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Re: Broken Axle on 87 Audi 4000CS

I did not mean the center locked.  I meant the front.


> In a message dated 9/28/99 10:22:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> mardkins@email.msn.com writes:
> > Sounds to me like the differential is locked.  That would snap a shaft.
> I'd tend to doubt that generally...Unless you've got reman axles and an
> abusive operator. I run my ole '84 with a full time locked centre and
> pushbutton rear lock without ill effects, and it's my often daily driver.
> It's still 100% with lots of street miles and one ProRally school under
> belt. Not that it's any easy car to park by any means!
> The first reason I can think of for cv joint breakage beside normal wear
> would be an improper replacement. If the shaft length isn't correct for
> application+side+f/r it'll stress the cage enough for a quick break.
> Cheers,
> Chris Semple
> '87 4000q
>    '84 4000q 2.3L Lightweight
>        '86 4000q
>            '83 ur-q
>                '98 A4q 30v
>                    '97 A6q Avant, in many pieces