[200q20v] 200 20VTQA Ramblings and a few Questions

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Fri Mar 30 22:18:17 EST 2001

Before you do anything as drastic as replacing tranny shaft seals, add 1/2
can of engine seal restorer.  A few bucks may seal it tight for another 50K,
after which you repeat the exercise.


> From: "Martin, Gary G" <MartinGG at aetna.com>
> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 20:12:45 -0500
> To: "'200q20v'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] 200 20VTQA  Ramblings and a few Questions
> Have been workin' on my new to me(91k mi.)91 200 20vTQA, and thanks to this
> list and several great web sites, things have been going well. New Bilsteins
> and Bomb transformed the car. UFO brakes work very well in this car. 87
> degree thermostat and new rad. fan fusable link, and lots of switch light
> bulbs installed. I think I need a need a transaxle seal on the passenger
> side. Oil burning smell from the cat below it. Small cover on trans. was a
> bit loose, tightened that, but still have smell. Looks like a tight fit to
> replace that seal. Do I have to take down the exhaust header? I hope not.
> Any BTDT??
> I guess next, is to get an alignment done. But before I do this, I
> feel a thumping in the steering wheel when going over rough pavement. I've
> cranked down on the rack adjustment bolt and the new shocks have helped.
> I've read a lot about bushing replacement, tie rod ends, ball joints, etc.
> But before I replace anything, any advice would be appreciated. Is the most
> likely culprit the strut top mount bushings? Also, how do I check the tie
> rods and ball joints?  TIA
> Gary
> 94 UrS4
> 91 200TQA    

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