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    A4 2.0TDi Clutch vibration

    Hello All,

    I dropped my 2009 Audi A4 to a local independant garage the other day for a service, usual oil change, filters etc.

    Before I dropped the car in, I had noticed a little vibration in the clutch (nothing huge), and the fact that it was quite noticable (there is a slight noise) when changing from 1st to second gear. I wasn't overly worried, but I did ask the garage to have a quick look at it.

    The garage called me just now and have advised that among other things, the A4 needs the following and will cost so many euros (I'm in Ireland, also bearing in mind I had this car serviced last year).

    Front Suspension Drivers side bottom balljoint worn 190
    Passenger side steering inner tie rod link worn 240
    Noise from clutch plate / Bearing 740 to remove gear box to replace clutch

    My questions are

    1) Should I be worried about the clutch issue? Am I better off getting this resolved before it gets worse and breaks, costing me more than it might if I fixed this now
    2) How likely is it that the balljoint and inner tie road links are worn, given that the car was serviced last year, and nothing was noticed. A little bit of me is wondering if the garage are trying to make me fix unnecessary things so they can get more business
    3) How realistic are the prices I'm being quoted?


    Thanks in advance for any feedback/insight you might be able to provide.

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    Re: A4 2.0TDi Clutch vibration

    Quote Originally Posted by davido View Post
    The garage called me just now and have advised that among other things, the A4 needs the following

    Front Suspension Drivers side bottom balljoint worn €190
    Passenger side steering inner tie rod link worn €240
    Noise from clutch plate / Bearing €740 to remove gear box to replace clutch
    I'd be taking it to a main dealer for the balljoint/steering rod under warranty.

    Hopefully someone else will answer the clutch question ...
    2011 A4 Avant, 3.0TDI, quattro, S tronic, S line, sports suspension, sports differential, lava grey.

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    Re: A4 2.0TDi Clutch vibration

    I would be TELLING Audi Ireland that they WILL be fixing that ALL under warranty, no arguments!
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    Re: A4 2.0TDi Clutch vibration

    thanks for the replies.
    For my education, what, based on my brief description of the clutch issue, might be the underlying root cause of the clutch problem?

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    Re: A4 2.0TDi Clutch vibration

    A faulty DMF (Dual Mass Flywheel), they just do that sometimes, especially if give abuse such as riding the clutch at junctions. If it is burnt out, they may refuse a warranty claim.
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    Re: A4 2.0TDi Clutch vibration

    if this a b8 then then take it to the dealer as there are known issues with the input shaft, release arm and dmf spigot bearing collapsing

    if the spigot has collapsed you will need a new input shaft and clutch as well

    ball joints built before a certain date suffered from insufficient lubrication and again are a know concern

 

 

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