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Re: Re:Transmission Problem


    Shuddering at the point of clutch engagement is usually clutch related.
The clutch is not engaging smoothly, but is grabbing and releasing. This can
be caused by oil on the clutch from an engine or tranny shaft leak or by
glazing of the clutch disc surface.
    Is your clutch engaging high or low on the pedal? If it engages while
the pedal is close to the floor, it may not be releasing completely and this
would cause the tranny problems you are seeing. A similar problem is seen if
the seat is too far back to permit the clutch pedal to be fully depressed
when your leg is completely extended.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  260k km
-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Fry <afry@shrike.depaul.edu>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Saturday, October 10, 1998 12:52 AM
Subject: Re:Transmission Problem

>Just took the car out and noticed a shuddering in first and sometimes
>gear at the point where the clutch engages.  Any help would be greatly
>appreciated.  - Alan Fry
>I wrote:
>I have a 1986 Audi GT coupe.  The car has a fairly new clutch, slave
>cylinder, and master cylinder (all done by previous owner), and 125K miles.
>I haven't detected any leaks underneath the car.  The transmission is
>me problems. In gears 1 through 4, it seems that in general, if I rev the
>engine above 3000 - 4000 RPM, it doesn't want to let me shift into the next
>gear.  If I try and force it, the gears grind.  For example, if I redline
>in first gear, I have to shift to third or fourth, unless I try and match
>revs perfectly.  This hasn't really caused me any problems other than
>preventing me from accelerating very quickly and being annoying, because I
>rarely rev the engine that high anyway. However, today the problem seemed
>worse.  At times, it didn't want to shift even below 3000 RPM (it was the
>coldest it's been since I've owned the car, having bought it this summer,
>that means anything) The only thing that occurs to me is that the syncros
>are gone, but I wouldn't think all of them would be gone in a car with 125K
>(I've only owned it for the past 5 or 6K).  Being a college student, I'd
>rather not have to replace/rebuild the transmission, because of the
>but I will if I have no other options.  Can anyone think of other (cheaper)
>things to look at?  Also, I have found a good used transmission for a good
>price.  How many hours of labor would you estimate that the average repair
>shop would charge for the replacement?  Thanks.
>-Alan Fry
>-86 Audi Coupe GT