We couldn't do this with Osh's as it refused to move, properly seized up...... CIMG3484.JPG (229.37 KiB) Viewed 18033 times Now it is time to find an approprite sized bit of plastic pipe, to use as a replacement for the broken brass part. The long metal rod, that the wiper arm itself attaches to, will come out, don't panic it is supposed to. You should end up with something that looks like this. (Pic Below) Linkage back in and greased up. this contact form
Once out, you can then start cleaning things up . The linkage itself, full of rust and completely seized. Any grease will do. You will need to use two sizes of plastic pipe glued together though.
If it does the internal pipe has snapped, and every time the washer jet is used it fills the wiper motor with screenwash and eventually it will seize up. Remove the small plastic washer jet itself , as this will be the last thing to put back in after the other work is done.Remove the rear trim on the inside There are loads of bottles that have these type of pipes in them. CIMG3481.JPG (233.84 KiB) Viewed 18033 times Slide the plastic pipe over the broken brass part, and the
Pic showing where to drill the pipe out CIMG3478.JPG (175.5 KiB) Viewed 18033 times .Once everything has been cleaned up moves properly, and the brass pipe has been drilled out , but i was pretty sure it was worth a look anyway.Undo the bolt holding the rear wiper arm off and remove the arm. CIMG3478.JPG (231.47 KiB) Viewed 18033 times Looking at the second pic...... Audi A3 Rear Wiper Motor Recall The pic below explains where the rest of the broken pipe is that needs removing.
They may just pull out, but in this case, we had to turn the whole thing over, and tap the assmbly out. Audi A3 Rear Wiper Fuse Location I was at Osh's, he was car fixing, and mentioned his rear wiper motor had completely seized. I had to use more than one piece of pipe when fixing mine.Then you can examine the state of the actual motor linkage itself. more info here That needs cleaning up as well, but if this one survived then most will i expect.Having cleaned everything up including the outer cover , get an appropriate sized drill , and
There is a bit of a circuit board underneath the gearing, that in this case was in a pretty bad way. Audi Q7 Rear Wiper Not Working A4 - 1.6, 1.8, 1.8T, 2.4 V6, 2.6 V6, 2.8 V6, 1.9 TDI, 2.5 V6 TDI / S4 - 2.7 V6 biturbo - 265bhp / RS4 - 2.7 V6 biturbo - This bottle had the correct diameter pipe. It is the worst one i have seen, and we did wonder whether it was perhaps too far gone.
Whatever fits will do. http://www.fixya.com/cars/t4505476-rear_wiper_stopped_working_in_audi_a3 Sizes vary but i am sure after a bit of house hunting one will be found. Audi A3 Rear Wiper Motor Replacement the main linkage and gears need to be removed. Audi A3 Rear Wiper Stuck In Middle It will probably look something like this but hopefully not as bad.
I can't repeat what Osh said , but this smiley will give you an idea . weblink Quote Postby noodles » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:19 pm I had this issue with my car a good while back, and having taken the rear wiper assembly to bits, and It basically just pulls off.Then unplug the electrical connector from the wiper motor.There are a few Nuts that hold the wiper motor in place, undo and remove these, and the wiper CIMG3480.JPG (232.54 KiB) Viewed 18033 times .The larger diameter bottom part of the pipe actually has a plastic outer, and if snapped off flush with that can still be fixed using Audi A3 Rear Wiper Motor Repair Kit
I said take it off, as i bet it's the same problem i had.The easiest way to tell if you have this problem is to switch on the rear wiper and In this case the bottle in the pic happened to have the correct size. It should be full of grease and free to move. http://sohohosting.net/audi-a3/audi-a3-rear-wiper-jet-not-working.html Board index FAQ The team Login FAQ The team Audi Addict An online community for all audi fans Board index Model Platforms
I used a different brand for my own. Audi A3 Rear Windscreen Wiper Fuse The linkage attached to it will need unseizing so it moves freely. Plently of Plus Gas or WD40 will do the job.