84 rabbit locked up rear wheels for 5 seconds, now loud screaching noise, buring (brakes? clutch?) smell and clanking noise, still moves? what is it?

Asked by Mar 19, 2013 at 01:40 PM about the 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 2 Dr Base Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

put in first gear, pulled away.. rear wheels locked for a second, put clutch in and it seemed fine.. (thought I hit brakes) got a block, horrible ( i mean LOUD!!!) screaching noise, put clutch in, it died.. restarted.. noise gone, but clanking noise from by front wheels, drove back to house, screached a couple times, but put clutch in and it stopped... smelled like burning clutch or brakes... help?

3 Answers


Check your drive belts, that's whats burning and squealing. One of your pulleys might have seized.

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awesome! thanks =) will check that today..


sounds like a reserection going on here ,if was sitting for long time the clutch disc is stuck to flywheel,throwout bearing is dry screaming for oil,and pullies and every thing else that turns,

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