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Re: quattro-digest V3 #1119
> Possible that the cable used to wind the window up & down is starting to go,
> and will shortly snap (at least, that's what happened to me). Door can be
> off; main areas are the 3 Allen head bolts at the door pull (approx. 4mm hex;
> trial fit a wrench on the rearmost bolt head you can just see at the rear
> of the hand grip cutout). Bolts are LOOSENED, NOT REMOVED approx.
> 10 turns, then the door pull can be removed. You won't be able to see the
> two bolts for the center and front part of the door pull (look underneath for
> access holes) and getting at them is definitely a touchy-feely maneuver.
> the door pull off, you should see two large sheet-metal screws; remove them
> and the screwsaround the outside of the door panel. Then LIFT THE DOOR
> PANEL STRAIGHT UP to remove (DON''T pry it horizontally away from the
> With the panel off, you can now try to look at the Rube Goldberg arrangement
> of the cable drive. I stared and stared at it, decided I wasn't up to the
> bolted everything back up, and had the dealer replace the cable.
> Don't know if this is the exact cause, but if the window is noisy going up &
> down, I suspect a cable on its last legs.
> Ray Calvo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> 1990 Coupe Quattro
> In a message dated 96-10-01 12:12:06 EDT, you write:
> From: "Alvin - not required -" <PRIMO_JR@msn.com>
> Date: Tue, 1 Oct 96 02:58:51 UT
> Subject: My 90' CQ's got problems.....
> Fellow 90-91 Quattro Coupe owners......my car has been called on by the Audi
> Gods...for punishment!
> The other evening, my brother-in-law, who we'll call Paul, because that's
> name, slammed my passenger side door shut, (while the window was in its
> down position) and I heard an awful noise like something snapped!!!!
> I then proceeded to roll the window up (power windows of course) and bam
> sound of something metal smacking the glass) and a scratch was immediately
> inscribed on my unblemished window's tint. I know it sounds like the window
> regulator or a part of the mounting hitting my window every time I roll my
> window up or down.
> 1. Now here's the question.... Have any of you had this same thing occur to
> your car or is this something out of the ordinary??
> My mechanic, who is very trustworthy btw, says it will cost much money(while
> rubbing his fingers together, (in his guttorial German accent)).
> 2. Is this type of repair reasonable for a above average home mechanic??
> 3. Have any of you taken apart your doors before??
> 4. Pain in the ass or what ??? >>
New window regs can be had for about 100.00US dollars. And YES you
can do this.! I can replace the reg in less then 1 hour. No I dont make
glasses. Really though I think this is a project most every can do and
will do to save them money on the labor side.
I am sure that this is outlined in the arcives. If not contact me