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Re: 89 100 E strange wheel problem

    Welcome to the qlist, Jim! You mention returning from vacation, so I
assume your car was sitting for a while. The most likely cause of your
problem is the brake disc rusting under the brake pads and seizing to the
pads. If this was the case, you should be able to see a patch of rust in the
shape of a brake pad on the disc surface. This is a particular problem if
you leave the car sitting out in the rain/snow/sleet for several weeks or
put it away after driving on a wet day.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  269k km
-----Original Message-----
From: jim <jscherzi@vvs-wettel.moric.org>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 6:36 PM
Subject: 89 100 E strange wheel problem

>I've been lurking on the qlist since I received my mother's 89 100 E. I
>have never needed anything fixed quickly enough to risk doing it myself
>(other than bulb replacement, which I can handle). Now back from
>vacation I took the car out to make sure it would run Monday morning,
>put it in reverse and as I stepped on the gas felt a resistance similar
>to the effect of backing over something. Checked, nothing, continued to
>back up and still felt the resistance. Got out again and noticed a long
>streak in the dirt under the back passenger tire, evidently it had not
>been turning. I pulled it back it the garage and heard a loud thud from
>the rear area and could see the tire now turning. Hand brake was not
>engaged as it has not worked in years. Any ideas?
>89 100 E, 160k (only ever seen one other 'E' model)