[Biturbos4] Re:Click dash-board driving me nuts!
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MTUGuy at aol.com
Thu Nov 18 18:03:40 EST 2004
I had a similar problem in my S4 when it was just a little over a year old.
It lasted for 2 or 3 years and several trips to the dealer before it was
finally diagnosed. It turned out to be the dash hitting the windshield. It
started out when the weather got cold, and eventually started even doing it in
the milder temps. After some felt-like tape stuffed between the dash and the
windshield, the rattling finally went away.
Of course recently I've now developed a new rattle at 72k miles. I haven't
quite pinpointed it or figured out how to repeat it. I mainly hear it when
accelerating from a stop in 1st gear (but not every time, nor under hard
acceleration). I'm not sure if it's suspension, clutch, or transmission related.
Everything is still stock on my car.
In a message dated 11/18/2004 10:21:06 AM Eastern Standard Time,
biturbos4-request at www.audifans.com writes:
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 17:49:35 -0800 (PST)
From: "Aurangzeb M. Agha" <ama-list at mltp.com>
Subject: [Biturbos4] Click dash-board driving me nuts!
To: Bi-Turbo Audi S4 Audi Fan Group <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
<Pine.LNX.4.61.0411171743460.22049 at cinemaspace.berkeley.edu>
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Over the last few months I've started to notice a SUPER ANNOYING clicking
in my dash, in the front-left-hand corner. Every time I go over a bump
(small or big), I hear a "click". I wasn't sure what it was at first, but
when I push down on that part of the dash with my hand, I feel a little
"give", and I think it's that give which is making the sound.
A friend of mine was in the car with me the other day, and when I told him
how I was about to go crazy because of the sound, he said that it was
probably due to the cold and overall size of the dash decreasing
(minutely), but enough for it to bounce up and down over small bumps. I
_have_ noticed that if I crank up the heat or if it's a (rare--I'm in MA)
warm day, the sound is less noticeable.
1. Has anyone else noticed this with their S4's?
2. Does the idea of dash-board shrinkage have any merit?
3. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
I'd really appreciate the feedback.
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