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#1988 of 2367 1998 AUDI A4 2.8 QUATTRO FI DOHC 30V RACK AND PINION
May 22, 2009 (7:43 am)
I just purchased a 1998 A4, rack and pinion is leaking and needs to be replaced. I have called a few audi parts departments and am told it could be one of two racks. Short of having someone pull it out, how can I determine which rack and pinion I need. Can't afford to have it done at a dealership.
1998 A4 2.8 Quattro 30v V6.
How often does the oil need to be changed?
#1989 of 2367 What type of gas for the 1998 A4 2.8 V6
May 22, 2009 (7:48 am)
Do I need to use premium gas in the 1998 A4 2.8 V4?
#1990 of 2367 Re: 1998 AUDI A4 2.8 QUATTRO FI DOHC 30V RACK AND PINION [gib0050]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 23, 2009 (5:29 pm)
This is crazy. The dealer is SUPPOSED to know this, because they have the files that identify the gear by VIN #. How are we supposed to know if THEY don't?
Seems to be a difference in the manufacturer of the rack.One is ZF the other is KOYO.
Maybe you can read something off the rack. Also one parts catalog mentioned that the ZF has a "one piece aluminum casting" if that helps.
CHECK IT OUT
#1991 of 2367 Re: '97 A4 2.8 Quattro; fuel filter removal [audiphile1]
May 24, 2009 (4:36 am)
To get to the fuel filter/line;there is a circular access "hole" somewhere under the back seat on the passenger side.Just pull out all the fancy carpeting to expose it. Yeah Audis no have 80% "recycelable parts which degenerates over time.
#1992 of 2367 Re: 1999 A4 airbag question [greg96]
May 24, 2009 (4:47 am)
A4 has a "bigillion" airbags...culprit could be as simple as loose contacts (under the seat) to bad sensors(in the bumper).Audi dealers(ripoffs) have the right VGA tools to decode the fault....and hopefully free estimates!
#1993 of 2367 Engine sometimes won't start
May 25, 2009 (1:30 pm)
Just bought a 1997 Audi A4 1.8 Turbo. Sometimes the engine won't start. The starter is new and it is good. The battery is good and the cables are connected properly.
Sometimes when it doesn't start, I will get out of the car and reach in through the window to turn the key and it will start.
Is there some kind of sensor in the seat?
The mechanic thought it might something between the battery and the starter? He checked the battery (even put larger cables) and he took the starter out and checked it.
#1994 of 2367 Re: 1998 AUDI A4 2.8 QUATTRO FI DOHC 30V RACK AND PINION [Mr_Shiftright]
May 26, 2009 (3:01 pm)
Thanks much. What about the gas? Should I put premium in? With the synthetic oil, how often does it need to be changed?
#1995 of 2367 Re: 1998 AUDI A4 2.8 QUATTRO FI DOHC 30V RACK AND PINION [gib0050]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 26, 2009 (3:17 pm)
Whatever it says on the gas cap is the grade you should use. Synthetic oil should be changed according to an oil analysis, but I'd say if you wanted to play it super SUPER safe, without getting the oil analyzed, 5,000 to 7500 mile intervals.
#1996 of 2367 2009 Audi A4 2.0T Almost Stalled, Please Assist
May 27, 2009 (4:40 pm)
Hi, I have a 1 month old 2009 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Frontrack with 1300 miles on it. Today while driving back from work, the car stopped at a 'Stop' sign and in 'D' mode, wouldn't move anymore. I had other cars right behind me so without panicking I shifted down to 'S' mode but it remained the same. I then shifted down to 'M' mode but it still won't move at all. Then I shifted back to 'D' and gave it a lot of gas, all of a sudden the car started moving but extremely slowly enough for me to pull into a small street. I pulled over, stopped the car and re-started it. No problems in starting back however when I put the car in 'D' the same issue, it would barely move. Then after a couple of more tries the car came back to life. I kept my fingers crossed and drove a couple of miles home. I am heading out of country on Friday and I want to have the dealer look at it after I get back. Does anyone have any suggestions or have experienced anything similar? Much appreciated.
#1997 of 2367 Re: 2009 Audi A4 2.0T Almost Stalled, Please Assist [audi4me1]
May 28, 2009 (9:57 am)
The dealer will need to perform a diagnostic test to see what happened.
I have a 2005+ A4 with the 1.8 engine and started having slippage between the D and S modes while driving. The dealer needed to replace a computer module related to the transmission - what they called the brains of the transmission. It was done under warranty and I was told this item is under a CA emissions warranty for up to 7 years from when I bought it.