[A4] Front tire *thump* & brake pads

Richard Hurt rnhurt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 02:47:44 EDT 2006

Actually, I think I "fixed" it.  :/

When I removed the wheel to check it out I found nothing out of the
ordinary.  I need a brake job soon, but no broken parts, loose bolts, worn
shinny areas, etc.  In the week since I reinstalled my wheel I haven't heard
the noise once.  Riddle me that Batman!?!?

My only thought is that somehow the wheel got put back on slightly
crooked/offsides and when I r&r'd it it straightened back out.  I know,
crazy!  The lugs were not loose and I couldn't shake the tire or anything.
I guess this just gets chalked up in the weird category.


On 9/22/06, thejimrose <thejimrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> thumping could be lots of things.. tough to say based on your description.
> front control arms on the a4 are famous for failing, sway bar end links can
> make noise, i think the key is to narrow it to which direction and under
> exactly what circumstance. motor mounts gone bad?
> as for pads i like kerr, pbr delux and porterfield. i thnk i went thru
> ecstuning.com for mine.
> --
> nobody ever listened to me until they didn't know who i was.
> -banksy

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