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#1948 of 2367 2005 2.0T Engine Knock ...
Apr 14, 2009 (8:53 am)
I've got a 2005.5 A4 2.0T with about 44500 miles. At around 33k, I began to notice a slight engine knock when the car was at idle, after it was warmed up and idling at a very low RPM.
I took the car to the dealership and they had it for nearly 3 weeks, and they had trouble diagnosing the problem. They eventually replaced the camshaft and some other things, but the noise remained - they didn't really fix the problem.
I've now got around 44000 miles on the car and the warranty expires in about a month, and I'd like to know if this "knocking" or "tapping" is a sign of something detrimental, or if it is no big deal.
I've since moved and am going to take my car in to another dealership to have it inspected before warranty expires, and probably have them look into the noise. If it isn't a big deal, then I won't fight them too much if they can't fix the problem. However, if could possibly lead to bigger issues down the road, I'd like to contact Audi and find out what my options are before warranty expires.
The noise is not easy to describe, but you would understand it if you heard it. It noticeable enough that if I start the car in a parking lot and let it idle, I get many glances from strangers. It's kinda like a "tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap", at a rate of about 3 taps per second.
#1949 of 2367 Audi A4 flat tire
Apr 17, 2009 (6:00 pm)
Hello, first time on here. My question is I have a flat tire and I know I'm not incompitent, but I can't get the tire off. Did as the manual said, but she won't come off. That main bolt in the middle of the tire, does that one need to be removed as well and if so how do I remove it.
#1950 of 2367 Re: Vibration problem audi a4 b8 [simm1]
Apr 19, 2009 (4:30 am)
Mine does too. Has 3000kms and was a dealer demo. It's got Michelin tyres which are also very noisy. I had the tyres changed front to back, wheel alignment and 4 wheel balance and I still get enough vibration to annoy me at between 100 and 120 kph. The only thing I can think of to do is to change the tyres to something else like Pirelli P7 which I know are better. These are virtually new so I will wait a while. Have you had any further info?
Please let us know. thanks
#1951 of 2367 Re: Electrical Window Problem [rowlandj]
Apr 19, 2009 (9:42 am)
Thanks for your tip and I'll be sure to try that the next time it happens.
#1952 of 2367 Cracked Undercarriage
Apr 21, 2009 (1:32 pm)
Hello, I drove off from on top of a curb (on purpose) the other day, and once my front wheels got off the curb, I scraped the bottom of the car on the curb. It seems as if I cracked the plastic covering that covers the bottom of the car. Nothing is leaking so I don't think I did any major damage. Is that plastic piece protecting anything important that can't be exposed to rain, or any other debris from the road? Should I get it fixed?
Btw, it's a 2005.5 A4 2.0T
#1953 of 2367 Re: Cracked Undercarriage [samaudi]
Apr 21, 2009 (5:17 pm)
It would be wise to get that shield fixed. It serves a purpose and improves air-flow in the engine bay aiding in keeping the engine cooler. Also, it does keep debris and road-spray to a minimum in the engine bay.
#1954 of 2367 Re: Cracked Undercarriage [samaudi]
Apr 22, 2009 (10:03 am)
really not sure
#1955 of 2367 RE: ENGINE KNOCK AT IDLE ...
Apr 24, 2009 (7:16 pm)
I just got my car back today from the dealership - this is in regards to the "knocking" at engine idle that I've had since I purchased the car at 33k. I've already had it in the shop about a year ago, but they couldn't fix it. I took it to a different dealership and I am happy to announce the "knock" is GONE!
For anybody curious what the issue was, here is how the invoiced reads:
-DEFECTIVE CHAIN TENSIONER - REMOVE/REINSTALL
-CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - REMOVE/REINSTALL
-CONTROL HOUSING - REMOVE/REINSTALL
-OIL PRESSURE SWITCH - REMOVE/REINSTALL
I also reported an issue with the starter that made "grinding" noises prior to the engine cranking over, and this issue was also fixed and was directly related to the first issue.
I'm really pleased!!!
#1956 of 2367 Rreplacement TIres ...
Apr 24, 2009 (7:23 pm)
Now I need new tires. 2005 A4 2.0T w/TPMS Quattro. Tire size 235/45/17.
Audi Dealership that fixed my knock problem has Cooper Zeons at $780 which is everything including allignment. I'm currently kinda residing in the sticks, so I can't do Discount Tire or anything like that. We have snow 6 months outta the year, also.
My first concern is how good of a tire this is in terms of wear? Second, what is a better all around tire for the price? My most important conern is bang for the buck, so if a tire is a bit noiser or has less traction, that's ok.
I have no experience with A4 tires, so any info is good info.
#1957 of 2367 Re: Rreplacement TIres ... [hauschild1]
Apr 25, 2009 (3:02 am)
I would ask first is your car AWD
If you can ask the original owner and if it snows where you are for 6 months a year and you said the car you have owned for over a year, how did the tires on the car now hold up in the snow.