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Help..Cant get the Audi A4 jack back into its storage container in the boot?

larry1 Jul 17, 2010

  1. larry1

    larry1 New Member

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    Cant get the Audi A4 jack back into its storage container. I've tried many different positions and angles and I can't get it back into place. 2003 A4 Avant

    Any help much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. rjm180

    rjm180 Active Member

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    Would like to be able to help mate but can't as I have the same problem, no matter how many different ways I tried it. Quite frustrating. Hopefully someone might be able to post a pic to help us.
     
  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Lol I'll take a pic in a bit and post it.
     
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I just took mine out (I've never used it) - took me ages to get the f**kin thing back in again lol!

    Its quite hard to photograph, but hopefully it will help, it's a very tight fit in where I've arrowed, but it does go.

    Then go buy a trolley jack ......

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  5. Leaky Lloyd

    Leaky Lloyd Member

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    i would take the mick,, but i aint tried it yet,, so ill keep shtum!
     
  6. Rhencullen1989

    Rhencullen1989 190 S LINE QUATTRO

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    Ha ha, i had exactly the same problem last weekend, swapped fronts and backs over on my quattro, then struggled for over 40 minutes trying to put the stupid poxy jack back in its compartment. The handle needs to be forced slightly so it fits snug against the side of the jack body, there is also a flat on the plastic handle that is also tight against the jack body. Good engineering or a pain in the ass?
     
  7. paul20v

    paul20v Audi fanatic

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    When i first pulled the one out of my boot it took me a couple of goes too put it back
    bloody thing :)
     
  8. subaru swift

    subaru swift Member

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    thank god its not just me then, as i got my 2.5 sig car & i spent 30 mins playing about with this silly daft design... .

    first day owning it & i looked a tw@t ;)
     
  9. Leaky Lloyd

    Leaky Lloyd Member

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    get yer pics out swifty,, lets av a butchers?;)
     
  10. subaru swift

    subaru swift Member

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    :drool:
    well here is some photos =

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  11. Leaky Lloyd

    Leaky Lloyd Member

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    very nice matey!
     
  12. subaru swift

    subaru swift Member

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    cheers mate

    pity about the arch but i will sort that out asap, & i am looking in to getting a ipod & some how link it to the audi sat nav thingy rns-e i think it is called.

    however i will try the jack holder again as it is still not right ;)
     
  13. rjm180

    rjm180 Active Member

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    Thanks Guys, will try tomorrow, relieved i'm not the only one too. Lol
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
  14. larry1

    larry1 New Member

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    Thanks for replies but still no luck & I am afraid to force it as plastic will break :-(
     
  15. simon.m

    simon.m Active Member

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    just push it in lol if you look at james pics when you have the jack arm how he does just push it in it will not brake as its flexible plastic.
     
  16. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    James i'll keep that pic as the last time mine came out it very nearly ended up in the river!!
     
  17. rjm180

    rjm180 Active Member

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    Many Thanks Guys, my issue turned out to be the handle which had to be forced to get it into the position in James's pics. Once handle in correct position, the jack fitted back into the plastic case nicely.

    Cheers.
     
  18. lewie

    lewie Member

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    Thanks- thats been bugging me for a week- the trick is forcing the handle
     
  19. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    In the end though, James' other suggestion is the proper solution. Get a trolley jack!
     
  20. stuhow3361

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    also spent 30mins doing mine after taking it out to clean the boot.did get it in eventually but lid is still not quite closed but i'm afraid to take the bugger back out again!!!!!!!!!
     
  21. moorzy

    moorzy Active Member

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    I resurrect this thread in the name of 1 hour of cursing and getting pissed wet through this morning....... Absolute pain to get back in place when kissing down and snapping because just spent 15 mins changing wheel in pouring down conditions.... Scrabbling around on wet tarmac in Armani jeans and Hugo boss hoody..... Eff you Audi engineers.
     

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