[T3] *thwaaak* What Was That Sound?

Mark Fuhriman mfuhriman at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 21:04:20 PST 2012

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM, Dave Hall <dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk> wrote:
> I've been surprised by CV joint noises - a very sharp 'clack' as a ball
> drops into its wear hollow.  This happens quite rarely on my '71, usually
> when the suspension angle changes, as when going up a hill or when there's a
> bigger load than normal.

Over the years this has been an intermittent issue on my car too.
Over the past 10 years or so this has crept up once every few years.
But every time it surfaces I just go under there and move the drive
shafts in and out sideways several times like you suggest, and it
seems to clear things up every time.  I learned that trick on this
list -- maybe from you!  Some day when the trick stops working I'll go
in and re-grease.

But in this case it sure sounded like the tranny area -- it was *very*
loud.  I'm not really sure if it actually slipped out of gear since I
put the clutch in right away after hearing it.  I'm hoping I don't
have an opportunity to test this again soon!

'69 Fastback

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