[Biturbos4] Drivers door catches

Aurangzeb M. Agha ama-list at mltp.com
Fri May 2 09:25:57 PDT 2008

Hi Scott --

I'm having the exact same problem.  I notice this happens the most when 
the weather starts to warm up.  I saw it first as last summer was 
starting, but as it cooled down, it went away, only to start again a few 
weeks ago.

The problem is pretty annoying, as some times it takes three or four 
"tries" to open the door from the outside--usually, finally, I can open it 
without it catching, but one time I tried so many times I had to finally 
get in from the passenger's side.

I have an '01 B5.



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Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 09:54:05 -0400
From: "Long, Scott G A1C USAF AFMC 88 SFS/S4W"
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Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Drivers door catches
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I should have said from the outside.  From the inside it takes two
pulls, that's normal.  But from the outside if I unlock the door and
pull up on the handle, it opens a bit and catches the latch.  You know
when you shut the door but it's not fully closed?  That's where it goes
when I open it.

If the car is unlocked and I'm inside, one pull on the interior handle
opens the door fine.  It seems like the linkage for the exterior handle
may need to be adjusted.  I'm not sure if this is a common problem for
B5 doors, or if I'm just unlucky?

Scott G. Long

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