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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 
tight turns.


Sounds like we have the same problem.

>From: "Tyler Schultz" <lakefly@hotmail.com>
>To: quattro@audifans.com
>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.
>Thank you,
>   Tyler Schultz
>   Telluride,CO
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