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wipers are getting slow, and have now stopped !!???

andyollie Sep 6, 2005

  1. andyollie

    andyollie Member

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    any ideas why my wipers got really show and have now stopped all together!??
     
  2. m_o_w_g_l_i

    m_o_w_g_l_i Member

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    The same happened on my A3, its probably the spindles and mechanism getting all manky. It needs taking apart, cleaning and reassembling. Should be OK after that.
     
  3. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    The same happened on my A3, its probably the spindles and mechanism getting all manky. It needs taking apart, cleaning and reassembling. Should be OK after that.

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    unles its like mine and seized beyond repair...where even a sledge hammer won get the spindle out of the housing! lol.

    Rich
     
  4. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Same happend to me. I bought a second-hand unit and fitted that.

    It a late model problem as the older A4's don't have this problem.
     
  5. andyollie

    andyollie Member

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    right, so was it the wiper motor docurley?
     
  6. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No it’s the frame, the joints just seize up, if you don’t fix it soon your knacker the motor.

    Also when you do it mark it with tippex or a marker pen at each nut and position as your have a nightmare if you don't.

    I learnt the hard way.
     
  7. mac1403

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    Hi...The linkage on mine siezed too. It is a common fault especially on A4's. I was told by the dealers it would be the motor, so be aware they are not always right. Also if you get one from a breakers like I did that they give you the right one. The motors have different electrical connections. As I said, lucky for me it was just the linkage so I could swap the motors and just use the new linkages.
     
  8. andyollie

    andyollie Member

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    fixed last night, thanks for ur help all and yes it was the drives side linkage, it was SOLID.
    you have to remove a wee circlip and then hammer the spindle appart, and grease it up
     
  9. bredhurststeve

    bredhurststeve Active Member

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    mine has done this twice now, the first time East kent Audi quoted me £160 for a new linkage but stripped it down and regreased it for nothing. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif
    now all i do is regually put some 3 in 1 onto the spindles and that works fine
     

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