[s-cars] Wind noise from drivers door

Fred Munro munrof at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 27 19:56:11 EST 2003

Hi Bjorn;

The first thing to try is to open the door about 4 cm and try lifting it
from the open end. There should be absolutely no play in the lower hinge. If
you can feel movement in the lower hinge (the door moves up and down a bit),
the hinge is worn out and needs replacing. If you haven't replaced it
already, it is probably worn out on a '92. I just checked my '94 this
weekend and it is worn (I actually did the adjustment job on the upper door
carrier and took a set of photos but haven't written up the procedure yet).
If the hinges are OK, the door gaps front and rear are set by sliding the
hinges fore and aft on the A pillar. The body contour on the rear edge of
the door is set by moving the lock striker wedge in or out. If your door is
tilted (i.e. you set the contour flush at the bottom and it is too far
in/out at belt level) you will have to shim the hinges.
Is the rear edge of your front door too far in at both the bottom and at the
latch level? If so, the wedge adjustment is all that's required. If it is
too far in at the bottom and flush at the latch level, something is amiss.
If the same situation exists at the front edge, shimming the hinge will fix
it. If the front edge is flush, the door may be twisted.


Fred Munro
'94 S4

-----Original Message-----
From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Bjørn Eirik Ødegård
Sent: November 27, 2003 5:38 PM
To: s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Wind noise from drivers door

What if I want to realign the whole door? My door is tilted inwards on the
bottom, and it squeeces the bottom trim and makes the trailing edge of the
lower rear door sandblasted..
is a shim under the lower hinge the only solution??
The door would fit perfectly if tilted about 1degree with the clock..

Bjorn :o)
'92 S4 MTM

----- Original Message -----
From: Gabriel Caldwell <gabriel at ts.bc.ca>
To: <HOOG23 at aol.com>; <robert at s-cars.org>; <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: 27. november 2003 22:20
Subject: RE: [s-cars] Wind noise from drivers door

Pretty easy.  One screw at each side of the top of the panel, and two
hidden underneath the door pull.  You have to pry off a bit of the door
pull to reveal the screw.  Examine it closely and you will see what
needs to come out.  Once all the crews are removed, pull up on the

Gabriel Caldwell
Tsunami Solutions Ltd.
#202 - 2055 Boundary Road
Vancouver, BC Canada V5M 3Z1
voice: 604.299.5855
fax: 604.648.8158
e-mail: gabriel at ts.bc.ca
url: www.tsunamisolutionsltd.com

-----Original Message-----
From: HOOG23 at aol.com [mailto:HOOG23 at aol.com]
Sent: November 27, 2003 1:00 PM
To: Gabriel Caldwell; robert at s-cars.org; s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Wind noise from drivers door

Yes, this sounds like a 'safer' method.

Any of the urs faq's cover removal of the door panel?

'95 S6 (Red)

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