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HELLO :) .has any one got any ideas on what could have broke on my electric window. the motor can be heard but the window does not move .but you can move the window up and down with your hand :(
 

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Originally posted by cooper@Feb 23 2005, 01:54 PM
HELLO :) .has any one got any ideas on what could have broke on my electric window. the motor can be heard but the window does not move .but you can move the window up and down with your hand :(
i have the same problem on my driver side window which drives me crazy
i have a a6 2.8
 

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Originally posted by cooper@Feb 23 2005, 01:54 PM
HELLO :) .has any one got any ideas on what could have broke on my electric window. the motor can be heard but the window does not move .but you can move the window up and down with your hand :(

Hello I just had this repaired on my 98 A6 2.8 at the dealer. It is the plastic track that the widow rides on the dealer knew what is was right away and my windows work great now.
 

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Originally posted by Jaydog@Feb 25 2005, 01:06 AM
Hello I just had this repaired on my 98 A6 2.8 at the dealer. It is the plastic track that the widow rides on the dealer knew what is was right away and my windows work great now.
Thanks for the advice looks like a trip down the dealer ship .was going to have a look my self but the door card looks hard to get off so i will let the experts do it i think :thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by Diana81@Feb 24 2005, 10:13 PM
i have the same problem on my driver side window which drives me crazy
i have a a6 2.8
mine is drivers side as well.i will have to get the dealer ship to look at it .glad i am not the only one this has happened to :D
 

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I havent had the this problem with my A6 yet but I've had my wife's Jetta in to the shop to fix the plastic track twice and it still doesnt work perfectly. When talking to the mechanic it sounds like its a very common problem.
 

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I had a problem with the driver's window. It was going up very slowly and sometimes it stopped halfway and started going down, as if something had blocked it. When it rained, it used to make a terrible noise no matter if going up or down.

I have a tendency to try fixing things on my own, so I disassembled the door to see what the problem was. I read about several people having window guides problems, so I checked those first. They were OK. I greased them anyway, but the window was still going up very slow.

After an hour or so, I found the problem. Inside the door, on the middle, there is a stiff rubber piece, triangle-shaped. Its purpose is to prevent the window from vibrating inside the door when its rolled down completely. If this rubber piece is too close to the window, there's a problem. When the window rolls down, it pulls the rubber piece half way out. The rubber piece gets stuck between the window and its placeholder. This is not a problem until you try to roll up the window. The rubber piece will not go back to its place, but will apply pressure on the window, which explains why it goes slowly only when rolling up. Sometimes the pressure is so big that it fools the electronic into thinking there is an object between the window and the door frame and this automatically stops and rolls down the window (standard feature to protect your hand, head or whatever from being crushed by a window rolling up :p ).

Anyway, back to the problem. The solution was to bend a little the metal rod that holds the rubber piece, so that it doesn't get pulled out by the window. I had to roll up and down the window some hundred times to figure out the problem, but worth the effort. The problem never came up since.
 

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I have just spent a good few hours with my 1998 A6 passenger window, I used plenty of silicon grease on the runners/cable arrangement. I am interested in the sticking rubber pad that A6_25TDI mentioned as a possible cause of sticking, but, I do not recall seeing a triangular rubber pad on the door, I wonder if this is visable or indeed fitted on all models? Any further clues welcomed.
 

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Hi - I have exactly the same problem. Looking on the web it seems that this is a common problem on the audi. I will Endevor to find out a bit more in the mean time if you find anything could you let me know! Cheers.
 

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To spark18a:

Halfway between the two window guides inside the door there's a vertical metal rod, that holds this rubber piece. The piece itself is not so big, maybe 2 per 2 inches.

Unfortunately I did not take pictures when I did the repair, could have been useful. I found, though, a picture on AudiWorld forum, of another guy who disassembled a front door, and I edited it to point the rod I'm talking about.

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do you have any advice on how you got the door trim removed. It is well concealed and i am liek you, i like to fix things myself but dont have a clue how to get the door trim off??

many thanks!!!
 

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My man

the door trim is the least of your concerns. The only way to replace a window mechanism, is to remove the entire top structure. Strip down until only the skin of the door is still attached to the car. So if you have no clue, try changing a window mechanism, it will surely make you an Audi expert in the end. And remember, you will definately need a drill. You ask why, start stripping and find out. it's a Biaaach to remedy, could perhaps even take you a good 3 solid hours, if you lucky :)

Anyway, good luck to all of you - I had to replace, both my Front window mechanisms and may I say, it's no fun, but you feel that you at least accomplished something for the day. :) :beer: :nahrung034: :thumbsup:

Laters all you Queens and Princess :trophy:

Oh.... and not to sure about your side of the world, but when the green clip or cable breaks, you have to buy the whole **** thing in the end. those parts are not sold loosely here in South Africa :(
 

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Originally posted by rogerj@Sep 29 2005, 06:39 PM
do you have any advice on how you got the door trim removed. It is well concealed and i am liek you, i like to fix things myself but dont have a clue how to get the door trim off??
There's a good article with pics on AudiWorld about replacing the door handle. It has instructions on how to remove the door panel trim.
http://www.audiworld.com/tech/int49.shtml
 
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