View Full Version : Transmission Clunk

04-07-2006, 03:52 AM
I have a 1996 Audi A8 Quattro (ABZ) and recently i hear a distinct
*Clunk* sound accompanied with a jerk when engaging the reverse gear.
This happens when the engine is cold or warm.

I only experience this in the when switching to Reverse all the others including park, drive or the other 3,2,1 are all fine.

i just had the transmission rebuilt along with the valve body (3 months back and used original ATF fluid)but the problem hasn't gone away.

There are no other sounds while driving except I also experience a jerk while the transmission changes from 1-2-3-4 and back (4speed ZF

The drive is very smooth after it touches 4th gear and the pickup and acceleration seems fine.

i have shortlisted possible causes from what i've read

* U-joint (never checked or replaced)
* CV-Joint (never replaced)
* F125 switch (multifunction) (giving occasional error with scan)
* Torque converter (not checked)
* Engine mount (currently leaking)
* Transmission mount (not checked)
* Valve Body (jammed piston)

Can it be any of the above or something completly different _________________ Boney F Varghese

09-20-2006, 06:21 PM
sounds like it is in the drivetrain if tranny was rebuilt..

09-22-2006, 06:19 AM
the valve body, is the general guess on the AW a8 board. as for your engine mount leaking, theres nothing in the engine mounts that can leak.