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RE: [T3] C.V Joint?

As long as the car is rolling the CV joints will spin.  If you re cruising
down the road and you push <{G@lutch and the noise stops then I can't
see the problem being with a CV joint.

Just to double-check your description:  The noise increases with road speed
(mph) and not with engine speed (rpm), correct?

What is the noise?  Generally, a CV joint will make a "click" when it starts
going bad.  To test, grab the axle.  Now pull it towards the wheel and push
it towards the tranny.  If it moves, good!, it's supposed to ;)  Now,
grabbing the same axle, see if you can push it up to the roof or pull it
down to the road.  If it moves, bad!, it's not supposed to!  If it does then
you need a new joint.  Best to replace the pair of CV joints than just the
bad one.

   Toby Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, R.I.P., ORPCA member
   '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.pobox.com/~toby_erkson/

> -----Original Message-----
> My Daily Driver  has just picked up a noise from the back end.
> *think* it's the CV joint.
> Starts slowly then picks up as road speed increases.  Dipping 
> the clutch,
> stops it.

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