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Took possession of my V6 TDi today but already have a problem. When I accelerate briskly and then take my foot off there is a squealing noise, sounds like a belt but seems to come from mid or rear of vehicle?? Anyone any ideas? SHoudl I take it someone who knows these cars and ask for an opinion?
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hello & welcome , now accelerating briskly together with squealing from the mid/rear ???? is it one of those children you got in the back?
 

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Well that did not take long. We drove down the road and got a fairly instant diagnosis of prop shaft...which is unsurprising. Quite won over to the garage (VAS Motion in Guildford): clean, fast and friendly as well as seeming to know about Tregs. Will post when know how much it is since others seem to have had this done (an how easily the dealer who sold the car pays up)
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I was originally going to suggest prop shaft as the location of the noise was spot on for this now well known problem, but the noise is usually there to a greater or lesser degree depending upon road speed/gear selected and therefore the rotation speed of the prop itself - unless, as happened with me [and others] you have an immediate and total failure of the bearing in which case the noise and severe rotational impacts make the car undriveable.

Good luck getting it sorted.
 

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Yes well that is how it developed, now squeaks reliably over 40 mph. I suspect that the engine braking when I took my foot off perhaps provoked the propshaft a bit. I hope to avoid 'severe rotational impact' sounds painful
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I was originally going to suggest prop shaft as the location of the noise was spot on for this now well known problem, but the noise is usually there to a greater or lesser degree depending upon road speed/gear selected and therefore the rotation speed of the prop itself - unless, as happened with me [and others] you have an immediate and total failure of the bearing in which case the noise and severe rotational impacts make the car undriveable.

Good luck getting it sorted.
 

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Yes - it is noticeably worse on the over-run but when they really let go you'll know about it.

I was very lucky that it happened in my drive so I just went back into the house, rang the AA and had a coffee whilst waiting for the recovery truck!
 

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Prop shaft replaced and squeal now gone...worn bearing. I also had a slight juddeer at 80+ mph the sort you notice when driving but not is a passenger...this has now gone too. Total cost was £920 at VW specialist (Vasmotion)in Guildford.
It is good to have the car working as it should
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