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Central locking pump on it's way out?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Duck, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Duck
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    [Feb 23, 2010]
    My Dec 2000 Avant decided this morning not to lock either from the remote or the key however when i've locked all the doors manually and unlock it from the remote it works.
    I've heard the central locking pumps go on A3's etc, sound like mines on it's way out or anyone had the same problem?
    Cheers
    Mark
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    [Feb 23, 2010]
    no but if its any concilation my locking locks when i press the break its realy f in anoying central lockin systems should be out lawed
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    [Feb 23, 2010]
    could be a vacuum leak?

    Usually resulting in the subsequent failure of the pump...

    Can you hear the pump whirr? and if do does it whirr for ages...
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    [Feb 24, 2010]
    Had a bit poke about in the boot this afternoon and found the foam cover over the pump to be soaked.
    The rear wash wipe pipe had separated at the joint right above the pump:mad:
    Quick clean out of the 3 plugs with wd40 and its working again.
    Audi put these joints in some really stupid places, already had one separate in the passenger footwell behind the kick panel so all the relays got a good soaking!
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    [Feb 25, 2010]
    why do u spray with wd40 ? herd it b4 but ? is it to protect ?
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