4kq, slipping clutch :(

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Thu Dec 8 14:35:07 EST 2005

> Here's the type of issue I'm confronted with though, have a look at this 
> page:
> http://tinyurl.com/7pajg
> These are all supposed to be rear main seals, but as you can see one of 
> these things is not like the other....   Who's had this part in thier 
> hand and can tell me which is right?

As John just said, those are all the same.  Get one of the ones that 
seems to come with the install shim thing.  I used a ring made from a 
sheet of Teflon, but not everyone has that lying around.

> Here's another:
> http://tinyurl.com/czw87
>   Drive axle seals, three different ones.  

Again, same parts, different mfrs.  You aren't going to need these, 
though.   When you unbolt the inner cv's from the tranny, there is a 
little gasket like thing, and you'll be exposing the cv joint grease, 
but those seals, I believe, are *inside* the transmission housing, to 
keep the fluid inside it.

> Finally, the pilot bearing:  http://tinyurl.com/d7dcx
>   These two parts look subtly different, and another site recommended 
> seeing what you had before ordering.  I'd rather not do that if I can 
> avoid it- any tribal wisdom I can use for guidance?

They looked the same to me, but I'll defer to John if there are two 
physically different sizes.  Never had to think about it on the 90q and 
4kq clutches I did, though - just ordered the parts and used what I 

PS, You hadn't listed 3 quarts of tranny lube.  While it's out is a 
*great* time to replace the fluid.

PPS, If your shifter linkage is getting sloppy, it's a great time to 
replace whatever you can that seems loose.

Huw Powell



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