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Creaking noise in MS3....

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I have owned my 2011 MS3 for roughly a year now, noticed a creaking noise coming from near the bottom of my firewall every time I apply throttle (even really light throttle) especially at low speeds, somewhat sounds like metal being stressed, the more I step in the more painful the creaking gets.

It's not really loud, I can drown it easily with music slightly turned up, it also disappears after I get into throttle and stay there, but it is still getting on my nerves.

Really wanted to fix it, but can't seem to find the actual cause. Doing research, most just suggested motor mounts were going bad, which I don't think is my case.

The problem doesn't seem to affect driving and my MS3 makes a lot of noises already, but it's just this one that seems to hurt(the odd feeling of pain :p).

Anyone had similar problems? Any suggestions?
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I would crawl underneath to both footwells and push with your hands underneath anything there to see if anything would creak. You can remove the radio and glove box to see anything there would do the same thing. I wouldn't think motor mounts either.
It sounds more like a metal on metal or bushing thing, can also be heard from outside as well(as long as I'm at low revs and my exhaust isn't drowning it), doesn't seem to creak when the clutch is in/neutral or even downshifting. Only when clutch engaged+application of throttle. Which sorta means it is triggered by torquing the motor in one direction.

Anyhow, thanks for the suggestions
I might as well try pushing the footwells along with tightening the RMM next time :p hope it fixes the problem.
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