Shift linkage refurbishment
pjrose at frontiernet.net
Fri Sep 20 16:50:49 EDT 2002
At 12:02 PM -0400 9/20/02, Audi Sport wrote:
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>Hearing noise with the clutch out it would indicate a bad throw out bearing.
>Does the car make that noise when it's sitting at idle with the clutch pushed
To repeat: " _only_ when coasting off-throttle with the clutch out"
In other words, the car must be moving.
There is _no_ noise as soon as the clutch is depressed or if the car
is stationary (idling) irrespective of the clutch being in or out.
Throwout bearing was replaced within past 2 yrs or so (but before
>Ah, "refurbishment" is such a nice word. What's that saying? "If it ain't
>broke, it probably needs refurbishment."
>Shifter issues have been on my mind, too. For the past 2 yrs, my older car
>(Lago, 135K miles) has had a very slight (but annoying) grinding noise from
>"down below"-- driveline, gear, bearing(?) The noise occurs in any gear and is
>heard _only_ when coasting off-throttle with the clutch out. However I've
>discovered that this noise vanishes if the shifter is pulled gently upward
>with a slight, negligible movement--perhaps 1/16". Altogether, the shifter on
>this car can be pulled upward by as much as 1/8-3/16", whereas my "newer" car
>(38K miles) has almost no perceptible up/down "play" in its shifter (and no
>driveline noise, either).
>So I'm wondering if the driveline noise is somehow induced by a misaligned
>shift mechanism that requires, um, refurbishment. Any thoughts? Despite study
>of Bentley/ETKA diagrams I don't have a clear idea as to how the shift-linkage
>works. Oh, BTW, gear-shifting is certainly not any better than it was 40K ago,
>but it doesn't seem a lot worse, either.
>Phil Rose Rochester, NY USA
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'91 200q (135 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q (58 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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