[Biturbos4] clunk clunk

Grant gfl1 at optonline.net
Thu Dec 1 20:41:15 EST 2005

Probably some kind of bushing - either subframe or suspension.
There are several bushings that suspend the diff, driveshatf, etc.  On 
older cars they caused a similar clunk.
95k sounds liek the right ballpark.
I doubt (hope?) its anything serious.

On Dec 1, 2005, at 3:07 PM, Rich Shiba wrote:

> 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... ;)
>        -rich
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