I just recently joined the list, and have been immensely enjoying it!
A couple of questions for the experts out there.
I have a 1986 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, and it is slowly dying! I love
this car, but it is developing problems faster than I can fix them
(financially speaking). I am hoping to save some money by fixing
what I can.
1) Only Stage Three of the cooling fan is working. So, when I sit
in city traffic, it sounds like a DC-10 is landing in front of me. A
friends suggests that the resistor pack (?) needs to be replaced.
Does this sound like a likely solution? Where is it located, and is
it possible for me to fix?
2) Driver window doesn't work anymore. I dissassembled the door,
and noted that the regulator needs replacing. Any secrets to this,
or could a simpleton like myself do it?
Solve this problem, and receive the "Mr. Fix It!" award:
3) Start car. Works fine, idling at 800 RPM. Drive any distance.
Stop car. Go shopping. Get in car. Start car. Car no longer idles
when you come to a stop. Drive 3 footed. Car accidentally stalls.
Car will not start. Just turns over. Sit embarrasedly in
intersection for no less than 1 minute. (seems like 1 hour) Start
car. Will start. Won't idle still.
If you let it cool for 1/2 hour the process begins again.
A) How come it runs just fine on your first trip? You could drive
for 8 hours, and it will idle just fine. But as soon as you turn it
off, and on again, it won't idle!?
B) Release me from this bondage.
| - Mike White |
| '67 Deluxe Microbus |
| '57 Deluxe Microbus 23-Window |