Symptoms of clutch going? Squeaking sound in front

Danton Jose Aurel Cardoso djacardoso at
Thu Feb 16 11:31:43 PST 2012

Ok, latest update.  On acceleration after upshifting from second to third,
and releasing the clutch, the rpms "blip" from 2500-4250 +/-. Is this the
"slipping" Louis is referring to?

I am a bit naive to this, since I never had a clutch go in my 26 years of

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Tony Hoffman <auditony at> wrote:

> 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.
> Tony
>  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!

Danton J.A. Cardoso

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