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RE: S4 trans hum

Hey, don't panic - check simple things first: wheel bearings and oil
level in rear differential.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Zibracorp@aol.com [SMTP:Zibracorp@aol.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, September 17, 1997 2:32 AM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	S4 trans hum
> I posted a request for phone info for my recent S4 purchase with an
> aside
> about a hum/groan that seems to come from my rear end, and was blown
> away by
> someone that had a similar noise and had to replace the entire
> transmission.
> Does anyone else have any experience with this noise? It sounds like a
> hum or
> grumble coming from the rear of the car, and is only apparent above 65
> mph or
> so. I have only driven the car once on the highway, and will spend
> more time
> assessing the noise and its origins.
> Does anyone have any warranty strategies to share, the car is a '93
> with 48K,
> and is out of warranty as far as I know. I have a friend of a friend
> who is a
> dealer mechanic and may be helpful also.
> Thanks,
> Art McKinley