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Old 03-10-2019, 10:39 AM
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My 2015 4.0T warranty expires at the end of the month. Taking it in for the Fuel Pressure Damper Recall and 45,000 mile service/brake fluid flush (Audi Care). While it's there I want to have it checked out for any other warranty issues/defects (it goes into CPO warranty for 2 more years but will then have an $85 deductible). The things I've mentioned to the dealer are:

-front suspension squeaks/chirps when going over speed bumps (sway bar end links, lower control arms, struts?)
-1000/3000 RPM vibration (don't feel at 1000 RPMs but feel at 3000--downpipes?)
-drops Sirius presets occasionally but don't think there's anything that can be done

Any other things I may have overlooked? Think it's worth paying an independent audi mechanic to do an inspection or not since I will still have the CPO backstop?

Car has been great for the past year--love it and the engine!

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I’ll be in exact same situation with a 3.0 in 4 months. Please chime in. Sometimes I hear a roar at low coasting speeds. Sounds like in right front area.
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My drivers front is growling away at 42,000 miles. I would have yours looked into, my dealer wants $850 to change just the wheel bearing! I would do it myself, except these are pressed into the hub, and I don't have a press to change them. I wish they sold them as part of a hub assembly also, but no dice.

Good news is my great indi, will change it out for $375. At that price, and for what I have paid for hubs on other vehicles in the past (parts only), I am more than happy to let them wrestle with it for a couple of hours...
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My drivers front is growling away at 42,000 miles. I would have yours looked into, my dealer wants $850 to change just the wheel bearing! I would do it myself, except these are pressed into the hub, and I don't have a press to change them. I wish they sold them as part of a hub assembly also, but no dice.

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Not hard. I just do it with a vice and hand tools. It's a cartridge assembly so just bolts to steering knuckle with four triple square bolts. First you unbolt that assembly so it is now loose from the steering knuckle. Then you support it appropriately and sledge the hub out--with a std .socket of the right diameter as the press tool equivalent. Remount is simple; just squeeze the two parts together slowly between some wood blocks in a decent bench vice.

Hardest part of job is actually the center axle bolt. Maybe 6-800 ft pounds of effective force to loosen. Needs to be pretty well tightened already before loading it or you can ruin the new bearing. I do it standing on like 6 ft or longer piece of heavy pipe as the lever arm extension while supporting the socket or extension with a jack stand. Have snapped the breaker bar that I slip the pipe over occasionally. Beyond most 1/2" drive air impact guns to drive off; the pro tool is probably a torque multipler.

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How do you know if the wheel bearings are bad?

My 2013 4.0T warranty ends in 4 weeks. Already had the 1k / 3k fix, the pvc valve, as well as the bushings. Iím hoping most of the regular items are already replaced.
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You can usually hear them roaring while you drive when they start to go out, also sometimes you can check for play on them by jacking up the front end and pulling/pushing on the wheel to see if it moves/wiggles.
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