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  1. Audi A6 wiper mechanism/ linkage repair 
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    Hi folks, as you may have read my wipers went a few weeks ago and the car hasn't been in use while I avoid paying Audi circa 275 plus vat for a new linkage mechanism! It would appear that it is a common fault and there are now little (or no) non oem / Audi (valeo etc) mechanisms remaining in Rhd - beware if you order them check they probably for Lhd cars!


    There are 2 types of repair kits on eBay one is a clip the other a fork with a bolt both to me seem a bit crap and really a temporary repair!


    By chance I came across a company called White Engineering in Ireland, they specialise in wiper linkage and bush repairs.


    I ordered a pack which gets you 2 new bushes and 2 bush retaining c clips for under 15 delivered.


    So tonight in -5 I was determined to get this sorted! I think it's pretty obvious what's going on so apologies for the limited description but the pictures do the talking!


    I had to use a bearing puller to get the wiper arms off along with penetrating spray so watch out for that!


    Mark the wiper blade positions for refitting.


    The scuttle panel closest to the windscreen is a pig to remove there must be a nack and refitting is as bad.


    The electrical box cover needs to be removed before the wiper motor and linkage mechanism can come out, is see the Indy that replaced this mechanism last time managed to lose a fair few screws down in the bulkhead watch out for that!


    With the mechanism out I removed the worn linkage arm. As I was in a hurry and I couldn't feel my fingers I decided to burn the old black bushing out it - it melted pretty quickly!


    The new white bushing is a good fit and held by a c-clip I couldn't find the right pliers which made fitting the clip a bit of a pain but got there - watch your eyes!


    I decided not to do the other bushing as it was a good tight fit and there was little visible wear on the ball head.


    I cleaned up the ball head that went into the worn bushing. The head was a bit rough which I cleaned up prior to greasing and refitting!


    Access at this point is very good with the covers off to clean the 2 upper bulkhead drainage grommets and the centre wiper drain (seen in the last pic) all 3 on mine were clogged and I have had a bit of damp in the cabin so hopefully that will fix this! For a while this cleaning was an Audi service advisory according to a few articles.


    Refitting is as they say the reverse of removal, just watch you are getting a good fit of the cover for the electronics next to the wiper motor.


    Hopefully this is of use to someone, more so the fact that you can replace a bushing in a linkage arm and avoid spending 300 in the first week of January!
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    Audi A6 2008 Saloon Sline 2.0 Tdi BRE
    Vw Passat B7 1.6 tdi 2012 estate

    Previously - 2008 1.6 tdi Mini, 2006 Mazda Mx5 1.8, 2002 Vw Golf 1.9 tdi SE, 2010 Bmw 318d Msport, 1992 Porsche 944 2.5 turbo, 1986 Porsche 944 2.5 NA, 1984 Porsche 944 2.5 NA
     
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  2. Re: Audi A6 wiper mechanism/ linkage repair 
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    Nice job, have you any part numbers for future reference?
     
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    sorry here is a link to the site, it doesn't come up if you google wiper repairs etc I found it by chance, just email for the correct bushing the A6 is the 16b3 from memory!

    hopefully this helps someone else!

    http://wiperrepairs.com/wiper-bushings/
    Audi A6 2008 Saloon Sline 2.0 Tdi BRE
    Vw Passat B7 1.6 tdi 2012 estate

    Previously - 2008 1.6 tdi Mini, 2006 Mazda Mx5 1.8, 2002 Vw Golf 1.9 tdi SE, 2010 Bmw 318d Msport, 1992 Porsche 944 2.5 turbo, 1986 Porsche 944 2.5 NA, 1984 Porsche 944 2.5 NA
     
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