Shake, RAttle & Roll
b.benz at charter.net
Mon Aug 18 13:24:46 EDT 2003
One possible reason for this failure, that I have never witnessed on any of
my 3 44s, is that the control arm thru bolts may have been tightened down
before the car was at static ride height. A no-no!
> From: "Ingo D. Rautenberg" <ingo at waratap.com>
> Ditto here. Actually on EVERY Type 44 Audi I've had the inner front control
> arm bushing (at least the passenger side one) has been, or would soon
> become, toast. Of course, if you're running worn-out struts/shocks, you
> probably wouldn't notice it, but if you put in new ones, things will become
> quite apparent.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Sylvester" <msylvester at verizon.net>
>> On 2 different type 44's I've found inner lower control arm bushings bad.
>> They were totally blown out. The inner metal in the bushing was detached
>> from the rubber with about a 1/4" of play.
>> Mike Sylvester
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