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Funny, I just had my CQ up on a lift to get the exhaust welded where it
wore thru from a rubber donut dying and dropping it onto the rear
halfshaft. My left rear tire has been wearing a lot on the outside edge
and the car is squirrelly (sp?).

I found both inner tie-rod ends were loose about 3 weeks ago, and fixed
*that*, but the car still felt squirrelly. Guess what I discovered while
peering at the bottom (Bob, don't go there...) of my Coupe? A crack in
the rear subframe! I had the exhaust guy weld it while he had the car
up, so now I have a little breathing room before I replace the subframe.

Moral - Don't just start replacing stuff until you know what the problem

On a side note to Doug, and others: could you change your address book
entry for the qlist to something more than just "Q" (or "q", for that
matter)? It's a bitch writing an inbox rule that recognizes "Q", how
about "Q L"? If it's a PITA, I can work around it, but it sure would be
nice... TIA.

Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe quattro 20v, Red/Black
quattro Owners Club member P877

Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
Work: Charter Systems, Inc., West Newton, MA, USA

>From: 	dougev[SMTP:dougev@newpig3.newpig.com]
>Dan and others.  I replaced my two front dif bushings and it didn't make any
>difference.  I still have a clunk.  While under the car doing the repair I
>kind of hit the sub frame near the left bushing with my palm (hard) and I
>heard my clunk.  I could get the same results with the right side but not as
>loud.  Knowing what a pain those are to replace I might live with the clunks
>for a while.  Moral of the story...get under the car and wack the sub frame
>with your palm to see if you hear a clunk.