I have to change my driver's side door due to a stupid accident... drove
backwards out of the garage looking back through the opened door, so I
don't run my wife @&%$§& Yorkshire. So the window is smashed, the door isn't
closing anymore, open about 10 cm. So I got me a door with everything I'd
need - but I am a computer guy - no mechanic.. Maybe anybody could give me
any hint how to change the *&%$# door on an '93 3,6 AUDI V(!) 8 - NOT A8 !
Any hints would be gratefully apprechiated.
You were running your wife to @&%$§& Yorkshire, backing up with the door
I know....Yorkshire Terr(or)ier....you might want to attach a flag on a tall
post to the dog's collar (or just back straight up - the dog and/or your
wife will learn about being in the way of a 2 ton car).
hey, it happens - my grandfather backed their (now my) 1980 5000S out of
their garage after my grandmother put her coat in the back seat, got in the
front but left the back door open. The door was folded right up alongside
The doors are not _that_ hard to replace - you just have to make sure that
the body of the car wasn't bent in the process as well. If the V8 is a Type
44 like my '87, then the door is basically made up of 3 pieces, the inside
trim panel, the window/frame/chassis and the door skin. Remove the inside
trim and take off all the wiring harness connections - it would be a good
idea to label them all - just like a computer, right? The door skin along
with the window/frame/chassis comes free of the car by removing the bolts
that hold the hinges, and then you can twist the door free of the "closer
bar" or "door stop bar" that holds the door at predetermined stops. Pull
off the door and guide the electrical harness out - be careful with the
connectors. The new (to you) door would be installed opposite of the
removal (oh how I love Haynes manuals...) - adjust the door skin on the car
at the hinge, and the window/frame/chassis may need to be adjusted (it's
held on by 4-13mm bolts - 2 on the sides of the door, 2 on the inside (to be
covered by the trim panel) at the bottom corners. I'm sure door adjustment
is covered in the Bentley Manual for the car - might be a good present from
a wife whose small dog you were protecting by backing up with the door open
caused the damage in the first place ("A wink is a good as a nod to a blind
bat, know what I mean?")
1987 Audi 5kTQ
1980 Audi 5k
1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes
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Yorkshire. So the window is smashed, the door
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