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Re: failing front cv or trans bearing?
I think my 1986 2.2L Coupe GT might be doing the same thing. It used to let
out a short high pitched squeek when I speed shifted it into 3rd. It would
also do it if I goosed it in say second gear going about 10mph. I noticed
today however, that it did it if I let off the gas to fast when it was cold.
I think it may be an engine mount because it only does it at times when you
would expect excess engine movement. I thought it could've been my clutch
too, but it doesn't slip. The other strange thing is that it doesn't do it
when I drive it all the time. It did it today after being in and out of
maintenance shops for over a week. I don't think it's a CV joint or the
Transmission because they don't sound like that. Tranny's usually emit a
loud whine when failing, your CV joints will knock when going around very
Sounds like we have the same problem.
>From: "Tyler Schultz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: failing front cv or trans bearing?
>Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 09:33:15 PST
> My 88 vw quantum syncro has a high pitch chirping sound coming from the
>front wheel drivetrain (it seems to be close to the trans on the passenger
>side). This sound only occurs when I am decelerating in gear. As soon as
>push the clutch in, the sound goes away, and there is no sound when I coast
>out of gear. The chirp is faster at high speeds (actual speed not engine
>speed) and slower at low speeds. The sound (which reminds me of loud
>crickets) has been constant (not changing in pitch or volume) for about 900
>miles now and I am driving it daily. When I go down hills I coast out of
>gear but when I shift back into gear the drivetrain chirps as I engage the
>clutch. To reiterate, the sound only happens when i take my foot off the
>gas in any gear. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas that might help me
>find the source of this sound they would be greatly appreciated.
> Tyler Schultz
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