emissions debacle (need a new tranny)

Jeremiah Curry jercurry at comcast.net
Tue May 8 20:16:54 EDT 2007

Just a follow-up. I finally got my car back Yesterday.  They had to replace
the transmission (used), and gave it back to me last Thursday, but then it
was leaking transmission fluid, I had to take it back and have a seal in the
tranny replaced (no charge).  While the car was in the shop, someone broke
into their lot and took my driving gloves, a flashlight, and some
sunglasses.  I am hoping my luck will change soon :)

Anyway, good to have the car back, and the inspection shop was really pretty
good about handling the problem


-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Jeremiah Curry
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 10:25 AM
To: 200q20v at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Subject: emissions debacle (need a new tranny)

About three weeks ago I took my 1991 200 20v in to have the yearly emissions
done.  As was waiting for the them to finish, I looked out the window and
they had my car with the front tires on the dyno and the back tires chocked
and they had just started it and were trying to measure the emissions at
speed.  I yelled at the lady in the office "what is he doing?, my car is All
Wheel drive"  She shrugged and said "I don't know ask him" so I ran into the
shop where he was still revving the engine in first gear trying to figure
out why the car was hopping and feeling weird.  Once I told him it was all
wheel drive he was like "oh really, I looked for the rear drivelines and
couldn't see them.  I mentioned that it said quattro on the grill and in the
model name on the paperwork and he said "sorry"
Long Story short, they went to pull the car out of the stall and it was
bucking and making horrible noise.  I talked to their management and they
rented me a car (Chevy Equinox, then Chevy HHR) and towed my car to my
mechanic.  He has had the car for three weeks. He replaced the rear diff and
cv joints and said it was much improved, but there was still something
wrong.  He thinks it is the transmission and is trying to find one.
Moral of the story, never assume and be sure to mention that your car is
all-wheel drive to the monkey-boy at the emissions shop.  I hear of another
place in town that did the same thing, but instead of chocking the wheels
they just chained the car, and it went through the wall.

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