[200q20v] Tranny Replacement

Brett Dikeman brett at brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net
Mon Feb 19 12:06:31 EST 2001

Both my old 5000 and 200q20v did/do this.  The 200q20v less-so.

The noise can be aggrivated by the shifter getting pulled/pushed; the
selectors and forks in the tranny probably transmit the noise right up to

I would check that the shifter is properly aligned; try fiddling with the
shifter by pushing it slightly in different directions.

Incidentally, I just happened by Audiworld saturday.  They've got a
technical article on installing a driveshaft bracket of some kind that
braces the driveshaft and keeps it from flying around; apparently, we're
not the only ones who have problems with excessive drivetrain play, S4
guys have it too.

The most interesting part: "it bolts up to the mounts, where,
surprisingly, there were already holes in place."  Which leads me to
believe that UUC didn't come up with the part, they saw it on an Audi
Sport car and copied it.

Question is, could someone devise something like this for our cars, or is
it pointless because our drivetrain play comes from a different source?  I
suppose I could shoot the guys at UUC an email.  They probably remember me
from the NE aftermarket event(more, more accurately, my car's unusual
exhaust note.)

PS:lotsa new listers...or just lots of lurkers coming out of the
woodwork?  In any case, glad to see you guys.  BTW, we're fast approaching
the list's 3(?) year anniversary...

 On Mon, 19 Feb 2001 WARATAP at aol.com

> In a message dated 2/19/2001 12:34:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> pjrose at frontiernet.net writes:
> > My tranny has started making a 
> > faint scraping "gear noise" but _only_ while  coasting off-throttle 
> > (engine braking).  I wouldn't call it "whining". More like the kind 
> > of sound  the brake dust shield makes when it's lightly scraped by 
> > the rotor.
> > 
> > It's I who's whining. I'd like my tranny noise to stop.  :-(
> > 
> > Phil
> > 
> Phil-
> I also have this scraping noise, usually off throttle or coasting and only in 
> 3rd and 5th gears.  It bugs the @#$% out of me sometimes.
> Ingo

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