Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2000 18:16:22 GMT
From: "Dan Matz" <>
Subject: Re: Mysterious clunk in drivetrain under load on 90 900T

have you checked the lower mount for breakage? Ben Dean Malandris wrote in message <>... >I've got a curious one here that perhaps someone can help with. Turbo 16V >900, drives fine, but when you stab the throttle and load it up, there's a >"clunk" from somewhere in the driveline. Had a look for a broken engine >mount, just in case the torque was making it lift up and down, but all seems >OK. > >Halfshafts gone? No juddering or funny noises, turns fine, just the single >"clunk" when you jump on the throttle from a steady speed and load it up. > >One funny thing though: as you load and unload the engine in any particular >gear, you can see the gearlever move backwards and forwards in the gate, by >a fair bit... can move up to 5cm (2 inches) or so. Never hops out of gear, >but put your foot down, the gear lever moves backwards. Lift your foot off, >the gearlever moves forwards. I'd swear it never did this before. As far as >I remember, the gear lever never "walked". > >I thought maybe the differential might have excess play in it somewhere, but >what has me scratching my head is that walking gearlever. Surely a damaged >differential or halfshaft won't result in the gearlever walking around, so >I'm thinking engine mounts again, but they look intact. > >Anyone have any ideas on this? > >-- >Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Never drink and derive. >--------------------------------------------------------------------------- - >Plexus Technologies Pty. Limited. Electronics Consulting, Research & Development. > >Mobile: +61 (0)411 470 880 >ICQ: 719010

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