[A4] clutch noise
thejimrose at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 12:28:43 EDT 2006
bummer man. your throwout bearing is seizing. eventually the noise gets
worse until it heats up enough to shatter the 'fingers' of the pressure
plate which sounds like a frag grenade went off in your bellhousing. and of
course you lose clutch function.
so unless you like clutchless shortshifting, stop driving it and take it in
for clutch job asap. ask me how i know...
fwiw i would reccomend; a. dont go to a dealer - the prices will be
outragheous, and b. find a good independent audi/vw mechanic in your hood.
there are plenty in the BA.
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> From: "Mazumder, Prantik" <MazumderP at Corning.com>
> Subject: [A4] Noise during clutch release
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> Hi all
> Lately my 98 A4 has been making a strange noise when I release the
> clutch. As I am releasing the clutch the engine screeches monetarily
> until the clutch is completely released. It usually happens in 1st or
> rear gear. I have noticed that if the car is in motion and I engage the
> gear it does not make the noise. Only when I engage the gear from rest,
> the noise appears. Initially I thought that it could be the belt, but my
> mechanic does not think so. He noticed something interesting. As he
> stepped on both the brake and the gas pedal with his right foot and
> slowly released the clutch with his left he could make the engine wail
> in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears. He also noticed that the pitch of the noise
> does not go up with more thrust on the gas pedal, however, it does go up
> as the clutch is released more and more until it stops when the clutch
> is fully released. He is at the end of his wit.
> Did any of you ever experience this problem and/or know what it is all
> about. Any help would be highly appreciated.
> Prantik Mazumder
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> Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 10:27:02 +0100
> From: Richard van der Hoff <quattro at rvanderhoff.org.uk>
> Subject: [A4] LCD panel in dash insert
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> Hi all,
> I'm sure this has come up before, because I know this is a very common
> fault, but I couldn't find anything in the archives.
> The LCD matrix display in the dash panel in my '99 S4 has gone flaky,
> and I'm thinking about getting it fixed.
> Can anybody confirm or deny what I think I already know on this topic:
> - the only fix is a new dash insert
> - this can only be done by an audi dealer due to the immobiliser coding
> - the going rate for supply and fitting of the insert is about ?600
> (that's about 1100 USD).
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