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#1720 of 2367 "Check Engine" nightmare on my 2001 A4 audi
Jan 21, 2008 (4:39 am)
I am a troubled owner of a 2001 A4 AUDI 1.8T QUATTRO. I had my car worked on almost 4-5 times over the past two years on the "CHECK ENGINE" light issue. They first replaced like 100 parts in the engine. On my second visit, they found a problem with the Knocing Sensor and had it replaced. But still did not work. The third time they thought it was the ECU, had it replaced. Did'nt work. Finally, they replced the whole engine and installed a re-manufactured one. This was MARCH-APRIL last year. Things were fine until yesterday. The check engine light is back again. It was really cold the last couple of days and I can sense the Engine is idling very heavily at the start. The check light flashes till the idling is normal and stays put while driving. I have had enough of this. Any suggestions? I mean they worked for 2 yrs, replaced my engine and still this haunts me. I will be very pleased if I can hear any favourable remarks. Thanks guys.
#1721 of 2367 Re: A4 1.8T coolant hose burst - causes? [andrea218]
Jan 21, 2008 (8:02 am)
I had a hose burst under warranty on my GTI when it was new, but luckily there was no head damage.
In your case, the head damage may have been due to a defective part.
Was that part under warranty or was it just old?
If it was under warranty, I'd get a lawyer or at least threaten legal action.
#1722 of 2367 May need Bearing repair?
Jan 28, 2008 (7:09 am)
I've noticed when travelling at high speed, I've noticed when turning the wheel to the right, a low pitch humming sound (fairly loud). I'mm thinking maybe a bearing has gone bad. I think it may be coming from the back, but it's hard to tell. Either way, does anyone have an estimate of what this repair should cost? It's a 2000 A4, 1.8 Liter.
#1723 of 2367 setting timing chain on camshafts??
Feb 02, 2008 (5:25 am)
any1 know how to set the timing chain on the camshafts in a 2003 a4 fsi??
theres no setting mark on one of the cams
#1724 of 2367 2007 Avant Q/A4 2.0
Feb 04, 2008 (6:31 am)
My wife has a new Audi with 3,000 miles. It has used oil from the get go at a quart every 2,000 miles. We had it in to the Audi dealer and the report I received was "the car is operating to manuf. specs. It is normal for 1 quart per 1,000 miles and this only went through 1.5 quart per 2,700 miles. This is normal for new engine break in. The car will go through some oil but will get better with time as parts start sealing."
I have owned a lot of cars but never have they used oil. Has anyone had this issue or have thoughts on the situation?
#1725 of 2367 Traction light over rides engine
Feb 04, 2008 (10:37 am)
I have a 2006 A4 Avant with sport package and 3.2L engine. Recently my check engine light came on then shortly after the Traction light came on for no reason. The engine is powering down and does not allow the car to acceterate. Car has been at the dealership for 2 weeks now and they can't seem to find the issue. Light comes on at complete stop and will not let the engine work as it should. They replaced the high pressure fuel compressor and some connectors but the issue still persists. Please any ideas? I want my car back
#1726 of 2367 Re: intermittant Noise from rear of A4 [204meca]
Feb 05, 2008 (6:18 pm)
I just started hearing exactly what you've expained. If I start the car in Neutral I don't hear it. But once I engage the trany it starts to hum. Reverse, forward, idle - humming. Did you figure this out?
#1727 of 2367 Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4
Feb 07, 2008 (8:49 am)
I purchased my 2007 A4 3.2 in Dec 2006. I had 21,000 problem free miles until Dec 13, 2007. The engine light came on. Dealer said it was random misfire codes and they rebooted software. Dec 26 engine light came on. There was an internal short in coil 2 and 3 cylinders and ignition coil replaced. Dec 27, car died and Roadside Assistance thought it was acceptable to leave me stranded for 2 hours in a dangerous location. Diagnosed with internal short in low fuel pressure sender and that was replaced. Jan 2 engine light came on. Car was at the dealer for 12 days. Per a recall notice from Audi, exhaust valves replaced. Jan 24 engine light came on. Car has been at the dealer since then. Now oil, which was replaced, clogging fuel injectors which have been replaced. I was told by "expert" Audi tech brought in to diagnose car that only 1 other A4 in the country identified with same problems. No guarantee that problem is fixed. Next step is to replace the heads if check engine light comes on again. Dealer has been excellent! Best dealer I have ever dealt with on a car purchase or car problem. I believe, however, Audi corporation has sold me a lemon in this car. Anyone else with this problem? Any suggestions? Thanks.
Feb 07, 2008 (8:57 am)
See my problem in message #1727. Need suggestions.
#1729 of 2367 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [utahjake]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 07, 2008 (9:37 am)
This situation doesn't look great. Hope they can sort the car out, but if I were you, I'd start gathering up all the lemon law information relevant to your state. Your list of failures borders on the dismal. This is not acceptable for a new car.