Avant owners please help.....

Jim Fleischer jim at activelifestylemassage.com
Mon Jul 17 21:53:18 EDT 2006

Hey guys,  

Subject- 1991 200 TQA 20V

Issue- During a fairly heavy downpour today, I wiped the rear glass and only got through half the motion, the wiper is stuck in the up, vertical position.  I heard some clicking in the relay area near my left knee, so I guess the relay is engaging, but don't know why.  Is the wiper motor seized?  I can turn the "clicking" on and off with the wiper stalk, just as you would turn the wipers on and off, and the rear squirters still work.  I can also smell a horrible oder in the cabin.....a cross between burning coolant and burning plastic.  This is consistent with the timing of the rear wiper going dead.  I checked for coolant leak, there is none....Seems like I'm burning something, somewhere....any help much appreciated

Best regards to all,

Jim Fleischer

1991 200 TQA
1991 200 TQ Sedan
1983 urquattro

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