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Re: <V8> Wipers (again)

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From: Tim Gortner <"Tim Gortner <tgortner"@sprintmail.com> <Tim Gortner
Date: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 5:37 AM
Subject: <V8> Wipers (again)

>Although I saw my previous message in the digest, I have had no replies,
>which I find amazing!  I have always been impressed that the members of
>this esteemed group can come up with at least a suggestion or two, even
>for the most obscure problem.
>I will recap the problem:  The wipers on my '90 V8 work fine, except
>they come to rest after use at a 90 degree angle instead of in the down
>position.  If the wiper arms had just loosened and slipped, they
>wouldn't work properly when using in the rain.  What is the mechanics
>here?  A computer?  The stalk switch?  Is it in the motor?  Is the motor
>expensive?  Has anyone experienced this before?
>Hoping for some help.....   :-)
>Tim Gortner
>Marshfield, MA

    I haven't had any problem with my wipers, excepting the time the
boneheads at Standard Auto Glass removed them in the 90 degree position and
reinstalled them in the "parked" position when they replaced the windsheild.
Of course it was raining the next day and it took me about 30 seconds to
figure out why they were trying to wipe the firewall instead of the
    It sounds like you may have a problem with the "park" positioning
switch. I don't know how the Audi motors are set up, but most Detroit iron
has a cam activated switch in the motor which keeps the power on the motor
until the wipers are parked even if you turn them off at the stalk. It
sounds like your motor is turning off 90 degrees out of phase.
    Sorry I can't be more helpful...

Fred Munro
'91 200q  245k km