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Door out of line after new wing fitted

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Beardo, Jan 13, 2011.

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    [Jan 13, 2011]
    Hi Guys,

    I had a new wing fitted to my car a while ago after a little mishap and i noticed when i got above 70 i could hear wind whistling in through the top of the window. I finally got round to checking it out and it seems the door has been re-fitted a little low (about 2-3 mm) but because of this the seals aren't seating correctly at the top of the door.

    I need to adjust the door by those few mm, is it an easy job or am i going to have to take it back to the garage? I really want to avoid the garage if possible as it was done through the insurance and they are half way across the country.
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    [Jan 13, 2011]
    Is the door sitting ok when you look at the line that runs along the length of the side of the car ie in relation to the line on the wing & rear quarter? I had a look at Elsa & it doesnt say how to move the whole door up & down but it tells you how to lift the window frame in relation to the door - this is used to reduce wind noise. Unfortunately you need a special template tool to measure it and then undo two screws, one at either end of the door (front & back).
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    [Jan 16, 2011]
    Hi Khufu,

    If you look at the line you can see a definitive drop from the rear quarter to the locking end of the door.
    where did you find the info mate? did it say where i can get the tool?
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    [Jan 16, 2011]
    Sounds to me like lock end of the door has dropped a little rather than the whole door so it probably just a case of moving the top hinge forward a tad. Its trial and error but open the door wide, mark exactly where the top hinge is on the body and then slacken it off a bit and half close the door so you can lift the lock end thus moving the hinge forward a fraction.
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    [Jan 16, 2011]
    i've had a door that was out of alignment on my 1.6... i didn't know how it had happened tho i recently found out that my sister had crashed it when i was abroad and my dad got it fixed quick before i got back :banghead:

    took it back to Audi who lifted it a little. it can be adjusted as paddy has said. if it's had work done to it then definitely take it back to the guys who did the work.
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