I had the same problem last year on my TT. Had the tires balanced twice
by large tire shops & still had the problem. Then, while getting my
inspection sticker at a small country gas station, I askd about having
the tires balanced. The did & I haven't had a problem in a year.
On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 21:51:53 -0400, Going firstname.lastname@example.org (Lee
Funny. I had a completely different problem with an old Renault back
in the 20th century that couldn't be fixed the the dealer. I took it
to my cormer gas and presto! Some times you'd think that the dealers
hire the bottom 10th of the class for the shop. And the bottom 10th
for the rest of the operation. Do I sound cranky? I love my A4, I just
don't like getting it near the shop.
check tire balance.
Out of balance tier vibration never goes away at higher speeds, it
just gets into a "phase synchronization" (it gets hidden)
I had a vibration at 70+ and brought it back to the dealer who said
that they can't/will not test the car at over the speed limit. (55 in
my area of New Jersey). I told then to balance the tires anyhow, I
would pay for it. (still under warranty). they said thay balanced
them, didn't charge me ( as a courtesy). The vibration was sitll
there, but not as bad. I brought it to my old mechanic, he said 3 of
the 4 were out of balance, he re-balanced them, It has been perfect
'01 A6 quatro, pre-owned certified?.
Love the car, (am radio reception stinks.)
It's most likely what everyone else is saying: a wheel/tire balance
issue. However, it could be the tires themselves if you happen to be running
a particular set of popular replacements.
I was just in the market for TT tires last week, and numerous sources
(tirerack.com, local shops, etc.) told me that there's an ongoing issue with
Continental ContiExtremeContact tires being manufactured "out of round" - a
condition in which a tire is, like it sounds, inately unbalanced and
unbalancable. Thus, if these are what you're running on the car, you may
want to get that checked out first, before wasting time and money having a
remedy applied which won't accomplish anything.
2002 A4 3.0Q
2005 TT 3.2 DSG (picking it up this Wednesday!)
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