[Vwdiesel] When it rains...

Erik Lane eriklane at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 20:45:16 PDT 2009

In my experience with the MK 1 bodies, I would agree that the most likely
culprit is the wheel bearing.Mine haven't had the thing where they get
louder or quieter on turns, heavy acceleration, or really anything else that
I expected to be associated with a wheel bearing.

But I have no idea (at all) how that would translate to a newer car.
Possibly useful, possibly a waste of time.

Though the free play disappearing in your clutch pedal wouldn't have
anything to do with a bearing, so unless that's a coincidence....?


On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 8:34 PM, <decker at toledotel.com> wrote:

> Hi Val;
>    If the clutch or tranny has anything to do with it I'm out in left field
> but to a Rabbit driver growling that stops when you do is usualy a front
> wheel bearing. It will go many thousand miles after I hear it for the first
> time untill I think if I don't change it something catastrophic will
> happen.
> Brian Decker
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Val Christian" <val at mongo.mongobird.com>
> To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 7:57 PM
> Subject: [Vwdiesel] When it rains...
> > OK, like I didn't have at least one problem emerging on my TDI.  Now I
> > need some group wisdom.
> >
> > Symptoms: Growling, as in bearing, going down the road
> > -appears to disappear without forward motion
> > -clutch engages and disengages smoothly
> > -clutch pedal has vibration on it, and does not have the "free play" it
> > used to
> > -had one instance on a 3-4 shift where the  transmission appeared to be
> not completely synced.  That happened several days ago, and I attributed it
> to me
> > not noticing something, or doing something right (distraction)
> >
> > I'm thinking release bearing or bearing/fork  What are you thinking?
> >
> > Ideas?
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