Audi Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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It is difficult to say if the previous owner was not good with the clutch, then it is possible for the clutch to have worn in such a way.
You are also correct in saying that if the driveshafts were not properly secured after the clutch job (yes they do need to be removed) then this could have resulted in them coming loose and causing the problem of the driveshaft coming off.
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The clutch if previously wearing could become noticeably worn in a short time as the modern clutch does self adjust and often does not show signs of wear until late in its life.
So this is possible.
Give me one minute I will check if the procedure is available to send over to you outlining that the driveshafts do need to be removed.
Do you have the registration number please so I may access the full information.
Thank you for that
I am attaching a PDF showing the procedure for the clutch removal / replacement, this clearly shows the removal of the driveshafts is needed.
Your very welcome.
It was a pleasure to assist you today. If you have any follow up questions then please let me know. I will reply as soon as I can to help with any further queries.Steve