[200q20v] close...but no cigar

Forhan, Thomas Thomas.Forhan at mail.house.gov
Wed Oct 11 11:34:25 EDT 2000

Do you have the snapring tool listed by part number on Chris' pages? 
With that, I was able to pull, install, pull, install, etc with ease as I
every bonehead error possible on the reassembly.

(This was on my '90 two years ago)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Rose [mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 10:29 AM
> To: Forhan, Thomas
> Cc: 200q20v list
> Subject: [200q20v] close...but no cigar
> At 12:47 PM -0400 10/10/2000, Forhan, Thomas wrote:
> >I also had the drivers door lock fail awhile back, I  had 
> this happen on my
> >old 1990 200 so I knew the moment the key went to the right without
> >resistance what was going on.  I bought the fix kit and then 
> opened up the
> >door on Saturday. Whoa-it already had the stamped steel arm, 
> instead of pot
> >metal, but the little nylon clip that goes into the arm had 
> failed, allowing
> >the rod to drop out. Local dealer b.o'd on the clip, so I 
> ordered one ($1.65
> >-cheapest Audi fix yet) and meanwhile jury-rigged an 
> attachment with some
> >stainless steel seizing wire.
> I did my very first door dismantling yesterday. Yep,  I had 
> the classic,
> broken lock-lever syndrome (driver's door), except in my case 
> it was the
> real thing--no $1.65 reprieve such as Thomas got. Things seemed to go
> pretty much according to the various instructions. I removed 
> the old parts,
> dismantled the old lock cylinder and installed the tumblers, 
> etc in the new
> one. I even got that damn circular spring reinstalled without too much
> agony. So far, so good.
> Next, I took care to align the matching half-teeth between the alarm
> (timing) gear and the new lock lever gear. When all seemed to 
> be in proper
> position, I fumbled for a while with my circlip pliers but I 
> finally had
> the circlip (retainer) snap into place, and the job was done. 
> Well, or so
> it seemed...
> The problem is that although the key now works to lock/unlock 
> all doors, it
> fails to activate the alarm system (i.e. no "beep"). This is because I
> evidently failed to get the gear teeth into proper alignment. 
>  (BTW, the
> passenger door lock will activate the alarm system properly, 
> so I know my
> problem is definitely incorrect gear alignment in the 
> driver's lock. Ugh!)
> I want to take things apart (again) to reposition the 
> alarm-timing gear,
> but now a major obstacle is that I'm finding it extremely difficult
> (impossible?) to _remove_ that recently installed circlip. My 
> cheap circlip
> tool (snap-ring?) was adequate for installing the circlip, 
> but it doesn't
> seem up to the job of  _removing_ it. Sadly, the old-style 
> retainer was
> quite easy to remove with just a screwdriver, but the 
> new-style snap-ring
> seems tough to remove. Any advice (other than "just leave it be")?
> Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
> '91 200q				mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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