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Re: Audi 90 thanks, and more problems

"P-O Selander (EUS)" wrote:
> > Derick Farfan (sorry, lost your address), had problems with the
> > key/cylinder turning freely in the door locks.
> >
> Derick, I wrote about this a few weeks ago. Like D Potter says, you most
> likely have lost the retaining ring on the back of the cylinder, but then
> you should also be able to essentially be able to pull the cylinder straight
> out. Be aware, if you do this, all the tumblers and small springs might fall
> out  = Big MESS!
If I'm not mistaken, the lock clip is towards the front of the lock, and
the cylinder assembly is behind it--there's a c-clip on the back that
holds everything in place.

> More likely (if the locks are the same as on 100/200 models) is that the
> aluminum lever that goes from the lock cylinder via linkage to the actual
> lock, has broken. This is VERY common (but unlikely to happen at both sides
> simultaneously?!) problem that you can fix your self with parts from Audi
> (about $10-15 USD for new steel lever and lock cylinder, required) and some
> severe patience. I think there's a good description on Scott Mockry's web
> page (http://www.teleport.com/~scottmo/index.html) on how to fix this. I am
> out on the road and sitting late in a hotel room and simply do not have time
> to type up the entire procedure tonight. Mail me directly and I'll try to
> help you when I'm back in town (Bellevue/Seattle) on Sunday. Bottom line is
> that this is something you likely can fix yourself!
I'm not sure how that would work, if the inside doesn't work as
well--what it sounds like is that the outside key lock is stuck in the
"locked" position, so the door handles are inop...having said this I
can't remember exactly what the problem was; if he could open the door
from the inside or not.


> P-O Selander
> Bellevue, WA
> (right now in Dallas/Richardson, TX, and fighting with a p-o-s Toshiba
> Portege 7010 laptop)