
>Is there anyone who has experienced the same thing, and what do I have to
do to make it stop?  
>Perniklas Eriksson, Ystad, Sweden.

I had this problem.  Here's what I wrote.

From:  G. Economou [SMTP:economou@tiac.net]
Sent:  Friday, September 05, 1997 8:37 AM
To:  merlin; quattro@coimbra.ans.net
Subject:  Re: A4 trailing arms

At 09:54 AM 9/5/97 -0400, merlin wrote:
>i have a creaking sound when getting into the car, when driving over bumps
>etc.  the sound has been traced to the trailing arms after my local dealer
>replaced my shocks with no success.  anyway seems there might be a tsb
>about this.  any A4owners might want to get this checked...
>96 A4q

Had the same problem with the front end.  Dealer replaced link bushings 
and shocks.  Didn't work.  After replacing left and right side control arms,
the loud creaking sounds were gone.  It took 2 months and 3 visits to cure

96 A4Q
86 4KS