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#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.
#1865 of 2367 power locks
Oct 04, 2008 (5:01 pm)
i already post my problem about the central locking system or the power locks. i did follow the message from rowlandi and still won't work. in the manual, i just checked all the fuses and they're all working and there's no more instructions how to fix a failure central locking system or the power locks. i already replaced the battery of the remote. this is a 1999 audi a4 quattro 6v 2.8l.
#1866 of 2367 Carbon build up
Nov 19, 2008 (6:49 pm)
My 2008 A4 v6 has been sluggish in the morning and recently the "check engine light" came on. The car has just under 15k miles and received standard maintenance service at 5k and 10k miles. Dealership tells me it's misfiring on 2 points and that it appears to be carbon build up. Dealership was asked by Audi to take pictures--pictures!--and forward to them.
We only put high octane (91 or 93) tier one gas (Shell, Chevron, Texaco) in the car. Any thoughts from anyone? Why would Audi need pictures?
#1867 of 2367 Reply to Carbon Build up
Nov 20, 2008 (12:52 pm)
First, are you certain that your dealer has performed the "standard maintenance" services? Audi dealers are know for "pencil whipping" the services to cut cost and labor while back billing Audi North America. Classic example is "Audi Air Filter Services" at 20k and 40k. Most Audi filter boxes are extremely difficult to access and as such the tech relys on the computer to tell if the flow through is negligible. I have seen several Audi come through with clogged air filter prescreens and elements that have not been serviced since the factory. Bottom line is poor air flow (even with computerized fuel injection) can cause loss of power and excessive carbon build up as a result of incomplete combustion. Have you seen the spark plugs? They would give you an almost instant indication of the combustion chamber condition. As for photos, I don't know why dealer would need photos, other than to cover their backside for warranty reimbursement from Audi North America, who I am sure would have a hard time believing a 15k miles auto could be carboned up. Any respect it will most likely involve extensive overhaul to ensure that the carbon is ALL CLEANED OUT.
#1868 of 2367 98 audi a4 v6 quattro check eng.lt.& service warning
Nov 28, 2008 (4:03 pm)
I have a 98 Audi a4 quattro v6 no turbo. I had a misfire and it triggered the check engine (mil) light. How can I reset it without going to the dealer? Also, how do I reset the service warning indicator?
#1870 of 2367 Re: 98 audi a4 v6 quattro check eng.lt.& service warning [dtkaczyk]
Nov 29, 2008 (12:03 pm)
If you fixed the source of the mis-fire then the light will reset itself after a few run cycles. Typically around 3 trips.
On the other one sorry can't help with that.
#1871 of 2367 Re: Reply to Carbon Build up [mercops]
Dec 01, 2008 (9:53 am)
I drive a toyota camry and mazda cx-7 and they both take all of 3 minutes to change out the air filter. How's that for so-called German engineering?
#1872 of 2367 Re: Reply to Carbon Build up [fonefixer]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 01, 2008 (10:15 am)
That's good but what really matters is how well it filters, not how easy it is to remove, right?
I'm just teasing you--I had a Brand X car that had 7 nuts to remove to get the air filter out, and three of those nuts were different sizes!!