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

223,745

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

awesome! thanks =) will check that today..

19,525

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,

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Cylinder head coolant lines, and heater core lines

    Just this Summer I installed a rebuilt Cylinder head on my 1981 VW Rabbit Pickup, I didn't keep track of how the Coolant lines on the Head (steel ones) and Both heater core lines. I think these con...

    1981 Volkswagen Rabbit

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • whats the best wheel size for VW 09 Rabbit 15" 16" or 17" ? 7 answers

    whats the best wheel size for VW 09 Rabbit 15" 16" or 17" ? Price is not an issue. I have 15" wheels and they don't look that good. I am thinking of getting 16" or 17" wheels, as they would look good...

    2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-door

    -

    Car Customization

  • Suspension or transmission problem? 2 answers

    I recently purchased a 5-speed Cabrio and had it inspected. The mechanic reported the need to replace my rear struts (leaking) and perform an alignment. He never mentioned anything about the loud, awf...

    2000 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how to adjust or change clutch on 2002 gli 4 answers

    i changed passenger side axle and began hearing and feeling rumble turning to the left at 40 miles an hour or so then one morning taking kids to school felt and herd loud strong vibration when takin...

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ghost Noises and Electronic Issues 1 answer

    When my car is completely powered off I hear what sounds like the cd's changer shuffling approximately every 5 minutes. I took it to the dealer and they said this is the car's security system "checkin...

    2010 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Rabbit

Looking for a Used Rabbit in your area?

CarGurus has 499 nationwide Rabbit listings starting at $2,504.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Rabbit Questions

Volkswagen Rabbit Experts

#1 Jon Keachie
Jon Keachie
Reputation 80
#2 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 70
#3 Gene321
Gene321
Reputation 50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Golf
28 Great Deals out of 2,441 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen GTI
94 Great Deals out of 6,109 listings starting at $2,299
Used Volkswagen Jetta
461 Great Deals out of 31,245 listings starting at $150
Used Honda Civic
667 Great Deals out of 77,417 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Passat
211 Great Deals out of 20,832 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Corolla
873 Great Deals out of 74,424 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 44,486 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899