Hi all, I have a problem and I hope some of you might be able to give me
some help. I have a 2001 A4 Quattro, 5 speed. It has 60K miles on it. In
the last week or so I've noticed that there seems to be a humming type of
noise coming from the right rear (I think...sometimes noise can be
deceiving). The sound almost seems like the noise you used to get when you
put snow tires on a car. My tires are in excellent shape, so I don't think
they are the problem.
The sound is more noticable at higher speeds and increases as speed
increases. If I put the clutch in, or shift to neutral at a high speed
(60mph or so), the sound remains. I haven't noticed this sound before this.
I am thinking something in a bearing or axle? What are your thoughts?
Anyone experience anything similar to this?
I'm not too familiar with Audi running gear (axles, bearings, CV joints,
etc.), but I am a pretty fair backyard mechanic, so I will be able to
comprehend any suggestions. Any help or suggestions would be greatly
appreciated. Thank You