Help on clunk noise

perry30sport

Registered User
hi my 2004 Quattro sport has started to make a slight clunk when initial pull away at low speed in first gear. Feels n sounds like from rear.

Any ideas guys???
 

Darran

Registered User
Snub mount on front of engine or gearbox mount, keep your hand on the gearstick as you pull off and see if the stick moves with the clunk
 

perry30sport

Registered User
Stick doesn't move with it. Definitely feels n sounds like rear end. Got slight vibration too. Wonder if rear driveshaft maybe?
 

swarcup

Registered User
Snub mount cheap and easy, gearbox £250 ish for parts alone
 

Mike.M

Registered User
Gearbox mount is about £30 for a lemforder one from ECP
 

Jimmy TDI

Pro Tinkerer
I've just done my gearbox mount at a cost of £40, and it only takes about an hour.

There are only 11 nuts/bolts to remove once the rear under tray is off.

I did a how to on it if you would like me to post it up?
 

cjmcgrath

Registered User
That would be awesome if you could now I know that it's not an internal gearbox thing then it's bugging me.
 

mattyb6

Registered User
Cv joints? Mines a fwd and I have a similar issue
 

Jimmy TDI

Pro Tinkerer
It's hidden away behind the rear under tray so that has to come off first, then you can see it sat sat in the gearbox support bracket.


Now it's time to prop the gearbox up with a block of wood on your jack so it doesn't slap you upside your head halfway through the next step.


The gearbox support bracket is removed by undoing the three 18mm bolts at either end. If you take note you can see where I've been laying frame.................
on speed bumps



Once these six bolts are out there are two 13mm bolts to undo on the mount. I forgot to take a picture at this point as I was in the zone, but I've circled them (poorly) in this picture.


Once they're out the bracket can be pulled down to pop it off of the mount, and slid backwards out of the way along the exhaust.


Once that's moved there are three 13mm bolts holding the mount to the box itself. Again I was in the zone and had removed two of them before taking the photo, but you can see where they were.



It was at this point the **** hit the fan and I began dropping f bombs as I realised I had ordered the wrong part.

Spot the difference


On closer inspection after I had calmed down I noticed the actual bushing was the same, it was just the mounting bracket that was different.

So out came the torx 45, and 16mm bits to pull them both to bits.


I then cleaned the old mounting bracket up with a wire brush before fitting the new bush to it. I had to use the bolt from the old unit as the new one was too long due to the slight difference in design.
There was quite a difference in the bushes just looking at them, but I could also feel a difference by hand when trying to move the gearbox once everything was back together.



Then it's just a case of working backwards to refit everything.
 

Jimmy TDI

Pro Tinkerer
Cheers mate.

I couldn't find one when looking whilst waiting for my bush to turn up, so I thought it best to take a few pics should someone ask about it.
 

Jimmy TDI

Pro Tinkerer
I believe you can buy just the bush part that I had to swap out on its own from eBay for around £20.
 
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