Kinda hoping this is the right section to post in as haven't used the forum too much since joining in fact I've since changed car and no longer own the 2.4 A4 but now own the 1998 2.8 V6 Quattro A4.
So it's been giving me problems and I'm suspecting either the front differential or the gearbox now in a nice fairy tale world I'd like it to be neither but we all know that isn't going to be the case. So it all started when I lost all gears the box locked up and I couldn't select any gear at all, within minutes this rectified its self and I was fully mobile again. Since then it has developed a very loud banging/grinding noise on turning left or right couple with this is a almost kangaroo effect when driving (in a straight line) its violent enough to physically shake you in the car??? And finally last night it decided to go all RWD on me in the rain snaking everywhere before going back to what seemed AWD then it gave up the ghost altogether with me now being able to select gear but upon engaging the clutch the car just grinds and goes nowhere. Smells that came with this problem are mostly of differential/gear oil absolutely unmistakeable vile smell.
I have managed to locate a recon gearbox the other end of the country to me lol so before I go to all the hassle and expense of having it transported here and then fitted I thought I would ask on here if anyone else has had this and if I should be suspecting the gearbox or the differential?