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Re: Is it toast?

> I rounded a bumpy corner and as I hit the straightaway (at about 45) the tach
> jumped to the redline and the car started to slow down...and make the most
> god-awful "whooooze kurk kurk kurk kurk kurk" noise from the front driver's
> side.  I immediately killed the engine and pulled to the side.  I put the car
> in park and started the engine, hoping everything would be okay.  Engine
> cranked up as normal.  Put car in gear and the car hit the redline, the
> speedo hit 60 mph and the car sat there sounding like a Cuisinart full of
> marbles.
> My first guess was a dead tranny, but the car was obviously engaging in gear.
>  Next guess is a dead CV joint...but this is totally unlike any CV problems
> I've ever had with any car.

Yeah, as the story progressed, I was thinking, sounds like the tranny is
spinning but its not getting to the wheels.

So stop trying to drive it (more $$$ things to break, btdt til I got
really old...) and place it somewhere gentle and calm.  Check for axles
not solidly connecting road wheels to transmission.  Consider
possibility of wrecked wheel bearings on whatever wheel suffers this

If both axles connected solidly to wheels and to tranny flanges, the
cuisinart is the final drive and the marbles used to be your
differential I think.

let's all hope that I am totally wrong and it is minor.

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250