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#203 of 2367 A4 Timing Belt problem - can anyone help ?
May 29, 2003 (10:13 am)
I live in the UK and have a 1997 A4 1.8T Sport (Engine code: AEB) and need some help.
I recently replaced the timing belt but foolishy skimped by not replacing the timing belt tensioner, which has now failed a few months later cauding the belt to jump.
My Audi dealer wants to stip down the head to check for valve damage at huge expense, but I would prefer to avoid this if possible - Question: Is the stroke on a 1781cc AEB engine such that piston and valve contact could occur ??? If any Audi mechanics/experts can assist me in the UK, would appreciate it. Thanks
#204 of 2367 Reply to Jeff in UK
May 30, 2003 (5:09 am)
Jeff- definitely have them strip down the engine. My daughter's timing belt broke and all 20 valves were bent. In fact, I'm now into a replacement engine. Have them check for "low end" damage as well.
#205 of 2367 Problems with memory seat
Jun 26, 2003 (3:06 pm)
My car is 3.0 Quattro Auto and it is with premium package including the memory seat. Now the car has 2200km on it and the memory seat isn't working properly; it just doesn't work, though the power seat is okay. When i press the button (1,2,3...), the seat won't adjust (quite oddly both side mirrors will go into the preset position. I am very frustating since the car is only 2 months old and the memory seat isn't working, so does anyone experience this problem?
#206 of 2367 #205 con't
Jun 26, 2003 (5:18 pm)
just wanna clarify the problem.... when i first open the door and press the '1', the seat will adjust; then i press '2', it will move to the second position but when i try to press '1' again or any other buttons, the seat refuses to move. Then i have to wait maybe 4 or 5 min. and then the memory buttons will work again. During this period of time, the power seat works fine except for the memory. I am not sure if this problem is related to weather or not coz these few days are very hot (over 30C) and humid and the car is parked outside in the sun for 8
hours. I am just wondering how many owners have problems with their power seats.
#207 of 2367 Audi A4 and JD Power
Jul 04, 2003 (8:47 pm)
I leased an black on black 2003 A4 1.8T CVT (Sport and Premium packages) with chrome wheels (they took the regular 17" wheels and chromed them and asked $1995 for them) for $398/month (tax incl.) for 47 months with $3000 down (incl. cap.cost reduction, tax, disposition fee, license and first month's payment) and 15k miles a year in a high pressure deal (my fault for not walking...but I had been planning to get one for awhile) and the dealer sent me away with a car with at least 200 more miles on the odometer than they had listed on the paper work. They did fix this to my advantage the next day, but...they also had to fix at least two chips in the paint and the car already has a rattle in the dash in front of the steering wheel that is getting progressively worse in the 2 weeks I have had car, the car seems to have excessive wind noise, even at low speeds, and the driver's door often won't shut completely without a second attempt, and the turbo lag? is a pain in the ass when I accelerate on occasion (that seems to be getting worse, too), the stereo (not a Bose) absolutely is the worst I have heard in a car of this "quality" and has horrible reception to boot. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. But here is the real kicker for you JD Power ratings readers out there. Rusnak Audi of Thousand Oaks, CA requests that you give them a perfect score on all questions when a rep from JD Powers calls you, even if that might not be what you would have done. They even offered me a nominal amount of money to do so. So much for the integrity of those ratings, eh?
#208 of 2367 Dashboard rattles
Jul 07, 2003 (8:29 pm)
I own a 2003 A4 3.0 and I've been very happy so far. No squeaks or rattles in general. Recently, I've noticed one faint rattle coming from the dashboard. I can only hear it at high speeds and it sounds like an electrical short circuit. Has anyone experienced a similar behavior?
#209 of 2367 problems with mermory seats
Jul 07, 2003 (8:34 pm)
when first bought my 2003 A4 I vaguely remember having some memory seat problems mainly with the remotes and I believe I was able to fix them by erasing and resetting the position. I can't remember of the top of my head what the combination keys were to reset it by you should find it in the manual. Hope that helps. Good luck.
#210 of 2367 Extended warranty
Jul 10, 2003 (7:13 am)
Hey everyone. Has anyone purchased an extended warranty for their A4 at the time of purchase or after? I have a 2001 A4 2.8 Quattro that I plan on keeping for a long time and would like to know if it is worth the cost of an extended warranty to cover it to 100k. I have communicated with the finance director at the dealership where I purchased the car and they said that a 6yr/100k extended warranty with $0 deductible would run around $2500. What do you all think is a fair price for this coverage, and is it worth getting, especially considering the dollar amount repairs would cost after the manufacturer's warranty is up. Thanks.
#211 of 2367 Rusnak Audi.....
Jul 10, 2003 (2:08 pm)
Rusnak Audi was the selling dealer to the Edmunds Audi Long-Term Driving Experience. I know they were mentioned several times during the Audi 1.8 or 3.0 CVT driving experience write-up.
#212 of 2367 something happen in my A4
Jul 14, 2003 (5:18 pm)
I drive a 03 A4 1.8T 5 speed and it works quite good till now. But recently I suddenly heard a sound and slight shake from the accelerator pedal when I drive the car out of the garage and begin to accelerate. The sound is something like a scratch of a car's bottom touching the ground. Of course it should be listened very carefully. It will happen when the car matches the items below: cooling engine, after backing, first accelerating. It will not exist if I stop the car quickly and push the pedal again. I guess adjusting gear from R to 1 bring the sound. is it normal or some problem in my car? Thanks.