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#1785 of 2367 Audi A4 1998 ABS/Brake problem
May 04, 2008 (11:28 am)
I have an 1998 Audi A4. I bought this from a dealer an year ago. It has 76000 miles on it. A month back i saw a problem in which the engine rpm used to shoot really high and the car speed used to go low. when i used to stop and park the car for few mins, the car used to drive normally. this happend couple of times over a period of two months. So, i took it to the mechanic to have it checked and the mechanic told everything was fine. I drove the car and went onto to the freeway and within 5miles my car broke with a major jerk noise and the check engine, brake , abs symbol came up. I was never able to start the vehicle again. The mechanic checked the vehicle and again said everything was fine with the vehicle. Thereafter the car used to drive normally but sometimes used to stop with abs, brake symbol coming up. I took the car to the dealer and he made spend 750$ and replaced a shifter chip in the triptronic unit. This didnt fix the issue. I am still seeing the failure. Also, now i am seeing the airbag symbol flashing. I took it to the dealer again, and he says he doesnt know what the problem is. Has anyone had the same issue? Any suggestions to fix the issue would be greatly appreciated.
#1786 of 2367 2001 S4 Flasher replacement
May 06, 2008 (10:59 am)
Can anyone give me advice on the correct procedure to remove the faceplate without breaking it around the hazzard button. on the center dashboard.
My turn signals stopped working, meaning they would flash once and then nothing. Silly me thought that I could easily replace the flasher. i later found that the flasher is located behind the Hazzard button and I have to remove the face plate to change the switch, which is $40.
#1787 of 2367 Re: Turn flasher [Mr_Shiftright]
May 06, 2008 (11:23 am)
I have the exact same problem. The dealer confirmed that the folasher is behind the hazard button. I too would love to know the best way to pry the face plate off without breaking. By the way, I was charge $40 for the flasher and they had to order it. I was told that it is .7 hours to install the flasher, which is $77 at the dealer near me. I would rather find a way to safely do it myself.
#1788 of 2367 Re: Turn flasher [suttlest]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 06, 2008 (11:51 am)
It looks like from the diagram that there are two little spring clips at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock and that maybe you just slide something in there and it pops out?
#1789 of 2367 Re: Turn flasher [Mr_Shiftright]
May 06, 2008 (11:55 am)
Thanks. When my ordered new flasher comes in I will try it and post the results.
#1790 of 2367 Re: 2001 S4 Flasher replacement [suttlest]
May 06, 2008 (1:46 pm)
I have a 99 A4 which had the same problem. Assuming it's the same, the face plate can be removed with a flat or pointed pick. Place it right on the reveal between the face plate and dash, pull it straight out and you'll see the flasher/hazard unit. I opened my unit up and found out the spring making contact sometimes gets stuck in the closed position. I took a screwdriver and pulled it out and deformed it even more. It worked fine and saved $40. Hope this helps.
#1791 of 2367 Engine Check light 2000 A4 1.8 turbo
May 18, 2008 (12:38 pm)
I am considering buying a 2000 A4 1.8 Turbo. The car looks nice, I drove it and it feels good, but the "Check Engine" light is on. The car has 82k miles on it, fairly recent 80k check up, does not seem to leak or smell of leaking. The current owner bought it 2.5 yrs ago with about 74k miles on it so he has not driven it much but the check engine light was on when he bought it from a local dealer. After reading this thread, I have become aware of just a few of the things that can keep these cars from running reliably (or just running) and as a long time BMW owner, I am getting woried about this low mileage vehicle. My daughter had a great Audi so I had thought this would be a wise choice. Will not seal the deal till my mechanic checks it out...what should we look for.....what and where are the codes.....advice....HELP!!!
#1792 of 2367 audi exhaust
May 26, 2008 (12:47 pm)
hello im hopping some one could help im doing an exhust on an audi a4 n reg and i was wondering if you can just fit a new cat o do you have to fit a new down pipe aswell. If some one could get back to me soon it would be very helpful
#1793 of 2367 Re: Engine Check light 2000 A4 1.8 turbo [hnl2ord]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 26, 2008 (1:26 pm)
I bet the seller knows exactly what the check engine light means. Which is why he didn't fix it.
yep, read the codes and find out what's what. I wouldn't buy the car unless the seller fixes the problem.
May 28, 2008 (6:28 am)
I plan on buying a 2002 Audi A4 1.8T with 98,000 miles on it. Is there any mechanical problems that come with that year modle Audi? The car is in California and I live in Arkansas so i am unable to test drive it.