S4 suspension clunking

Richard van der Hoff quattro at rvanderhoff.org.uk
Thu Jun 18 10:38:19 PDT 2009

Hi Mike,

Ah, now this sounds like an excellent option. And yep you're right, ebay
seems a much better option than trying to get it shipped from the US.

Thanks for the tips about fitting. I'm trying to decide if I should do
this myself. Any words of advice on tools I'm likely to need, beyond
spanners, sockets and a torque wrench? (And apparently potentially a
blowtorch and a drill :/).



mike wrote:
> 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
>> http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi
>> http://www.humanthoughts.org/
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