quattro Digest, Vol 18, Issue 60

Jan Pinkowish jpinkowish at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 27 13:55:05 EDT 2005

-----Original Message-----
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:54:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tony Hoffman <tfh400036 at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Servicing the center diff lock actuator on 4kq?s

*getting the front actuator out is a pain- as I recall it's mounted to the 
back side of a protective shield that will be caked with ~0.33"/18+ years of 
accumulated road grime. 10mm bolts I think, three of them. No other parts 
have to come off, but you'll have to pull some wild contortions to get it 
all out. <SNIP>
VERY difficult, unless you have cut out the battery box and put in under the back seat :) About four hours for my first one with the sotck battery location.
Tony Hoffman

Tony and others,
Go in through the tie rod opening in pass side wheel well.  If the protective flaps are still there, pop them out.  Battery box removal isn't necessary.  Use 3/8" drive stuff and prolly flexi-joints.  Bolt removal shouldn't be a problem, as everything is usually covered with some oil.

Removing the road grime usually requires paint thinner, tooth brushes, and paper towels.

A job made bearable only by listening to the Ramones!

Jan Pinkowish
'85 4ksq
Bristol, CT

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