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RE: Help w/ a couple 4KCSQ problems

Thanks to all who responded to my post.

I checked the suspension a little more closely today.  On a level surface, the
rr spring is looks intact (spring doesn't appear broken, mounts don't appear
bent, etc).  However, the spring on the right seems slightly more compressed
than the left spring.  Specifically, on the right side, the top end of the
spring is almost touching the coil below it, yet on the left, it looks like
there's about 1/2" or more of space between the top end of the spring and the
next coil down.  Suppose this could be the cause of my problem, but I always
thought springs maintained their shape forever?!?!?

Mark Hilbush
Baltimore, MD
87 4KCSQ

> Corner sitting lower prolly isn't from worn shock. Check for a broken
> spring (count turns on high side vs. low side, unlikely) or other busted
> suspension piece, like the top mounting point for the shock/spring.
> Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
> 1990 Coupe Quattro
> >----------
> >From:  Mark Hilbush[SMTP:73441.73@CompuServe.COM]
> >Sent:  Friday, May 17, 1996 3:16 PM
> >To:    Quattro
> >Subject:       Help w/ a couple 4KCSQ problems
> >
> >2. On a level surface, the right rear of my car sits about 1/2" to 3/4"
> >lower
> >than the left.  RR tire (205/50-15) rubs a bit on big bumps.  Car still
> >has oe
> >springs and shocks.  Could a bad shock cause this?  Checked the RR
> >shock and
> >found no leaking.  Shocks are worn all around, but only the RR seems to
> >be
> >sitting low.
> >
> >TIA.
> >
> >Mark Hilbush
> >Baltimore, MD
> >87 4KCSQ