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Ameer Antar ameer at snet.net
Tue Feb 27 00:47:58 EST 2001

I'm not sure what IRS is, but I'm not talking about the front-to-rear 
driveshaft, but the front driveshafts from the front diff. to wheels. If 
the springs sag on one side...maybe missing a spring spacer...the 
driveshaft might have a close encounter w/ suspension/subframe 
parts...Don't know if this is true, but a possibility. Examining the 
suspension w/ weight on it will reveal the problem.


At 05:49 PM 2/26/2001 , you wrote:
>Quattro's have IRS, so the driveshaft hardly moves in "normal" operation.
>Don't know if the center bearing fails, but I'd imagine that you'd hear a
>lot of bumps if it's bad as well as scraping noises. If it's a 4KQ, check
>the exhaust hanging, it can scrape the driveshaft, though it wouldn't be
>a linear relationship, it'd be exponential. (BTDT!).
>LL - NY
>On Mon, 26 Feb 2001 01:39:59 -0500 Ameer Antar <ameer at snet.net> writes:
> >also check for marks on the driveshaft. I heard some strange noises in
> >my
> >old Chevy wagon when one of the springs sagged too much...the
> >driveshaft
> >was hitting the subframe. You might want to look at the car from
> >underneath
> >on ramps, so the car's weight is on the suspension. You should be able
> >to
> >see the problem then. good luck.
> >
> >-ameer
> >
> >At 12:52 AM 2/26/2001 , you wrote:
> >>Could be a wheel bearing.  With the wheels on the car check it for
> >play
> >>by jacking it up off the ground and forcing the tire side to side.
> >It
> >>should feel solid, if it feels like the lug nuts may be a little
> >loose
> >>it's the bearing.  Plenty of posts on this one in the archives.
> >>
> >>BCNU,
> >>Cobram at Juno.Com
> >>http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/index.html
> >>
> >>  "tucker smith" <tuckersmith at onewest.net> writes:
> >> > Hello
> >> >
> >> > My 89 200TQ has suddenly developed a strange vibration whenever
> >the
> >> > steering wheel is turned to the right (but not the left). There is
> >a
> >> > linear correlation between speed of the car and the intensity of
> >the
> >> > vibration. It is a noise very much like driving over those
> >"wake-up"
> >> > strips on the interstate. I took both wheels off and the hubs
> >spin
> >> > fine - no noise. I wonder if anyone has gone through this before.
> >>
> >>
> >>
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