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06-11-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,136
Posted By hubturn

Most split the loom and find the faulty wire -...

Most split the loom and find the faulty wire - obviously broken or sometime broken without breaking the insulation. If you believe the microswitch on the trunk (boot for you Cardiff types) is...
06-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,136
Posted By hubturn

Cold solder joints are probably a stretch. It...

Cold solder joints are probably a stretch. It would be helpful if you would include your symptoms. Typically, convertible failures are wiring issues at the trunk flex point. The wires run through...
04-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,545
Posted By hubturn

Agreed - this is a tough one. When the prior...

Agreed - this is a tough one. When the prior owner had the serpentine belt routing changed to the updated routing, a different belt tensioner is required along with a different belt, to my...
Forum: Classic Audi
04-01-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,772
Posted By hubturn

Sorry dave, there is no vacuum operated valve...

Sorry dave, there is no vacuum operated valve such as you describe. The cabriolet always has coolant flowing through the heater core and relies on the diverter doors in the heater box to control hot...
02-27-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,545
Posted By hubturn

Sounds weird. Not a tapping sound so I agree...

Sounds weird. Not a tapping sound so I agree that's probably not a lifter or even oil related. I'm thinking a bad pully or the tensioner is bad. I'd get the plastic belt shields off so that I could...
02-27-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,545
Posted By hubturn

Could be oil check valve failure, located in the...

Could be oil check valve failure, located in the valley pan, allowing the oil to drain out of the head. Also could be a bad lifter that takes a while to pump back up. As you suggested, could be a...
Forum: Classic Audi
02-19-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By hubturn

Does the brake pedal move or feel like it...

Does the brake pedal move or feel like it releases a bit when this happens? Does the brake MIL light illuminate? I ask because as you are slowing, the engine rpm is slowing to idle and the vacuum is...
Forum: Classic Audi
02-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By hubturn

almost forgot. Since you changed the coolant, did...

almost forgot. Since you changed the coolant, did you use G-11 or G-12? If not, flush the prestone or whatever out of there and redo the job. Also, the system has to be bled of air or you can get a...
Forum: Classic Audi
02-16-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By hubturn

Rado. Reading your other posts, you have two...

Rado. Reading your other posts, you have two problems. First is to deal with the overheat. Probably a bad thermostat but could be a bad water pump. It matters not that the job was done 20K ago. I had...
01-26-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,772
Posted By hubturn

You have broken wires in the trunk lid where the...

You have broken wires in the trunk lid where the wire bundle bends at the hinge. Split the bundles open and look, as well as feel, for broken wires. Splice in a repair. Done. That said, with the...
Forum: Classic Audi
12-28-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By hubturn

While a low and variable idle can be a host of...

While a low and variable idle can be a host of things, a vacuum leak can be one, and I have seen that on my '95 Cab. Assuming a 12V engine, remove the plastic shield and while at idle, move the...
Forum: Classic Audi
03-20-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,394
Posted By hubturn

The typical reason for the tops to stop working...

The typical reason for the tops to stop working is breaks in the wiring in the trunk harness. It flexes as the trunk lid is opened and closed and the wires break, sometines internally without the...
05-12-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,310
Posted By hubturn

go to 12v.org and read everything. There is...

go to 12v.org and read everything. There is detailed information on this procedure. However, why do you want to change the gasket? Oil leak, oil in coolant, coolant in oil, low compression, what?...
Forum: Classic Audi
04-18-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By hubturn

The cam shaft you are referring to sits on a cam...

The cam shaft you are referring to sits on a cam lobe at TDC and can suddenly shift as yours did. Put the cam locking plate back on and rotate it back into position. You had better be using the...
12-24-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,158
Posted By hubturn

Assuming that you are removing the alternator...

Assuming that you are removing the alternator belt, if you have the old style tensioner, there is a octagon shaped slot in the arm of the tensioner. Into that fit a 10mm allen socket, if I remember...
Forum: Classic Audi
12-11-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By hubturn

Slotted nut is 50nm or 37 ft-lbs. I think I...

Slotted nut is 50nm or 37 ft-lbs. I think I remember that they had blue locktite on them but not sure. Self locking nut (the one on top) is 60nm or 44 ft-lbs. Per Bentley's. You must use the allen...
Forum: Classic Audi
08-20-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,051
Posted By hubturn

The convertible top uses the same fluid as the...

The convertible top uses the same fluid as the power steering. It is a mineral oil based fluid. Part number G 002 000. It is cheaper at the VW dealer by about $5.00 and expect to pay about $30.00...
08-09-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,005
Posted By hubturn

Somebody tell me that's not a main bearing bolt...

Somebody tell me that's not a main bearing bolt or piston rod bolt sticking out the side of the oil pan!!
Forum: Classic Audi
06-27-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By hubturn

Go to 12v.org....

Go to 12v.org. http://www.12v.org/engine/index.php?section=cl&view=sbelt Read up on this site to improve your knowledge of this engine.
Forum: Classic Audi
06-27-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By hubturn

Turn on the air conditioning and see if the fans...

Turn on the air conditioning and see if the fans come on. Both should operate. That will test the fans themselves. There are several relays and a temp switch involved in this. The temp switch is at...
Forum: Classic Audi
06-27-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,260
Posted By hubturn

There is a guy on ebay that sells the replacement...

There is a guy on ebay that sells the replacement window, if that's all you need. It's not too hard to do, but it is a pain, and you have to be careful and patient. I believe replacing the entire...
04-24-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By hubturn

RE: 1998 Cabrio hydraulic pump

I'd wager that the electric motor is your problem then. The pump is a gear pump - pretty hard to break that. Thick fluid? Maybe. The weak link in the motor is the brushes and they are not an easily...
04-22-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By hubturn

RE: 1998 Cabrio hydraulic pump

How did you pressure check the pump? I have purchased a replacement hydraulic unit, motor, pump, etc from a salvage yard for $100. Much cheaper than Audi at about $2400. That's an option.Expect to...
03-06-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By hubturn

RE: just bought 97 cabrio and have ??

I have a '95 Cab, but the Bentley's manual covers all years. Buy an owner's manual on ebay. I'll PM you with my email and will help as best I can
03-06-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By hubturn

RE: going thru issues list on 1997 cabriolet

Antenna issue. Before you buy a new mast, disassemble the power antenna and take out the big gear. Run your finger along the inside of the gear to check for low spots. This gear is plastic and may...
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