[s-cars] RF door latch sticking
fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 1 16:32:46 EST 2004
To remove the latch you will need to remove the door panels (see write
Mark their location and then remove the bolts for the window assembly
and lift it off
Unclip the rod from the exterior door handle to the latch
Unclip the door lock knob rod
Remove the star bolts that hold the latch on the door
Remove the latch.
Hope this helps
--- "Krasusky Paul (WQQ2PXK)" <WQQ2PXK at ups.com> wrote:
> I'm worried this might be the case, as I could reach in there and
> it up each time it stuck. With barely any effort, it was just barely
> sticking. Odd.
> My worry is, how to f'n remove the latch? Looking inside at the
> connections to the cable, handle, and lock, doesn't look fun! How do
> disconnect those? The latch looks only to be the 2 large screws from
> the outside door edge, no?
> Thanks! Hoping it doesn't come down to that!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: chris chambers [mailto:fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 4:16 PM
> To: Krasusky Paul (WQQ2PXK); Scar
> Subject: RE: [s-cars] RF door latch sticking
> If his drawing doesn't help you, then you might want to know what was
> wrong with mine.
> The latch assembly has a spring inside it that does the latching.
> It gets corrodded and gummed up. Remove teh actual latch assembly
> inside your door and soak it in transmission fluid.
> Yes that's right, soak it in transmission fluid. I had this problem
> with the driver's side latch on both of our 93 S4's. The fluid will
> clean up and lubricate the latch, but it might take an overnight
> soaking, in addition it helps if you activate the latch assembly by
> pulling on the cable a few times every hour or so.
> Good luck!
> --- "Krasusky Paul (WQQ2PXK)" <WQQ2PXK at ups.com> wrote:
> > No need to for him... you see their chubby little circusfreak
> > fingers
> > can't manipulate the door pulls all that well so it's a
> > Keith just emailed me the funniest f'n MS Paint picture of the door
> > cable assembly that he drew which hopefully points me in the right
> > direction. His car did the same (CF / wood swapping partners), and
> > it
> > was me that likely did both of these clips during reinstall. On
> > shifting those silver clips over the chrome cable 'hat' did the
> > trick.
> > Damn, I tell ya, this list isn't only helpful but f'n hilarious. I
> > pose
> > the question, get an email pic (soooo wish I could post his
> > drawing...
> > tears!), followed by a phone call at work in CT all the way from
> > Michigan to explain. I won't get rid of the POS hoar for this
> > alone...
> > -Paul
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: lee at wheelman.com [mailto:lee at wheelman.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 3:50 PM
> > To: Krasusky Paul (WQQ2PXK); s-car-list at audifans.com
> > Subject: Re: [s-cars] RF door latch sticking
> > Hmm. Right front passenger door not operable from inside. Sounds
> > like a great car for dates. Pizzo what do you usually do to set up
> > a car this way?
> > Lee
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