[200q20v] Re-Circ Door Spring & DIY Alignment...

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Sep 17 08:46:59 EDT 2001


With the jam nuts backed off, "those collar looking things' should be loose
from the tappered and split tie rod end.  Shoot some penetrating oil thru
the slotts.  You may have to use some heat.  Take the adjustment appart and
grease the threads well.


> From: "Hemberger, Chris" <CHemberger at stanadyne.com>
> Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 08:39:34 -0400
> To: "200q20v (E-mail)" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] Re-Circ Door Spring & DIY Alignment...
> Hello All,
> Couple of quick questions for the experts:  Can somebody verify the correct
> installation location of the notorious HVAC recirculating door return
> spring?  I checked Mr. Mockery's website and the diagram indicates that the
> spring connects both the recirc. and fresh air doors.  Am I interpreting
> this correctly? One end of mine is broken and therefore just hanging
> there...
> I am attempting the DIY alignment and have been unable to rotate the tie rod
> adjuster despite loosening the jam nuts.  Bentley mentions loosening the
> 'clamps' but not too sure what/where they are;  I suspect they are these
> collar-looking things that the jam nuts clamp down on.  Looks as though the
> female threaded sections have axial slots in them which allow a deflection
> of the threaded 'tube' as the collar crimps down on it.  Did not spend a lot
> of time on it but that's what it look like.  Any
> recommendations/clarification?  Thanks.
> Chris Hemberger
> 91 200Q-20v Avant
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