brakes fine- now tranny whine?

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Wed Mar 12 14:37:39 EST 2003

You were about to change the fluid, just cause!  Maybe a bad idea?
There was a 200-20V tranny FS on Audifans.


> From: Brett Dikeman <brett at>
> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 16:40:40 -0500
> To: 200q20v at
> Cc: quattro at
> Subject: brakes fine- now tranny whine?
> So the brake saga has ended without fanfare-it really was just too
> low a fluid level causing air to get sucked into the MC.  After
> sitting all weekend with a properly topped up reservoir, it seems to
> have sorted itself out- pedal and braking action are now 100% normal,
> did a pretty thorough test in driveway and then on some back roads;
> no mushy pedal, car rolls quite easily- no sign of any brake drag-
> full stopping capacity, can stab at the pedal very quickly and get
> perfect response.
> Problem is, I've still got something else that cropped up that night;
> a VERY loud whine of some sort, worse at low RPMs and 3rd/4th gears,
> heavily dependent upon load/torque; let off the pedal, it all but
> disappears.  It is somewhat similar to the grumble/whine you'll get
> in most type44's at very low engine speeds/high load...except MUCH
> louder.  Seems very much like a tranny problem, and I'm concerned the
> tranny is now going to grenade on me- it's never made noises like
> this before.  Torsen seems fine, not locked up nor open from what I
> can tell- car's fine on mixed surfaces and no problems with tight
> radius turns.  Aside from the noise, everything feels normal.
> Any guesses on this new problem?
> Brett
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