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Re: Ur-Q Window Motor/Regulator
At 05:27 PM 5/10/99 -0400, you wrote:
>My passenger door lift has been getting increasingly noisy and slow, and
>finally stopped with the window down (Murphy's Law).
>I opened the door panel and found that the Regulator? seemed to have sheared
>its mount on the door panel and was torquing and jamming the window glass as
>it tried to go up. I was able to clamp the motor/regulator with my hand and
>activate the lift mechanism and the window closed quite happily.
>The question is how is the motor/regulator mounted to the door frame? Is it
>a flexible mount? I know that I am being lazy because I should be able to
>get a mirror in there to see what's going on. There is a single nut on the
>panel side of the door which looks like it belongs to the mounting
>mechanism, and it is still attached to a bolt/stud of sorts. I guess this
>could have unscrewed from the motor/regulator housing?
>Traverse City, MI
>'83 & '85 Ur-qs (for my sins)
The motor/regulator assembly is bolted to the door with flexible rubber
studs (3 each). Many times the stud separates from the rubber portion
which allows the motor to flop around. Should be able to replace these
from the dealer. In any case examine the plastic spring loaded guide
sleeves for cracking. When these sleeves crack, they allow the cable to
mis-track and cause tremendous loading on the cable and the rubber studs.
3rd party (so called improved design) requires you to drill holes in doors
and are noisy and s-l-o-w, IMHO, when compared to the cable actuated type.
They are quite cheaper though.
Tony Lum 1987 5000CS Turbo Quattro
Berkeley, California, U.S.A. 1985 4000CS Quattro
Audi Owner/Driver/Mechanic by Necessity ;^) 1980 5000S Sedan
QCUSA Member #6885 1987.5 Coupe GT