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Re: A4 Driveline Shudder
At 10:44 PM 12/10/96 -0800, you wrote:
>There maybe a service bulletin on it. The 100/A6 V6 has a similar problem
>at a particulat rpm. If I remember correctly it has something to do with
>the position of the exhaust pipes. If you look under a V6 you'll notice
>the catalytic converters are mounted to some spring loaded mounting they
>look like they are adjusterable. There was a technical service bulletin
>on the subject for the 100/A6 with the V6.
>If I remembered correctly Jim Griffins' 100 V6 has that adjustment done. So
>maybe some of the A4s with the V6 are suffering from the same problem.
Yep, Anthony remembered correctly. Mine has had that adjustment done. The
TSB called for fixing a driveline vibration in the 1800-2000 rpm range. When
I was having other service done, I brought the TSB with me, and had the
dealer make the adjustment.
It involved lining up the dual exhaust system, as well as checking some
mounts etc... (I'd have to pull the TSB to state all the facts!)
And if I remember correctly, I don't think they charged me for it!! Yeehaw!!
It seemed to make a difference. There is still a slight bit noticeable, but
very little. Probably the sort that is common with any FWD vehicle.
I don't think the A4 was being imported here when that TSB came out, but it
is always possible that the A4 with the V-6 has a similar problem. Perhaps
Audi has just not realized that the same problem exists with the A4? I
suppose if enough A4 owners request Audi to fix it, they'll send out a TSB.
If any A4 owners who have the "shakes" real bad would like to know the TSB #
or get a copy of it from me, let me know. Maybe you can have the dealer look
at it from this perspective.
If you need more info, feel free to e-mail me.
"Perception is often stronger than reality!"