[Biturbos4] clunk clunk
rich at pdi.com
Fri Dec 2 13:04:23 EST 2005
Hm, hope you're right. i haven't noticed the lights dimming like
Keman suggested, but i'll have to pay closer attention at night.
I defintely does a minor minor lurch when it 'clunks', so something
in the drive train shifting on a worn bushing sounds feasible...
On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, Grant wrote:
> 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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