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Rear wiper has a mind of its own

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3Craig, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. A3Craig
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    [Jan 27, 2013]
    My rear wiper when switched on and off does a few cycles then stops half way on the screen and some times its fine and once it has gone off without the wiper stalk being in the correct position, whats the most likely cause? stalk, motor?
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    I had a motor replaced on mine for similar symptoms ,so i would say its the motor , not cheap though, £200 ish iirc
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    This car is costing a fortune already lol
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    My oldmans 57plate A4 had this problem, took the trim panel off and found the ground corroded, so quick bit of de-corrosion at the stud and WD-40 and then that seemed to fix it, (this was saturday) so its been fine for 2 and a half days which he says is a record!
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    Loads of threads on the subject - try and do a search. Most likely is motor corroded inside with washer fluid. Latest motor has been modified and costs about £120 from Audi.

    Mostly affects 2005 - 2007 models and is very common fault.
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    That would be better on the pocket if it was just an earth, thanks, will have a look and let you know how I get on
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    . Mine is 2006 so could be, will take panel off and see what I find
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    [Jan 28, 2013]
    You will need a motor for sure.... Mine went and was built late 2006.
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    [Jan 29, 2013]
    Rang audi up and for a new rear wiper motor it's £115.72, however they have it on eurocarparts for £93.60 and with 25% discount code it makes it £70.20 :thumbsup:
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    Just make sure it's the latest version 8E9 955 711 suffix 'E'
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    FYI i found that Belfast Audi do a genuine motor 8E9 955 711E for £78 delivered from Ebay :thumbsup:
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