4kq clunking

Huw Powell human747 at attbi.com
Mon Aug 5 01:27:40 EDT 2002

> I had the car into my mechanic a little over a month ago.  Unfortunately my
> usual mechanic wasn't available so another guy had to look at it.  I believe
> he checked the engine and tranny mounts, subframe bushings, and control arm
> bushings.  I'm not sure if he checked the diff mounts, front sway bar
> bushings, strut mounting bearings, or CV joints.  The shocks and springs
> seem shot to me (all original).  The rear sags a good two inches, and the
> car pogos a decent amount, not to mention the ride quality blows.  I guess
> I'll have to get my usual guy to take a look at it.

I would recommend trying to do it right.

get some new struts for all around, w/new bearings.  Get new rear
springs, or lowering ones for all around.

replace *all* of the rubber stuff I listed, except maybe sturdy good
mounts that are definitely ok.  Do it all.  Spend the money.  Do it all,
at the same time.

maybe reboot any CV's that look tired, obviously swap any that are bad.

then align it.

And prepare to be amazed at just how great a ride an Audi 4000 Quattro

Huw Powell



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