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Re: clank!

>strange noises:
>I put my 1985 4ksq in reverse, and turn the wheel all the way (either
>side) while I back up to turn around in a tight space. after a few feet,
>I hear a clank once, at a noticeable volume. As I accelerate in a strait
>line after the turning maneuver, occasionally I will hear a quieter, but
>similarly sounding clank, particularly if the preceding clank was loud.
>I have replaced the front struts since I noticed this noise, but it
>still remains. After quite a bit of looking at the suspension, I cannot
>find any worn/bent parts, and I have replaced the steering tie rod ends.
>Still noisy! Perhaps the problem resides in the rack and pinion? I do
>notice a slight movement in the steering wheel on the primary clank. Any
>suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Umm, i am not even close to an expert, hell, i am really just talking 
aout of my ass, but that sounds like your diff may be locked.  I had a 
similar clank happen once with my diffs.  When you are doing the tight 
turn, does it get difficult to keep going, by that i mean, do you start 
to feel resistance?


please dont hurt my guys, if i am way off....

Michael Sheridan Williams

My new one: 1985 4000 S Quattro
166,000+ miles, and going like a new car

1985 Coupe GT(for sale, cheap, $1000)
163,000+ miles