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Hmmm q4 4 wheel drive owners - a question

had the car in for warranty work today to es jones - including investigation into a clunk on changing up the gearbox....

apparently propshaft to diff play... asked if it was now sorted - sheepishly told yes....

hhmmnn no it isnt - so it will be going back again - to be told to wait another 2 weeks to get it booked in for them to do nothing i imagine...

THE QUESTION - does anyone else have this clunk when going up the box?

From my driving experience i'd say that the amount of play is unaceptable - the last time i had as much propshaft play was in a 150k mile hard worked subaru! 15 years ago! not a 8 month old 11k mile car!

i personally dont think it should have any noticible play in it at all? what does everyone think?

i imagine i'll end up having to get an engineers report on it before alfa will budge?
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Re: q4 4 wheel drive owners - a question

I think I might have something similar going on, mine isn't a Q4 though.

I've only noticed it over the past few weeks and haven't done anything about it.

I guess I should get it checked out.
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Re: q4 4 wheel drive owners - a question

I get movement of the gearstick on letting the clutch out. Noticed it from new. Benfield said they didn't know how to fix it and would contact me when Alfa told them how. It's not a big problem and doesn't detract from the driving experience, in fact the gbox has got better all along, but I've heard nothing yet. Doesn't bother me as it's a contract hire car.
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Re: q4 4 wheel drive owners - a question

just had the awful experience to drive without music for some hundred km yesterday and noticed that I have a cluck when going from 3rd to 4th, but that's distinctly coming from the gearbox underneath the car and It's quite loud from outside
anyway, car has 11k km and alfa replaced the power take-off from the q4 central diff under warranty at 6k km - was terribly noisy.
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