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.
LL - NY
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
>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
>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,
>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,
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