[200q20v] Driveshaft?

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Jul 17 09:59:16 EDT 2001

Get under and look for something external rubbing on the driveline
somewhere, maybe a loose heat shield, cable or something.  With the 200-20Vs
dual pipe exhaust it is almost impossible to work on the drive line without
dropping the exhaust system, which if still stock is crisp and not R &Rable.
That's why the drive line gets no attention until the exhaust needs


> From: Phil Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
> Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 10:53:01 -0400
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>, <C1J1Miller at aol.com>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: [200q20v] Driveshaft?
> At 9:30 PM -0800 7/16/01, Bernie Benz wrote:
>> Hi Chris, 
>> I must assume that you are referring to the front CV joint on the central
>> drive shaft, inasmuch as this is the only drive component subject to serious
>> unshielded exhaust system heat.  You are right, the radiant heat from the
>> exhaust system shortens the life of the lubricant in this CV joint.  If
>> caught early in the normal CV joint inpending failure warning, clicking and
>> clacking, it can usually be salvaged by the r&r cleaning and relubing
>> process.
> Bernie describes the early audible signs as "clicking and clacking".
> Chris tells me he heard a "clanging". Both kinds of noise  fail to
> describe  my car's driveline noise, which I'd characterize as a
> low-level, metallic scraping (or rubbing) sound that's heard only
> while coasting (off-throttle, in most gears but not 5th).
> I've been thinking it may front differential-related, but the
> location of the sound is difficult to pinpoint. So, I wonder if it
> could be coming from the center CV-joint bearing that is being
> discussed here. I suppose I could just try the "r&r cleaning and
> relubing process" Bernie suggests. Anything especially difficult
> involved in this? Is it just a matter of pulling back a rubber boot
> and packing in more lube, or...?
> Phil
> -- 
> Phil Rose
> Rochester, NY
> mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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