AH FabricationsMonster Motorsport
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Borders, Scotland
    Posts
    371

    Rear washer/pipe problems.

    Hi, Just wondering if anyonw has had this, I know the rear wiper motors are prone to water getting into the internals then the internals of the tailgate etc etc.
    About a week ago my wife said to me her rear washer had stopped working (2007 170 TDI 3 dr), reservoir was nearly full and I could hear the motor operating but nothng coming out the back, gave the jets a poke with a bit of wire and they seemed clear, started listening a bit more carefully and could hear the water coming out behind the panel beside the back seat, (off side) and when I pulled back the base of the seat I could see soapy water down the side. So didn't have time for further investegation until tonight, got the seat base out, panel off and the washer pipe is hard plastic corrugated stuff, taped with cloth tape to the wiring loom and it was leaking, bit more than a pinhole and not easy pipe to repair so I found some small bore metal pipe in the garage, cut the plasitic pipe at the leak, sleeved the metal inside and cable tied both ends, leak solved but did the washers work, No.
    Further investegation, another pinhole leak further up the loom about 12 inches, this time I just cut the whole length out and replaced with rubber pipe but guess what, still no washers. So built up the interior again and in the process found water P'ing out the tailgate panel, removed and it's flooding out the wiper motor, starngely around this time it all actually started to work but once the wash cycle is finished the water seeps out of every orrfice of the motor for about the next 5 mns into teh inside of the tailgate and guess what, wipers are nowon permanantly, so I guess we need a new motor.
    Not impressed, the washer pipe seems really poor quality and to tape it to the wiring loom which is now soaking seems like a really bad idea, worse actually is the whole leaking into the tailgate and various mechanisms in there but I have known about that since my old Mk4 Golf days, wouldn't it have made sense to rectify the old problem on the newer models, or is that just too simple, oh yeah that would have meant building in another money making fault somewhere else, Ok just don't bother Audi, cheers!

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    immo's Avatar
    Stop me

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    266
    Quote Originally Posted by Vorshprungdork View Post
    Ok just don't bother Audi, cheers!
    Made me laugh, but yeah you're right. The rear wiper motors are always getting flooded, not witnessed anything that extreme before though.

    Still, you sound like a handy guy to have about
    2006 A3 2.0TDI 170 S Line Mauritius Blue
    Bluetooth | RNSE | MFSW | BOSE | DRL | Xenon Plus | Half Leather | Heated Seats | Parking Sensors


  4. #3
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Borders, Scotland
    Posts
    371
    Yep too handy sometimes!

  5. #4
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Borders, Scotland
    Posts
    371
    Reading this now I should maybe have put it in the Rants section.
    I was interested if anyone else had experienced pinholes in the washer pipes though, worries me considerably as you could have a leak almost anywhere and have water leaking into the car and not even know about it, also interested if I a likely to find through time that I get more, should I be changing whole lengths of pipe or has some cak handed previous owner damaged some of it, what's most likely???

  6. #5
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    46
    i put audi uk on the spot last year when i asked them why they had not recalled the wiper motors, they initially tried to palm me off, untill i told them to google the problem, result was i got mine replaced F.O.C

  7. #6
    micasb's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    310
    Use A3 8V rear wiper motor instead. They seem to be improved on sealing... Changed mine today. Only thing is the plug that difers from the A3 8P.

  8. #7
    audicruiser's Avatar
    Audi Heaven

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    1,850
    No need to fit a 8V one. The latest 8P motor was modified with better seals.
    Scott

    Audi A3 Sportback 2.0T Quattro S-Line 2007 8P2
    Lava Grey, Exclusive Line Black/Silver Leather, Heated Seats, Bose, RNS-e, iPod, Auto Lights & Wipers, Interior Light Pack

  9. #8
    micasb's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    310
    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    No need to fit a 8V one. The latest 8P motor was modified with better seals.
    Have you seen the prices on the bay for the 8V motor? They are super cheap comparing with the 8P ones... I got mine for 60€ shipping costs included and with only 13000km on it...

  10. #9
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Borders, Scotland
    Posts
    371
    Got a new motor from Lincon Audi at a good discount and it's fitted now and all well, just really the washer pipe and potential for future leaks that worries me but fine for now, cheers for the advice.

  11. #10
    A3 Sportback 2.0 T FSi

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Congleton
    Posts
    67
    Just got a new motor (8E9955711 revision E) via my local VW dealer for £82 inc-vat but when trying to fit I cannot get the rear wiper off. I assume that it is on a spleen but I have removed the cover and 13mm nut, sprayed with some WD40 but I have tried using more force than I would like and still stuck. Any ideas? Is their something I am missing? Thanks in advance.

  12. #11
    JamesS4cab's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,091
    Have you removed the three bolts that hold the motor in place?
    "Dont get me wrong. Ugly girls need loving. Just not by me."

  13. #12
    A3 Sportback 2.0 T FSi

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Congleton
    Posts
    67
    Yes bolts undone, its the wiper arm that seems to be stuck to the spleen from the motor. Tried pulling from the back, prising from the front, bit of WD40 etc. but no joy! Looks like I will have to write off the wiper arm and get a new one of those also.

  14. #13
    A3 Sportback 2.0 T FSi

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Congleton
    Posts
    67
    PS - I have taken off the cover from wiper arm and undone the 14mm bolt from their to.

  15. #14
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Borders, Scotland
    Posts
    371
    They do stick a bit at times due to the design, just a case of doing what yoiu have already been doing over and over and try not to lose the head with it. I had some small molegrips lightly clamped over mine and tried to move it side to side, then a big flat blade screwdriver to lever against the spindle of the motor underneath, no point worrying about marking it now if it's going in the bin anyway nd loads of WD40 as you said, eventually it should go. Danger as you also said is you break the wiper arm as it's plastic and need to buy another, doubt they are that dear though?

  16. #15
    A3 Sportback 2.0 T FSi

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Congleton
    Posts
    67
    It's off, god it was stuck fast! Half a can of WD40 and lots of time to soak. I borrowed an unusual clamp and screw thread pusher from my local friendly garage but even with this I had to use more force than I wanted! Thanks for suggestions.

  17. #16
    A3 Sportback 2.0 T FSi

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Congleton
    Posts
    67
    Quote Originally Posted by Vorshprungdork View Post
    They do stick a bit at times due to the design, just a case of doing what yoiu have already been doing over and over and try not to lose the head with it. I had some small molegrips lightly clamped over mine and tried to move it side to side, then a big flat blade screwdriver to lever against the spindle of the motor underneath, no point worrying about marking it now if it's going in the bin anyway nd loads of WD40 as you said, eventually it should go. Danger as you also said is you break the wiper arm as it's plastic and need to buy another, doubt they are that dear though?
    Wiper arm was a surprising £30 to replace!

  18. #17
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    15
    Hi Guys, So I replaced mine with a new "E" version from Lincoln Audi plugged it in and nothing, no water spray, no noise, checked the fuses which are ok any ideas?

  19. #18
    SAiLO's Avatar
    Enthusiast

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    933
    I'd scan the car with VCDS and clear any related error codes. If you do not have access to VCDS disconnect battery for around 15 minutes and try again.
    VCDS USER

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. A3 Rear Washer Pipe?
    By reptor245 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 4th December 2013, 22:24
  2. Strange washer jet problems
    By AL_B in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10th January 2006, 13:45
  3. windscreen washer tank problem
    By RichWalk in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 9th January 2006, 10:57
  4. Rear washer pipe split in engine bay
    By koonl in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20th April 2004, 20:25
  5. S3 rear washer jet problem
    By Mike.M in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th January 2004, 15:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO