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RE: quattro-digest V3 #382
Check out Fred's Driveaxles... Following is from an earlier post.
>They are on Dan's audi parts vendor list
>their address is www.axlenet.com
>All rebuilt Audi driveaxles are $107 (even V8 !)
>It seemed like a good rebuild to me, and so far no problems,
>also they have lifetime warrantee on the rebuilt axles.
>Scott McPherson, Syracuse, NY
>From: Robert Bauer[SMTP:102263.2714@CompuServe.COM]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 1996 1:57 AM
>To: Paul Lewandowski
>Cc: Quattro List
>Subject: quattro-digest V3 #382
>>I'm having a problem with an odd noise coming from the vehicle while its
>>driven. The sound is similar to that of when you stick something in the
>>spokes of a bicycle. There's a constact ticking or tacking while the car
>>being driven. As I increase the speed of the car, the ticks per
>>also increase. Drivability isn't affected, but my conern is that maybe
>>time the noise will lead to something catastrophic. The car has 38,000
>How much backlash do you get when you let off the throttle. Check the
>shaft C/V joints (most likely the front). It is not a common problem but
>joint could be bad. Check to make sure that when you turn the drive shaft
>joint has no play in it. Crawl under the car and turn the shaft by hand.
>have a bad joint on my '88 80q and it can be fixed for ~$250. Anderson
>going to do mine. AoA sells the whole shaft for ~$900. Like I said it's
>common but something to check. Hope this helps.