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    1. Semi-n00b Scotbond's Avatar
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      Nov 15th, 2009
      2002 VW Golf V6 4-Motion 2.8L BDE
      04-09-2012 12:51 PM #1

      My Haldex system were making low drag noises when driving slowly on turns.
      ( parking ,etc )
      I was told it is natural and it is a result of rear/front power differences.
      anyway, I decided to replace Haldex filter and oil.
      I made an order last week - package hasn't arrived yet.

      Now comes the sad story
      I was driving real hard on Saturday during a VAG trip.
      Right after the trip everything was fine.

      On Sunday morning, I started the car and put to reverse.
      The Haldex was making a very very loud terrible dragging noise which shakes the whole car.
      Especially on turns.

      I did not continue driving with Haldex since then.
      I pulled out fuse #31 - Haldex is disabled now and noises are gone.
      ( I did try to enable it again after 24h , but still the same noise )

      so basically my questions are:
      How bad do you think I'm screwed?
      Did anyone ever encountered such problem after a strong driving session ?
      Could it be the fact that filter and oil when never replaced (afaik) and now
      the Haldex is ruined and will have to be replaced ?
      What are the chances for a mechanic to open-up the Haldex coupling and fix it ?!


    2. Member turbo4motion's Avatar
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      Jun 12th, 2007
      New Zealand
      Turbo 24V V6 4Motion Golf
      04-09-2012 08:56 PM #2

      You're better off posting in the R32 Forum or the Haldex Forum, as the vast majority of 24v VR6 owners on this forum are in the US, so their cars are FWD.
      Also, there's heaps of info in the Haldex forum relating to "noises" if you have the time to sort through it all.
      Luckily I've never had any issues with mine, so can't offer any other advice. But please post up what the fault/remedy is once it's resolved.

    3. Semi-n00b Scotbond's Avatar
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      Nov 15th, 2009
      2002 VW Golf V6 4-Motion 2.8L BDE
      04-10-2012 10:34 AM #3
      Thanks for your response,
      I actually found that there is a 4Motion forum only after posting,
      not sure if it's okay to double post the same message (?)
      or perhaps one of the managers can move it?
      As always I will update here on the outcome and analysis of this issue.

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