Audi A3 making grinding, ratteling noise in low gears 1st and 2nd

Tiny
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  • 1997 AUDI A3
  • 110,000 MILES

Hi my a3 has recently developed a grinding, ratteling noise coming from the front of the car. The noise gets louder if I have been on a long journey, it only makes this noise when im not acelerating or putting the clutch down, example when coming to a junction slowley, it dosent make the noise when the car stops. It startd only making the noise in first but it does it in second now aswell, please help

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 10:18 AM

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Tiny
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You have some bearing failing inside the box. It will have to come out to be repaired. The longer you wait the more damage may be happening.

Roy

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 11:56 AM
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Can I order parts online if so, what and how much?

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 1:21 PM
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Do you what sort of bearing and where abouts?

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 1:37 PM
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You will only know this when it is broken down and inspected by a shop.

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 4:09 PM

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