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Re: Caliper or Cable??? [kind of long]

Osman Parvez wrote:

> The audi tech who put in my starter tells me it's the cables,

He's right. BTDT on both cables on the same exact car as yours.
The cable jacket wears through => water gets in => the whole thing rusts
solid => hand brake lever does not release the callipers.

1. Do both sides at the same time, do not repeat my mistake by doing
just one. Trust me, on our cars with such a symmetrical wear pattern the
other side is on it's way.
2. Do NOT remove the drive shaft. Totally unnecessary.
3. Our cars use two unique to this m.y. cables. Take the p/n from the
cable, NOT from the fiche. 
4. Do MATCH UP the length of the old one and the new one before you
proceed to fish the new one through. Don't ask me why I know this...

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ
Philadelphia, PA