I noticed today that my car makes a very scary noise in the driveline at very low speeds i.e. <10km/h. I think its the diff, but not 100% sure. I don't think its the trans, its just had the S5 replaced and had a full service and the guy said it was in pretty good nick. The noise is a kind of clunking and its worse in reverse. Could the diff need oil in it? I hope it doesn't result in me having to replace the diff, coz I CAN'T afford it. :(
I thought it may be the uni's as there is a bit of a clunk between R and D that sounds like the uni's picking up slack. It's very difficult to pin point where the noise is comming from while sitting in the drivers seat, I haven't had the chance to get someone else to drive it so I can have a good listen and look. From what I can tell its comming from the back end of the car.
WBT56 is probably right, I thought it was a single "clunk" but on re-reading the post it was a "clunk,clunk, clunk". Diffs usually go "whir,whir,whir" or "grind, grind, grind", but I think there is room for a "clunk,clunk,clunk" in there somewhere.
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