A4 Rear End Noise

Lawrence C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Mon Oct 30 23:49:16 EST 2000

I thought the 16 x 7 5-spokes WERE the sport wheels. The 7 spokes are 15
x 7 I believe, at least the set on my friend's 100CSQ Avant are. You may
wish to check. 


On Mon, 30 Oct 2000 22:20:43 EST Belpaire at aol.com writes:
>I am currently in the process of buying an automatic (Tiptronic) 98 A4 
>Quatto with 30,000 miles on it.  During the test drive I noticed a 
>whiring sound from the rear end.  The sound happens immediately after 
>the car 
>shifts into 4th gear.  As the RPMs increase so does the sound until 
>2000 rpm when it starts to tail off.  When decelerating through the 
>range the sound is also present.  
>The dealer says its the tires or a bearing but I don't buy it, it 
>sounds like gear noise to my ears.  They say when I pick up the car it 
>not have the sound.  Is there any sort of recurring problem anyone has 
>experienced a similar problem like this?  Is there anything I should 
>look for 
>about this and should I be overly concerned about it reoccurring if 
>dealer is successful in eliminating the problem?
>On a related not, the dealer also says the car has the sport package, 
>but it 
>has 5 spoke wheels.  Did any 98 A4's with the sport package come with 
>or were the 7 spokes the only wheel that came with the sport package?
>Thanks in advance,
>Roger Hahn

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