[200q20v] jitters

Mike Miller mikemilr at blackfoot.net
Wed Feb 14 21:19:48 EST 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net>

> I do also have significant drivetrain play, which I've mentioned to the
> list before with no responses.  I can, with the car jacked up on one
> wheel, rotate the wheel something between 1/4 to 1/8th turn before I hear
> various clunks along the drivetrain and things lock up.

When I had a lot of drivetrain play, it was cured with a new driveshaft.
Fortunately, I was under warranty at the time. Cost is about 1k as I recall.
I do seem to recall that the U-joints from some BMW will work and cost about
$180. Perhaps this is in the mother list  archives somewhere as I had mine
done at least 3 yrs ago.

When you lift the throttle and the gear shift moves, the most likely cuplrit
is the rear tranny mounts. $40 or so as I recall.

No idea on the surging. Have you checked all the fuses? One of them, front
row as I recall, that appears not to be even used, will cause a wandering
idle. Don;t ask how I learned that ;-)

mike miller

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