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#1855 of 2367 1998 Audi A4 Quattro Power Windows
Sep 27, 2008 (6:39 pm)
I just purchased this 98 Audi A4 and I rolled the back drivers side window down and it wont go up. I can turn the key on and pulled the window switch and it will go up about 1-2 inches and automatically go down. I got it up by turning the key on and my husband held the window up and then I had to turn the key off and back on and it would roll up another 1-2 inches while he held it up. I had to do this til I got it completely up and it stayed. The drivers side front also don't work. I was wondering what might be wrong with it. Can anyone help me with this?
#1856 of 2367 Re: Burns oil [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 27, 2008 (6:59 pm)
You are of course absolutely right. Audi won't do anything on the basis of the oil loss, after all there are some New Beetles, without turbo which use even more oil. However, Audi might be forced to do something because of the pressure leak from the turbocharged section of the manifold. Once the check-valve fails in the PCV assembly, the turbo can never develop the 0.9 Bar (about 13 psi) pressure. This impacts engine performance. All the proposed fixes on the net are addressing this performance loss, not the issue of oil loss. The oil loss is just a symptom.
Sep 28, 2008 (9:08 am)
Yes that makes perfect sense, thanks for explaining that further.
#1858 of 2367 '02 1.8T Electrical Problems
Oct 01, 2008 (2:39 pm)
Hi. I tried to do a 'search' but didn't have much luck.
I have an 02 1.8T with about 78k miles on it. I recently had to have the battery replaced and now I'm experiencing electrical issues. It started with the dome light and door open lights staying on after the doors were all closed. Then the windows stopped working. Sometimes everything would be fine, but the last few days the windows aren't working and the dome light remains on.
My local mechanic suggested there was some sort of TSB out there regarding water getting into the wiring harness. The numbers he gave me were: Recall: Group 97; Number 02-01, Date: Oct 2, 2002. Subject: Door Electrical Components Malfunctioning.
Has anyone experienced this problem? Is it a recall? Is it covered by Audi or should I expect to pay a large chunk of change?
#1859 of 2367 Re: '02 1.8T Electrical Problems [niteswmer2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 01, 2008 (2:57 pm)
It's not a recall, it's a TSB: Dealer is under no obligation to repair this, and if he does, it's on your nickel as a rule, with a car this old.
Does this sound like your symptoms?
Date: Oct. 2, 2002
Door Electrical Components, Malfunctioning
Electrical components operated via door control modules and/or switches malfunctioning such as window regulators, instrument cluster door ajar light, interior lights and door lights. Symptoms include:
^ Doors cannot be locked or unlocked by remote control.
^ Window regulators do not work.
^ Inside lights sporadically do not go out.
^ Display in cluster shows doors open when all doors are shut.
^ Door lights do not work. Vehicle may exhibit one or more of these symptoms at the same time.
May be caused by water ingress into the wire harness contact housing at the A-pillar or B-pillar which leads to corrosion of individual terminals.
#1860 of 2367 Re: '02 1.8T Electrical Problems [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 01, 2008 (3:06 pm)
Thanks, Mr Shiftright. That sounds an awful lot like what I'm experiencing. Since the car is so old, and Audi isn't under an obligation to pay, I doubt they'll help. Any ideas as to what we are looking at here as far as cost?
#1861 of 2367 Re: '02 1.8T Electrical Problems [niteswmer2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 01, 2008 (3:08 pm)
I guess that depends on:
1. Are they familiar with this corroded terminal business and have they done it before? (If so, they know right where to look)
2. Where ARE these corroded terminals? Accessible or buried somewhere.
it would be great if you showed them the TSB and asked them what they know about it.
If you are in the San Francisco area I can send you to excellent Audi people.
#1862 of 2367 Re: '02 1.8T Electrical Problems [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 01, 2008 (3:18 pm)
Unfortunately, I'm in the St. Louis area.
They asked if the car had been in deep water (we've had floods in the area) - my car hasn't, btw. So I guess they know something about it. But they didn't mention the TSB at all.
I guess I need to prepare myself for an expensive repair.
#1863 of 2367 2004 A4 - Chronic Transmission Problems
Oct 01, 2008 (3:20 pm)
I am new to this website and am seeking information on transmission problems on A4s. How do I go about getting info on here pertinent to this? We need our 3rd transmission in 4 1/2 years, it has never worked smoothly (and we even had it repaired the week after we purchased the car brand new). Of course, Audi America and our dealer do not wish to pay for this now that it is off warranty. Based upon what I'm reading on other sites on the internet, this appears to be a chronic issue. Why hasn't there ever been a recall? Or an attempted class action lawsuit?
#1864 of 2367 Re: 2004 A4 - Chronic Transmission Problems [bgs3]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 01, 2008 (3:25 pm)
Recalls are generally only for drastically safety -related issues.