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Door problem

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Bradderz_1988, Feb 4, 2012.

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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    The other day unlocked car and drivers door wouldn't open went through back door and opened with ease drove 12 miles or so to work and it worked fine when I tried it at work now this morning the passenger one did at the misses got a strop on as she thought I locked her out in the cold lol but again opened fine from the inside ??

    Is it just the cold weather that's freezing the lock or is it a problem beginning to start ?

    Any suggestions ??
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    Are locking pumps air or electric driven?


    VCDS Scan? :D
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    I would of thought air driven of the pump and electric side is just to let the comp no there's a fault or the doors are open for courtesy lights etc may be wrong though lol
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    I think the change over was about the FL time.
    PFL was air pump driven and FL was electric. I think.

    If yours is a PFL, it will be air. so you could have a leak or something freezying stopping it from opening.
    The VCDS will tell you if there is a fault with the pump, like if it ran on for to long which will indicate a air leak.
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    His is 99 1.8TQS so facelift
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    With electric door locks, not the air kind.

    Can only think its cold and its effecting the motors.
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    Mines a 99 and still prefacelift :)

    I think you'll find all b5's have air driven locks. Its only the tailgate/boot of the facelift thats electric
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    Thats where i'm getting confused then.
    I thought FL went electric all round along with the boot.
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    But not TQS :angrymod:
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    mine 99 facelift tqs air locks
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    So its air locks.

    VCDS and check for a leak.
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    You can tell if theres a leak by listening to the pump.

    If its fine it whirrs for a couple of seconds at most. If its leaking it'll whirr for ages, 10-15secs.

    If you dont fix it and it is a leak, you'll shatter the impeller in the pump.
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    well technically it is. Its turbo, its quattro and sport suspension :)
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    All B5's have vacuum locking anyway.
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    Thank you.
    I will remember that. :)
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    There's an echo in here :)
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    So you have a quattro 1.8T pre-facelift? :think:

    EDIT: it's S4 isn't it? :w00t:
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    it will be the central locking pump mine has been faulty since i brought mine, it a 2000 faclift, when i first striped the pump cause nothing work the impella was shattered, so i got 1 from the scrapy, and swaped the impella over as they are coded to car so would need vagcom or someting to install! so after the swap i got my door to work but none of the rest! my door was perfect for a few month now if i unlock it only half unlocks it but if i pull the handle a few times it opens! best bet is your local scrappy, as the ones on ebay i think r a little expensive, i paid 10 from scrapyard! there seem to be 2 vacum lines on mine think 1 is for drivers door and the other for the other 3! hopes this helps abit!
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    You can by impeller kits off Ebay.
    I'd buy one of them over a breaker unit.
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    Buy a "4A0" pump from an Audi 80 or similar and swap the compressor from that. They're much sturdier.
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    No **** Sherlock :D
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