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Re: Clunk!

> Al - I have EXACTLY the same problem on a '88 90q...hmmm, other than being
> Audi's, what do they have in common?  Because mine's a manual, yours auto;
> mine quattro, yours FWD; mine a 90, yours a 200.  I have also checked
> engine/tranny/diff mounts and they seem fine.  The clunk sounds kind of like
> CV joints, except that it is located further back in the car, and you can
> feel something hitting underneath the car.  I was thinking maybe the
> driveshaft going to the back of the car, but your car doesn't have one.  I
> checked exhaust also.  I can't duplicate it by putting on the brake and
> slipping the clutch a little to load up the drivetrain; nothing moves around
> that shouldn't.  And it's only when turning right, or occasionally on
> initial start.
> >Here's the description: the car won't do it on the lift - it has to be 
> >moving.  The clunk occurs most loudly when turning sharply from 
> >left to right; it's quite audible at low speed.  It is also sometimes 
> >audible when first accelerating after shifting from reverse to low, 
> >or over bumps.
I had this problem also,
change the bolts on the ball-joints they may look good but take 'em off,
you need a 17 mm ratchet and wrench and have something to push on to
release the pressure on the ball joint bolt.
Rich Andrews