4ksq Suspension Pop

Joe Blou st-paul at mail.com
Mon Apr 14 08:47:31 EDT 2003


The clamping bolt to the control arm might be loose / worn / bent. This can be checked with a pry bar.

Good luck.
Paul S.

----- Original Message -----
From: Shayne <thequattroking at yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 01:30:17 -0700
To: Audi Quattro <quattro at audifans.com>
Subject: 4ksq Suspension Pop

> Please reply direct to me.  I don't have the q-mail delivery turned on.
> Thank you.
> When my wife bought her '84 4ksq about 6 or 7 years ago, it had a pop in the
> suspension when you A) turned the wheel hard left OR hard right then B)
> drove the car forward OR backward.  I could reproduce the pop as long as I
> alternated the direction the wheel was turned and the direction the car was
> driven.  Make sense??
> At the time, I knew the car needed a new suspension.  But, there was no time
> or $$ to fix the suspension.  Since then (about 2 years ago), I have done a
> complete front suspension including Delrin subframe and control arm
> bushings.  The strut bushings were replaced and the CV joints rebuilt.
> Inner and outer.  About the only thing I did not do was the sway bar
> bushings and tie rods.  The ball joints were replaced, but right after she
> bought the car.  So those are a bit aged.  Even though the suspension was
> rebuilt, the pop stayed.  I did not have time to diagnose it as I finished
> it about 6 am the day she moved from WA state to the Bay Area.  I barely had
> enough time to get it aligned.
> Today, I spent about 3 hours trying to figure it out.  I am stumped.  It
> sounds just like a subframe pop.  It is coming from the right side and it
> seems to be down by the control arm.  I can't see anything move and I can't
> duplicate the pop in the garage.  I am stumped.  I checked all the bolts for
> correct torque.
> Anyone have ANY clues at all??  It is getting worse, so I have to figure
> this out.  I have yet to pay someone to fix a car of mine.  I don't want to
> start now.
> Thanx for any help.
> Shayne P.
> Oakland, CA.
> Audis, MBZs & a black sheep BMW.
> BUY ME:  1988 BMW 528e
> PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

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