[ba] New Noise, Can't Find It Tho, Any Help Please?

Ken bowzah at worldnet.att.net
Mon Sep 10 06:31:04 EDT 2001

It was the tranny mount to the subframe, i didnt notice it but it was lose,
thanks for the step in the right direction


> ... you may want to try posting this on the main quattro list ... I'll bet
> there'll be a lot more BTDT for you there.  You didn't say, but I'll
> that this noise happens only when the engine is running and the car is
> driven ...
> The two things I would recommend that you check are the transmission mount
> to the subframe ... I think there is only one and it is on the left side
> the engine ... and the "torque mount" which is at the very front of the
> engine where the belts are.  What may have happened is that the torque
> came loose and it is allowing the engine to move around more than it
> under acceleration.  It is a bit of a longshot, but if you don't find the
> tranny mount bad it would be another thing to check.  You might also want
> try popping the hood and muscling the engine around to see if you can't
> it happen that way.  I have found exhaust system interferences this way
> Could there be a problem with the clutch cable itself?  Look at the cable
> inside the car as the pedal is depressed to see if it is frayed.  That or
> perhaps the pedal mechanism is worn ...
> Good luck!
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> i got a thud noise hitting down twards the pedal area when i disengage the
> clutch on my 1980 audi 4000, i can't find where its coming from, it sounds
> like a peice of somethign heavy is hitting the chassis but i checked the
> muffler pipe and it was pretty sturdy, not sure what else to check mabey
> motor mounts?
> the transmission i have in there is not the original i had to have the
> modified for it to fit there, but that was a couple months ago, and i just
> started getting the noise when i accidently (yes accidently) pop'd the
> clutch pretty bad and had the wheels spinning hard enough to have smoke
> follow and the front end swerve out of control, but it also only seems to
> happen in first gear or second gear and i pull up the clutch.
> if this makes sense to anyone, any idea what i should look at, i check the
> clutch cable and there is only a little bit of free play which is normal,
> and i checked the transmission also no problems visually.
> ill check the motor mounts tomorrow almost sounds as if it could be them.
> Ken
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