Dies With Clunking Sound!

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Wed Jun 18 23:09:51 EDT 2003

If it is the original dist, it is a plastic gear that is prone to failure at
this age, especially if it has suffered from the dist. rattle syndrome for a
good portion of its life.  Replacement dists now come with a metal gear.


> From: BriceW at webtv.net
> Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 00:00:12 -0500 (CDT)
> To: b.benz at charter.net (Bernie Benz)
> Subject: Re: Dies With Clunking Sound!
> Bernie,
> I dont know. I will look this up in the Bentley. What is it
> usually made of?
> Thanks,
> Brice
> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 9:55 PM
> To: <BriceW at webtv.net>
> CC: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: Dies With Clunking Sound!
> What is your distributor drive gear made of?
> Bernie
>> From: BriceW at webtv.net
>> Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 21:57:21 -0500 (CDT)
>> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
>> Subject: Dies With Clunking Sound!
>> It was one of the hottest days today.
>> I was coming back home from the mall with a 100 lb or more wine
>> refrigerator in the back seat. This was a 3 mile trip.
>> Almost home I went to shift and it was like it didn’t want to go into
>> gear and the engine lost power like it wanted to die.
>> I barely made it home and got it in the garage.
>> It starts up but dies after a couple minutes. The engine looks like its
>> shaking
>> and I hear a clunking sound which sounds like it is coming from the
>> engine.
>> The oil is fine and full.
>> The hydraulic fluid is very low.
>> I was getting ready to install a new VDO MFTS switch as the other new
>> one got fried last week when I touched a screwdriver to the afterrun
>> switch next to it. Always disconnect the battery. Duh.
>> The radiator fan is blowing full force but the afterrun has not been
>> working which needs the new switch.
>> No coolant leakage.
>> Give me the bad news.
>> What is your much valued opinion.
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