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RE: Audi 5000 Door handle trouble

BTDT, my wife's 87 5KSQ had the same problem. Replace the handle for about
$30 each side in parts. The problem stems from the "trigger" part of the
handle being cast from white metal, low on durability. Not too hard to do,
just make sure you get the linkages hooked up correctly for the central

Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
1990 Coupe Quattro

>From: 	Anderson, Scott C./Am Cyanamid[SMTP:U17CQGE@cci.fs2.carlson.com]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, March 12, 1996 6:45 PM
>To: 	Audi List
>Subject: 	Audi 5000 Door handle trouble
>I have been driving my '87 5000 for 50,000 miles now without any problems,
>however one small problem has developed recently.  On both of the rear
>doors, the outside handle does not "spring" back into place after it has
>been squeezed, making it difficult to open the doors.  I have to insert a
>screwdriver or key between the moving latch part and the fixed part of the
>handle inorder to get the door to latch closed again.
>Has anyone else experienced this and what is the best way to fix it?