S4 suspension clunking

mike mikemk40 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 18 09:27:41 PDT 2009

I second what Huw said, I’ve got a B5 S4 too and had the same issue, assorted Ebay sellers will provide a full kit of links etc for under £150 and at that price it’s not worth identifying which bit has actually failed, just change them all. 

With no lift and just a tree to avoid sunstroke I would have managed both sides in a day but the bolts that clamps the outer end of the top links had seized in the tubes, one side came out with a bit of heat and an impact gun, the other side had to be drilled which took me into the second day. Well worth giving that area a spray before you start. Also, one of the bottom link bolts fouls on the body so you need to loosen the corner of the sub frame and lever it down a touch.

--- On Thu, 18/6/09, Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> wrote:

> From: Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com>
> Subject: Re: S4 suspension clunking
> To: "Richard van der Hoff" <quattro at rvanderhoff.org.uk>
> Cc: "Quattro List" <quattro at audifans.com>
> Date: Thursday, 18 June, 2009, 3:31 AM
> Richard van der Hoff wrote:
> > For quite a while now, I've been chasing some clunking
> from the front 
> > suspension on my B5 S4, and I'd appreciate the list's
> wisdom on where to 
> > go with this.
> Replace everything.  Seriously.  When my coupe
> used to "clunk" at 
> various times, I slowly started replacing suspension
> components.  Which 
> each replacement, the clunk got quieter.  By the time
> I'd done 
> everything, it was almost impossible to hear, so I think I
> fixed it.
> -- 
> Huw Powell
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