[Es2] Re: [s-cars] clutch problem
fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 6 18:53:09 EDT 2005
Or you can simply sit the car on all 4 wheels and have wifey put the
car in gear and accelerate the engine while you look under the car for
the halfshaft that is spinning.
BTDT on an 86 4000 CS quattro
--- Theodore Chen <tedebearp at yahoo.com> wrote:
> you might still be able to turn the wheel that's off the ground. the
> front differential is an open differential. if you put the car in
> the engine is coupled to the drivetrain. if both front wheels are
> the ground, rotating a wheel should cause the other wheel to rotate
> in the opposite direction. if the other front wheel is on the ground
> (and thus unable to rotate in the opposite direction), you'll get
> resistance because you're now trying to turn the engine over. put
> enough force into it and the engine will turn over, and then you'll
> feel the effect of compressing the air in the cylinders. is the
> turning over? have your wife look into the engine compartment and
> if the crank is turning.
> you can check the axleshafts and drive flanges on the tranny to
> see if everything's still connected, or you can put both front wheels
> up in the air and see if the other wheel rotates in the opposite
> when you rotate a wheel.
> --- Elijahallen92 at aol.com wrote:
> > Bill and all,
> > Ok I just went out and jacked the car up so that one front wheel
> was off
> > the ground. With car in gear and clutch out I could turn the wheel
> about a
> > half
> > turn and then it would get tight but with a little pressure would
> break free
> > again and turn to that point. If 3 of 4 wheels are on the ground I
> > be able to turn the whell thats off the ground correct? When I have
> the wife
> > turn the wheel while I look at the axels and cv joints I can see
> the one she
> > is turning turn normal and the other front is not moveing. How are
> > flanges on the tranny attach to the tranny? Is it possible one of
> them is
> > slipping
> > at that point?
> > Elijah
> > Elijahammered
> > "..there was a clunk like I popped the clutch or
> > something. There is still normal pedal feel but when I let out on
> > clutch in any
> > gear I get no grab. What could this be??"
> > Elijah,
> > I'm going to guess that somehow someway one of the axle shafts
> came loose
> > and uncoupled.
> > BTDT one wheel no go = all wheels no go.
> > Take a looksee underneath.
> > Only other probable may be a blown slave cylinder. attached to the
> > transmission. Look for fluid there. But I've only heard of that
> once on
> > list IIRC.
> > HTH
> > Bill M
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