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Re: Quattro Digest V2 #450

From: "Dan Cooke cooke@bng.ge.com" <COOKE@bng.ge.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 15:53:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: '86 4kcsq: thunking noise from rear end

>  Anyone experience this lately...  Driving down the road at normal speed.
>  Take foot of the accelerator to decelerate for 1 or 2 seconds.  Then when
>  I reapply accelerator to previous position, a thunk noise is evident from
>  the rearend of car.  Where is all this slack or rearend play comming from?

I have the same noise on my '87 4kcsq. For me it is the worn rear A-arm
bushings, the arm moves axially back and forth. The thunk is when under
the changing load the arm bangs up against the subframe where the bushings
are bolted to. Under the metal to metal contact the A-arm starts machining
a groove in the subframe, so don't use it like that for long.
Someone else had worn rubber supports of the rear differential.

From: "G. Erickson" <erickson@teleport.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 13:18:10 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Parts Fiche

> I have seen people mention parts fiches for their cars more than once on
> the net.......I am assuming that these list the correct VW/Audi part no.
> for _all_ of the parts on a specific car.
> Where could I, or should I inquire to, to find one of these parts fiche
> for an '85 GT Coupe?  And about how much do they usually cost?

I got mine from the local Audi dealer, for all my Audis and VWs, $5
a piece. The dealer had to order them, and he kept the new ones for himself,
and sold the used ones for me. Still looking for the proper reader though.

Peter Orban
National Research Council of Canada
Internet: peter.orban@nrc.ca