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Re: engine rattle
In a message dated 97-07-01 20:41:17 EDT, you write:
<< While I
would say, can you try to isolate the conditions under which it rattles, I
would also say, drive it carefully one short trip to a mechanic. >>
On this note, word to the wise....
I had a thumping sound coming from the front of my car at random times.
Couldn't quite place it. Over 30 minutes (after it developed, on a road
trip) I tried to diagnose it. Finally, I gave up and called my mechanic, I
couldn't place it. He said, Check your drivedaft bolts while you are under
there. Results of probe? One had snapped, causing undue stress on the other
5. 2 of those had then come loose due to this stress. If I had driven
another hour or so, I would not have a VW. Be careful in your travels, all.
And sometimes it's best to leave it to the veterans and experts.