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Re: sounds like this is going to be expensive

Sounds like your throwout bearing in the tranny may be toast.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Livolsi, Stephane <livols1@investorsgroup.com>
To: 'Audi Quattro List' <quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 1999 3:24 PM
Subject: sounds like this is going to be expensive

> I was under the hood of the 5k earlier today still working on the idle
> and I noticed an unpleasant noise coming from the back of the engine.
> Hope someone can help me diagnose....
> It sounds very mechanical and metallic and dry. (sounds very similar to
> the sound a starting motor sometimes makes after it starts the car and
> the pinion gear is winding down to a stop... especially if the bearing
> is going)... and it happens as the engine revs are coming down.  I
> manually move the linkage to increase rpms and when I let go this noise
> starts and only lasts a second or two.  The noise does not start til
> rpms get down to around 1500 or so and as rpm's drop it goes away.  It
> really sounds like its coming from the rear of the valvecover but it
> could be further down. The car is standard transmission and is obviously
> out of gear when I do this, but the clutch is not pushed in.  Could it
> be a gear or bearing in the transmission? Are there any tranny
> gears/bearings moving when the tranny is out of gear but clutch is out?
> Otherwise, what could it be - rear cam or crank bearing, distributor
> gear?
> Stephane Livolsi
> 180 Yorston St
> Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
> ph 250-392-2637
> fax 250-392-2693
> '86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)