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Rear wiper motor

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by B5NUT, Apr 4, 2013.

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    So my rear wiper motor has just given up, noticed it's been slow for the last month or so. Looking around I can get a Valeo unit for around £80 on ebay, just been on web site ECP and they have a unit for £61, but it's made my a company called VistaPro, are these any good or am I just wasting my money. Not even looking at a used one as most will be on there way out. Also checked out GSF but they are £85 for an unknown brand.
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    Nessy VW + Audi mad

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    Never heard of VistaPro, can't say I like the sound of it either tbh.....lol.
    I'd say try ringing your local branch of GSF and if need be ring HQ (I believe Birmingham) and ask what make it is.
    I never buy anything from them before I know the manufacturer, and they will know, if they look deeply enough into their PC.
    My local GSF always gives at least 10% off which makes them so competitive for most stuff, at least that's what I find.
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    You can strip your rear wiper down, clean, new brushes and regrease, should get it going again.
    You can also buy repair kits off ebay.
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    Seen a couple on ebay but it's almost £50 for the kit (or am I looking at the wrong one) may as well spend the extra £15 and get a new one, would be worth it if the only option was to buy one from Audi at over £120. Also got a 200 mile trip at the weekend so could do with it working.
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Might as well if there is that much difference.

    You're more than welcome to my unit mate.
    I've stripped it down, cleaned and regreased and no longer need it.
    Its been sat in the shed.


    I don't use a rear wiper, just cover the rear glass in RainX style product and its fine.............Untill the salt build up, then you just wash it and recoat.
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    I'm doing 100 miles a day so like to see out the back, and with the amount of salt on the road at the moment one trip just about covers the car in salt. Thanks for the offer but have just been over to GSF and got one, also ordered the plastic cover as mine was cracked.

    Next thing is to try and get the arm off later today, I had to replace one on an A6 a couple of weeks ago and the dam thing was welled tried pullers, oil, and heat nothing would budge it. ended up cutting the thing off!
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    Another piece of priceless audi design, lets run water through an electric component, f*****g genius who though that of that

    anyway i have tried gsf units, it lasted just over a year,if the motor is seized you can strip as has been suggested if it's a seal or blocked pipe toss it and buy a new one, any ideas what audi charge these days???
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    Well opened the unit up and the brass tube that runs through the spindle has snapped just like in this repair thread Rear wash/wiper repair - Audifans.net so going to fit the gsf unit and see how it goes.

    Your looking at around £133 for an Audi branded unit, or just get a Valeo unit, as my unit was a Valeo with an Audi stamp.
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    I had to replace the rear wiper motor on my car back in 2005 just after I bought it.
    The rear wiper had developed a life of its own , would stop...start ...go like mad then randomly stop!
    Ended up getting a s/h wiper motor and when taking the old one apart found the tube had gone and the motor was full of washer fluid.
    Touch wood it has been fine ever since, but I always ensure that I have a very very strong solution of washer fluid in the bottle in an attempt to reduce any corrosion of that pipe!
    Oh and I also found all the connections in the washer hose from front of car to rear and wrapped each joint securely with insulating tape so they could never pop off and soak the interior!
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