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Re: Broken Axle on 87 Audi 4000CS
I meant locked as in broken. But considering she drove it home it clearly
was not that.
> I think that we're talking about a FWD automatic tranny equipped vehicle
> here .. the original poster said nothing about quattro and mentioned terms
> like "drive" and "reverese" in their post.
> Even on a quattro it is not possible to lock the front diff in any event.
> I'd suggest that the best way to get to the bottom of the problem is to do
> bit of failure analysis on the broken half shafts. What exactly failed on
> the two that broke? Did the same one break each time?
> It sounds as though the person with the problem needs to try to find
> service provider to look at their car! Perhaps if you would tell us where
> you are located we might be able to point you to a reputable service
> facility ...
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > I did not mean the center locked. I meant the front.
> > Pat
> > > In a message dated 9/28/99 10:22:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > > firstname.lastname@example.org 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
> > it's
> > > 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
> > the
> > > 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