It is never pleasing to discover a sound on your vehicle that you don’t know where it comes from. You may be wanting to know what to do when you detect a reversing gear noise that persists on your Audi Q3? Any gearbox problem can be severe, but before making sure, it is better to do a few investigations. Our team has created this paper to help you solve it. First, we will see what the sources and the different gearbox noises can be on Audi Q3, and second, what are the solutions available to you.reverse-gear-noise-audi-q3

Classical reverse Audi Q3 noises and some tips to protect your gearbox

Why does the reversing of my Audi Q3 make a different noise from my other speeds?

De facto, integrating all gears, bearings and pinions into a gearbox is a difficult task. The noise induced by the reversing of your Audi Q3 is logical. It can be explained in a fairly simple way. Indeed, the gears used for conventional speeds (1st to 5th or 6th) are so-called “helical” gears (oblique gears) . The use of such a pinion makes the noise caused by the gears less strong than with spur gears chosen for the reverse gear.

Tips to reduce wear on your clutch and gearbox

  • Don’t give a big boost:
    Indeed, if you kick the throttle hard when you are in reverse or when you put the vehicle in the revs, you risk to burn your clutch or gnawing at the gearbox pinions.

  • Never reverse while the vehicle is in motion or vice versa:
    Reversing the direction of operation of the gearbox during operation is a very bad plan. Indeed, the pressure you will exert on the gears will be significant and you will make a premature wear and tear of the gears. You can even break the gears of your gearbox at speed by doing so. It will therefore be completely typical if you notice a reverse noise on your Audi Q3 if you shift gear under these conditions.

Diverse Audi Q3 reversing noises and their triggers

Finally in this section, we will move on to what you are probably most curious about in this page, to learn about the origin of reversing noise on Audi Q3. Here are the 3 typical noises you may be victim of.

I notice a grinding noise when starting in reverse gear

If you discover a grinding noise when you start in reverse with your Audi Q3, it may be the engine mounts that are tired. Indeed, when the engine is in reverse gear, due to the pinions we saw above the vibrations produced by the gearbox are higher and it is therefore possible that due to their wear the silentblocks no longer absorb the engine vibrations well. In this case, do not hesitate to check out this content for more details about strut mount noises on Audi Q3.

An increased reverse knocking noise on Audi Q3X

If you are subject to a knocking noise when you are in reverse with your Audi Q3 and this noise tends to increase as you gain speed. It is possible that you are going through a serious problem that needs to be resolved quickly before wrecking your entire gearbox. Indeed, an intensifying rattling noise means that the gears are damaged. If they are, debris will disperse to the rest of the box and damage other gears quickly. Take your vehicle to your repair shop quickly or check out this content page about gearbox noise on Audi Q3 for more details.

I discover a noise when I go in reverse

Listening a noise when you shift into reverse is normal and relating to the gears and sprockets used in the gearbox. If, on the other hand, you have the feeling that your Audi Q3 reverse gear makes more noise than before, it is possible that filings have been made and are moving around in it. It is therefore time to empty the box.