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Avant rear wiper

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by tazzy baby, Feb 13, 2010.

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    Hi guys and gals do any of you know if an A3 rear wiper motor wiper motor off a 97/98,,,,, will fit my 97 avant and has any one got or know of some gearbox/engine mounts for a AEB 1.8T Avant
    Cheers Gareth:icon_thumright:
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    i think the wiper motor fits, but when i looked on ebay used ones were selling for 40quid, and a new one from ecp is only 55-60ish
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    I think i have a spare wiper motor off a 96 A4 avant if you still need one .
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    are you replacing the motor as its stopped working? rear wiper didnt work on mine when i got it, took the motor apart and the brushes were covered in crap. cleaned with solvents, put it back together and works fine now :)
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    It usually gets covered in crap because the brass pipe that carries screenwash to the jet siezes and snaps, dumping the screenwash into the motor internals
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    it was more dirt and dust that had built up with mine. stopped the brushes making contact with the rotor. Everything else seemed ok ('97 - 150,000 miles)
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    I've removed mine and blanked the washer pipe off. Worked fine but I never used it! Always coat the rear screen in rainx and dirt/water is never a problem. Covered the hole with some carbon fibre. Looks ok. The rear is much more asthetic now. Someone mentioned it on here a while back and it got me thinking.
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    originally i was going to do this, but after driving the car a while i realised how much i use the rear wiper. how many miles/how long does it stay clear for with Rainx?
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    I clean my car once a week. Afterwards I put on several layers of rainx(apply/buff off/apply/buff off etc etc) and the rear window has good visibility all week. Bearing in mind I do 340 commutable miles a week, its not bad! If you want a pic of my car to see how the tail looks without a wiper look on the last page of the pics thread. Mines the santorin blue avant.
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    cool. i do about the same number of miles, and my rear screen would be dirty after a day, especially in this weather lol
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    951 just pm'ed you butty,,,,
    It has not worked since i bought it so took a look at it the other day and all there are bits missing,, i found a little black thing wich i worked out that it was the end cap i found that when i took the panel off in the boot. my local scrappy got an A3 with the rear wiper but not sure if it fitted
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    Have you got any pics:photo: coz that sounds like a good idea:idea:
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    never mind just saw what you wrote and saw it looks cool :cool:
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