[Biturbos4] clunk clunk

Rich Shiba rich at pdi.com
Thu Dec 1 15:23:59 EST 2005

I know this is really vague, but lately my 2000 S4 does 2 very
subtle clunks (from i'm guessing the transmission) when i start
out from a stop.  Doesn't do it as accelerate in any other gears,
only from a standing start (standard transmission).  It's pretty
subtle, probably only something you'd notice if you drive it every
day...i've already had one mechanic not be able to feel it.  Definitely
something subtle thru the seat of the pants/steering/pedals kinda feel.
At first i thought maybe the clutch was gonna slip, but again it's only
when starting out and happens even with very gradual starts.  In fact
it's probably easier to feel on mellow starts cuz the engine isn't
buzzing as much...the car has 95k miles.

Anyone have any thoughts about this?  I'm looking at a couple thousand
dollars in service/repairs in the next month and i'm a bit worried
that these 2 clunks are telling me i'll be needing more than that
pretty soon... ;)



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