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#1474 of 2367 Re: 2002 A4 3.0 CVT [2tearsnabucket]
Jan 26, 2007 (6:05 pm)
i believe i am experiencing the same problem you describe. i recently took in my 2002 a4 1.8 cvt in for a 80k maintenance. after the first day where the outside mechanic did the maintenance and flushed my coolant system, he ended up fixing a leak in the coolant system and replacing a purge valve. now i feel a tremor at low speeds. although he seems to have done a good job in the past, he does not have a lot of experience on these "new" cvts and suspects it may be the transmission. he recommends bringing it into the more expensive dealer for some kind of computer that he does not own to run a diagnostic. if it is the transmission, he recommends complaining to audi to fix it although it isn't under warranty. what do you think? reply to me at jsiawyahoo.com if you don't mind. thanks
#1475 of 2367 Re: 2002 A4 3.0 CVT [julian24]
Jan 29, 2007 (7:51 am)
Actually, it would be a lot better if people would respond to you here rather than take the conversation off-line. That way lots of folks can benefit.
#1477 of 2367 Replacing Inside Rear View Mirror
Jan 31, 2007 (4:41 pm)
I am in the process of preparing to install a GENTEX auto-dimming mirror in our 2003 A4 Quattro and I'm at my wit's end trying to figure out a way to remove the original mirror without breaking the windshield. I contacted our local dealership to see if they would remove the OEM mirror, but they didn't want to have anything to do with it, although they did say that if I wanted to take a chance, just twist the mirrot counterclockwise until it is vertical and then wiggle back and forth!! At this point I'm considering using my Dremel Moto-Tool and just slowly cutting it apart in little pieces!! Anyone have any suggestions?
#1478 of 2367 Re: Replacing Inside Rear View Mirror [kurier44]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 31, 2007 (7:39 pm)
here's a suggestion from another forum but I'm not endorsing it, just offering it up:
"YOU SHOULD CONSIDER HAVING AN AUTO GLASS SHOP DO IT FOR YOU. IF,HOWEVER,YOU ARE DETERMINED FIRST TAKE THE MIRROR OF THE BRACKET BY LOOSENING THE SET SCREW AND SLIDING IT UP.
YOU WILL NEED A PAIR OF PLIERS AND A HEAT SOURCE SUCH AS A LIGHTER,HEAT GUN OR HAIR DRYER.ADJUST THE PLIERS SO THAT THEY WILL GRASP THE BRACKET WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GLASS.YOU WILL HAVE TO WARM UP THE AREA OF THE BRACKET SLOWLY, A SUDDEN APPLICATION OF HEAT IN ONE SMALL AREA MAY CAUSE THE GLASS TO CRACK. AFTER THE BRACKET IS TO HOT TO TOUCH A FEW SECONDS LATER THE HEAT WILL TRANSFER THRU TO THE GLUE SIDE,ABOUT 180 DEGREES IS NEEDED,THEN YOU CAN APPLY A GENTLE TWISTING(NOT PULLING)MOTION AND IT WILL COME OFF."
#1479 of 2367 3 days and 160 miles later - Advice anyone
Feb 01, 2007 (8:02 pm)
I leased an Audi A4 2.0T 2007. Three days 160 miles later, the car stalled on the freeway. The dealer towed the new car back to the dealer and gave me a loaner. Today I found out that one of the hydrolics components in the transmission was defective and it was being replaced. They also said that they wanted to test the car for at least 30 miles, to make sure everything was OK.
My question: Can I legally request the dealer for a new car and refuse the car being repaired?
#1480 of 2367 Re: 2007 A4 unintended acceleration -- anyone? [desgnconcpts]
Feb 01, 2007 (8:20 pm)
Have you received any feedback from the Audi dealer? I had a problem with my new Audi A4 I was on the freeway doing 70 75 mph I noticed my speed was decreasing even though I was accelerating, I got to a point in which the car just woudn't go and moved to the shoulder. As soon as I stoped, I noticed the gear indicator in the instrument panel was flashing. The engine was still going and the car was ingear but going no where. I switched gears back and forth with no luck. I turned the engine off for a few minutes. Once I re-started the car it worked fine. I called the dealer and they towed the car. Today I found out that the transmission has a faulty component that they are replacing.
Feb 02, 2007 (6:52 am)
I have a simple question for any Audi owner out there...at least on the A4 2.0T CVT model for sure. I am looking at purchasing one and when I was test driving it the other day I noticed one of the slots on the transmission shifter was an S below the D. Is this for a sports transmission, or something else entirely?
If so, what does it do, or better yet, I am assuming it increases the RPM's, but to what?
#1482 of 2367 Audi A4 03 Warranty about to expire. Advice?
Feb 07, 2007 (7:45 pm)
My A4 (1.8 T, shift stick, 2WD) warranty expires in 60 days or 3K miles. I am looking for some practical advice on how to get the car serviced at the dealer's expense to prevent as many post-warranty problems as possible.
My current plan is to take it to an idependent mechnanic (suggestions in the Northern VA area are welcome) and pay to have a full in-depth inspection. Though, I would like to come to this mechanic with a list of things to check for based on the most common problems experience by other owners in this forum. I would appreciate if you could post a list of the problems that you have experienced as an A4 owner. Any other advice will also be very much appreciated.
#1483 of 2367 Re: Audi A4 03 Warranty about to expire. Advice? [ferrut]
Feb 07, 2007 (8:23 pm)
I had my vehicle completely overhauled by the dealer with just 100 miles prior to my warranty expiring. They were not happy with me and tried to tell me that they certain things were not due yet, however I took in my maintenance book and common sense. They will not tell you, but even things like cosmetic items are replaced at their expense. I had several of the black buttons replaced because they were peeling, I had the console replaced because it began peeling, I had all fluids replaced, etc. There were about 15 things that I had them fix or replace at their cost. I do not know if you have had any engine trouble yet, but at 70,000 miles Audi had to replace the engine in my car because of the oil sludge problems that they are having...so before your warranty runs out have your engine checked out. They are supposed to honor it for 8 years. There is a class action lawsuit about this, so if they don't want to check your engine, remind them about the lawsuit. Anyway, good luck. I love my car, but will not buy another Audi because they do not stand behind their product.