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Just after a bit of help from people before I go back to Audi again!

I have a 2009 A4 SE Exec 2.0TDI. It went in for its first service December 2010 (20,000 miles) and they picked up there was a problem with the NSF track rod and it needed replacing.

They replaced this part and set back up the tracking and the problems started. When driving at 60mph+ there is a shudder coming through the car (as if the wheel was out of balance). Took the car back and they checked the car and tracking and tweeked this and said it could be the ball joints as there was a advisory notice that there was an issue with these. So both front ball joints have been replaced. No different, and the problem got worse.
So the car was rejected and they checked the balancing and said there was mud in the wheels, cleaned it up and said its ok now!

It settled down slightly after this but is back again. Had the wheels off and cleaned they to check, and doesn't make a difference. Had the car to an independent garage to check the balancing and it was slightly out so paid to get this corrected and the problem still exists.

So at the moment I am looking for any ideas as to what it could be before going back to audi. There is no shudder under braking and the car doesn't pull to one side or the other when driving.

Andy
 

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Andy,

I just had a similar issue. I knew that my tires needed rotating so I took it to my local tire store for that and to balance them (I was getting some shaking too). My 09 A4 came with Pirelli's on it.

When they pulled the tires off to balance, they called me back in the shop and 1 of the tires had the steel belts separating from the tire. They said that the others could likely go also, so I got $800 lighter in the pocketbook with 4 new Continentals and it's as quite and smooth as can be.

If no one has looked at the tires, it might be worth a shot.

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Hi Andy,

I had the same problem on my car and all of the parts you mentioned and most of the front suspension componants were replaced as well as all the brakes. After the 5th time returning the car to Audi, they sent the wheels in to a company that x-rays the wheels and found that two wheels were not round but out by 1mm from hitting a pothole in the road. The wheels were straightened and the vibration is gone.

Hope this helps.

Alan
 

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Problem sorted it appears. Had 40k service at the dealership (different to the one I had been going to) and they found the track rod end on the NSF that had been replaced was faulty! They replaced, balanced wheels up as a quick check and tracked the car back up. Drives like new now and can't fault this other Audi dealers now! Plus there courtesy cars leave a smile when they give your the keys. New q5 first and then a TT! Can't complain there lol. For uk readers. I would avoid hull Audi like the plague, and Audi uk aren't much better either when you really need them
 
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