blower fan cutting out on lft-hand turns (type 44)
aukdav at wcoil.com
Tue Jan 23 20:30:34 EST 2001
Thanks for all the replies. I've got a spare motor in the garage that I had
rebuilt by the local electric shop. Looks like I'm in for another skin
cutting session. I should be faster, as this will be the fourth car in the
family stable to have the motor fail. Usually they just plain quit.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Munro <munrof at sympatico.ca>
To: Dave Aukerman <aukdav at wcoil.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: blower fan cutting out on lft-hand turns (type 44)
> Probably worn brushes, Dave, if the motor is original. You can check the
> brush wear by pulling off the plenum cover and removing the rubber cooling
> hose running from the blower housing to the motor. This will let you see
> top brush. If the shunt wire is resting on the bottom of the brush holder
> slot, the brushes are worn out. You can sometimes get a bit of extra life
> pushing down on the top brush.
> Left hand turns will also make the blower chirp when the front bearing is
> worn out.
> Fred Munro
> '94 S4 122k km
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Aukerman" <aukdav at wcoil.com>
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:43 PM
> Subject: blower fan cutting out on lft-hand turns (type 44)
> > Subject says it all. Interesting data point, did not occur before I
> > installed new thermostat last night. Blower is fine on straight line
> > right hand turns. Sign of impending failure?
> > Dave
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