Cracking sound when turning?


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    Cracking sound when turning?

    Hello all,

    Recently I've noticed what can only be described as a constant cracking sound when turning the wheels at low speeds on my 2010 R8 V10. It seems to be coming from the driver's side front wheel area. It sounds worse when I turn to the right, but it is there if I turn to the left as well. Does anybody have an idea what this might be?

    This may be unrelated, but I've also noticed a "sticky" noise coming from my tires at higher speeds, almost as if glue were stuck to them.

    While I haven't yet physically checked, my car should have the structural reinforcement plates since it was completed in mid December 2009.

    This is very different from the quattro "judder" that is common on R8s as well.

    Please turn your volume up - cracking from 4 seconds onwards.

    Last edited by Cires; 08-09-2017 at 12:14 PM.

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    Re: Cracking sound when turning?

    Yes, it doesn't sound like the common judder that occurs with slow speed turning - no "cracking" there, for sure.

    Have you inspected the suspension?
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    Re: Cracking sound when turning?

    CV joint??
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    Re: Cracking sound when turning?

    Here's the video as promised (cracking from 4 seconds onwards):

    In the video, it comes across more as clicking - in person it sounds like something is cracking apart.
    Last edited by Cires; 08-09-2017 at 12:20 PM.

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    Re: Cracking sound when turning?

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmaass View Post
    Yes, it doesn't sound like the common judder that occurs with slow speed turning - no "cracking" there, for sure.

    Have you inspected the suspension?
    I haven't had a chance to yet - I was originally thinking CV joint as ULTIMATEPD suggested but I'm not sure it would sound quite like this.

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    Re: Cracking sound when turning?

    A bad CV joint would produce a ticking / knocking sound
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    Re: Cracking sound when turning?

    Lift the car and check. It might be a plastic broken piece somewhere near the wheel area

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    Re: Cracking sound when turning?

    Quote Originally Posted by ingsteve View Post
    Lift the car and check. It might be a plastic broken piece somewhere near the wheel area
    Let's hope so, otherwise I'm guessing it's going to be expensive.

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    Re: Cracking sound when turning?

    No...either cv or something loose...otherwise you cannot drive safetly

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    There are a lot of used axles for sale on ebay. I sold mine to someone who had failed CV joints.
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