quattro Digest, Vol 2, Issue 49 - Something's Knocking in the clutch

Larry C. Leung l.leung at juno.com
Thu Dec 4 20:17:19 EST 2003

Sounds like a bad Throwout bearing. They can go pretty
much grenade like. Not sure how much time yours has.
Time for a clutch job. 


> Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 22:50:41 -0800
> From: Mike Robinson <quattrofan at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Something's Knocking in the clutch
> To: quattro list <quattro at audifans.com>
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> Sorry to go off the torque topic guys, but believe it or not my Audi 
> has
> some other issues.  Am I the only person with something wrong on 
> their cars?
> The Audi Gods must be taking the week off.
> Basically, I hear some sort of knocking at idle, when the clutch is 
> not
> engaged.  This scared the hell out of me because I first thought it 
> was
> severe engine knock.  When I press the clutch pedal, the noise goes 
> away.
> I have a feeling I am due for a clutch job, but there is no slip 
> yet.  Is it
> just a bad bearing?  Oh and when I shift gears under a lot of load, 
> I get
> some pretty mean rattle, but it sounds kind of cool.  I don't know 
> if that¹s
> coming from the clutch or if it is basic exhaust rattle.
> Mike Robinson
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> 88 90q
> 89 200q MC-1

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