Symptoms of clutch going? Squeaking sound in front

Tony Hoffman auditony at
Thu Feb 16 05:10:40 PST 2012

You may just have a bad trans/rear differential mount. The rear diff mounts
are somewhat problematic on those cars.

The sqeaking sounds a lot like CA bushings, specifically look/listen to the
ones in the sway bar links.


On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:15 PM, Danton J.A. Cardoso
<djacardoso at>wrote:

> Patient A4 quattro with 2.8 30 Valve. 146,469 on the clock.
> Upon releasing clutch after an upshift there is slight vibration. Also,
> when car is off pedal has less effort than before when depressing.
> As for the squeaking, happens on slow turns, like boat bumpers against a
> dock. Running snows with 15's. Never had this before. Winter has been mild,
> abnormal, for these parts.
> Cheers!

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