Vibration on B5 A4 Avant

jlagnese at jlagnese at
Tue Jan 21 08:17:32 PST 2014

Rotate the tires to see if there is an improvement. 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Werner Raschdorf" <wraschdorf at> 
To: quattro at 
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:37:51 AM 
Subject: Vibration on B5 A4 Avant 

Hi Everyone, 

I recently had 4 new tires mounted and balanced on my 2000 A4 Avant. 2.8 
V6. Also had a 4 wheel alignment done at the same time. After taking it on 
the road, I notice a vibration that starts around 55mph and gets worse 
until approx. 80mph. Then after 80 mph it dampens out again. I feel the 
vibration in the steering wheel and the frame of the car. 
I took the car back to the guy that did the work and he found that some of 
the weights on one of the front wheels had fallen off. He did the balancing 
again on all 4 wheels. It got better but still did not go away. I also had 
him check the wheel bearings and control arms and he says they are fine. 
The car is stock except that 3 years ago I mounted 17" rims and tires on it 
from a 2007 S line A4. When I mounted them I did have to install H+R wheel 
spacers to fit the larger wheel. The shocks are original as are the control 
arms and wheel bearings. Outer Tie rod ends have been replaced 2 times 
before. The car has 98,500 miles on it. The shocks seem stiff when pushed. 
I'm not sure the guy I went to was the sharpest pencil in the box since he 
can't seem to diagnose the problem. Any suggestions on where to start 
looking for my problem? 
Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a reputable Audi suspension 
shop in the Boca Raton, Fl. area? 


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