On or around Thu, 11 Aug 2005 18:18:34 +0100, "Dom J"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>Not being used to autobox, mine has developed an annoying clonk. Vehicle is
>a 3.9V8 Disco Auto M reg 98,000 miles.
>This only happens when going from 'D' to 'R' or vice versa. It only happens
>if i change straight away, even going from D to N then to R does't help but
>if i stop the car wait 2 or mins then change it doesn't clonk at all. Sorry
>if the description is bit vauge but thats the best way to describe it. Have
>checked fluid level and thats ok, fluid also looks clean. Apart from that
>the 'box works fine. Any thoughts please.........
check the UJs in the proshafts and the CV joints in the front axle, also
maybe splines in the driving members on any hub - I forget which of these
are dodgy, but some are.
On the 110 I used to have, it made not so much of a clonk as a bloody great
clang, if you went from F to R too quickly. Eventually decided that most of
this was wear in the front end of the transmission, and subsequently
replaceing on CV joint which started going clonkityclonk at full lock made
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"You praise the firm restraint with which they write -_
I'm with you there, of course: They use the snaffle and the bit
alright, but where's the bloody horse? - Roy Campbell (1902-1957)