rear diff kaput?

R Mangas porter_dog at
Tue Dec 31 09:22:40 EST 2002

   Mine are surprisingly sloppy as well- the '86 has 207k and the '87 has
68k, so I think it's there sort of by design.  That clunk is _classic_ 4kq;
depending on who you ask it's the tranny mounts or bushings in the rear diff
mounts.  All are available, AFAIK lots of people just live with it :)


>From: "jesse" <clerick44 at>
>To: <quattro at>
>Subject: rear diff kaput?
>Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 03:18:01 -0600
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>     I was under my '86 4K changing the fuel filter and started checking
>out some of the rear bits while i had it in the air.  I noticed what seemed
>to be a fair amount of slop in the rear drive train.  Mainly i would turn
>one tire and there would be a bit before the opposite side would start to
>spin.  How far should you be able to move one tire before the other starts
>to move?  On the same note i have had a *klunk* that sounds like it's
>coming from the rear whenever power is applied.  Could this be a dying rear
>     If so, where is a good source for a reliable unit?
>Again, thank you,
>-Jesse Erickson
>Rochester, MN

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