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Do the struts move at the hat on audi tt mk1?

 
Old 03-09-2019, 08:35 AM
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I turn the wheel fully left or right and when I open the hood the hat of the strut left or 4ight has shifted back and in towards windshield. Is this normal for struts to have some play?
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:34 PM
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I've read that the front upper mounts go bad on these cars, i'm not sure if that's your problem though. I've never heard of play in a strut mount to be normal, but i've never done struts on an audi. I don't know much about these cars, but i've done a lot of suspension work.

If there's play that's noticable you should probably fix it asap. I do remember doing a caster sweep on alignment machines, but I never looked to see how much it changed the top of the strut while maxed out. I'm curious as to what the answer is.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:31 PM
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If I remember correctly, the strut mounts are the same as used on Mk.4 Golfs & Jettas, hence as they are meant for everyday drivers, they will wear sooner on TTs if you stress them with regularity. Denser strut mounts are available. From VAG, Cupra R mounts are imported by a few online shops, and (can't remember who, but you can Google it) a couple of aftermarket suppliers also sell even denser mounts for street and track application. Check with ECS and Google.
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There is a strut bearing under the bushing. Sounds like yours has seized. Not uncommon. As stated same parts as Mk4 Golf or Beetle.
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The strut mounts are old and deformed worn out and probably allowing the struts to move out of alignment. I think I'll replace them or get coilovers.
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