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Re: Quantum door latch
Hairy green toads from Mars made firstname.lastname@example.org say:
> <---- Begin Included Message ---->
> Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 12:55:52 -0600 (CST)
> From: email@example.com (Philip J Ethier)
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Quantum door latch
> To: email@example.com
> I'm back on the list. Because I need help, natch. I GIVE advice on
> other lists...
> My '87 Quantum Syncro has developed an annoying habit of refusing to let
> me open the right rear door.
> Both the inside and outside handles seem to be affected.
> The outside handle seems to have the trigger stuck in a way.
> The inside handle seems to operate though most of its range with no
> resistance or effect.
I had this problem on my '85 Golf. It seems that VW decided the
internal door weather seal wasn't really needed in most of the
cars they made in the mid 80's. As a result, corrosion made the
mechanisms stiff, sticky, and unreliable. I replaced a couple
of handles, and a couple of linkages.
What you need to do to *fix* it is to replace the linkages,
lube everything with something appropriate, and place the
VW part#'d plastic sheet inside the door. The dealer fiches
probably show this part. There may even be a hidden recall on it.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Equipment Corporation (603)-881-1294
110 Spit Brook Road http://www.zk3.dec.com/~duane
Nashua, NH 03062-2698
Only my cat shares my opinions, and I'd like to wrap her in plastic.