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

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by andyollie, Sep 6, 2005.

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    [Sep 6, 2005]
    any ideas why my wipers got really show and have now stopped all together!??
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    [Sep 6, 2005]
    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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    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
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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.
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    [Sep 6, 2005]
    right, so was it the wiper motor docurley?
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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.
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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.
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    [Sep 10, 2005]
    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
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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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