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Re: climate control

At 11:56 PM 9/10/98 -0700, you wrote:
>(Temporary.) Disconnect the vacuum line to the offending vacuum motor
>and cap the Y-connection.  At least the center vents stay open,
>even though I'm now fresh air only.
>(Long Term.) There is a repair kit!!!  A metal braket for the vacuum
>motor.  Thanks to Scott Mockry for this information.  Part # is
>200 271 200 and Linda has (had) one.  We'll see how this works...
>> A few people lately have posted with problems in the climate control (cc)
>> system in the late '80s early '90s audis.  I forget who, but one lister
>> that lately his car stopped blowing cool air through the center vents, and
>> only blew through the upper and lower (and the dealer wanted to recharge
>> system freon).

When you put the metal bracket in, do yourself a favor and tap the mounting
holes (10-32 is the correct size I think). Then take some scrap aluminum
and make a matching bracket to go around the plastic mounting strut.  Then
put the repair bracket in front of the strut, and your home-made bracket in
back of the strut and screw the 2 together.  Only slightly tricky to get
the vacuum hose re-attached. 

You have to live in the land of OZ if you think you're gonna drill holes in
the mounting strut.  There's absolutely no room to get your hands in there!


Tony Lum                                  1987 5000CS Turbo Quattro
Berkeley, California, U.S.A.                1985 4000CS Quattro
Audi Owner/Driver/Mechanic by Necessity ;^)   1980 5000S Sedan
                                               1987.5 Coupe GT