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#2205 of 2367 Re: If to get 2002 Audi A4, please suggest [fenixd]
May 12, 2010 (6:16 pm)
I can't speak for 2002 models, but I am planning on selling my 2005 as soon as I get it out of the shop - there already one week awaiting shipment of new ignition cylinder that needs replacing as car will not start. This is second week + of car in shop in 2010. I am planning on selling it soon and would not advise anyone to by an Audi unless it was certified pre-owned by a dealer, or without buying an extended warranty - car is great to drive but maintenance is becoming expensive and inconvenient.
#2206 of 2367 97 A4 Quattro key stuck in ignition and now won't start
May 17, 2010 (8:04 am)
I have a '97 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8 that won't start. When you turn the key absolutely NOTHING happens.
Here's what lead to the issue: I started the car and heard a "click" noise that was unusual. While driving everything electrical stopped working - the directionals, lights, air blower (which showed on the console that it turned on, but no air came out, and then it shut itself off). When I arrived at my destination, the key wouldn't come out of the ignition. I was able to start the car back up, with no problem, and then drove home. I forced the key out of the ignition and all the electrical came back on, but now the car won't start up. The ignition switch has been replaced and we've tried bypassing the lock cylinder but it still won't start. I replaced the ECU yesterday and again, nothing. We've checked the security system and there were no issues there either. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
#2207 of 2367 Re: If to get 2002 Audi A4, please suggest [fenixd]
May 18, 2010 (6:19 am)
My 2001 A4 TDi 6sp manual Quattro wagon ran like a dream, and required very little in the way of maintenance, expensive or otherwise for almost 10 years.
I'd say look at the price, so you can get out of it in a good way if problems develop.
Audi experiences seem to be extremely polarized – very very good or terrible, and little in-between.
If it's been good for him, jump in; if not, forget about it, and get a new Golf TDi, a Passat TDi, or a Skoda Octavia TDi (all lovely).
#2208 of 2367 Problem with ignition. Need advice Asap.
May 19, 2010 (12:45 pm)
My 1996 Audi A4 does not start up. The gauge lights turn on but it doesn't click or anything. The gas light stays on after attempting to start. It takes push starting this thing to get it going. When it has been started it stays on for a while at stop signs but every once in a while cutting off on it's own requiring a push start.
The gas was low but not low enough to not be able to start because of low fuel but I took it to the gas station anyway to put some in there. Now it's at a quarter tank. Left the engine going since I didn't have anyone to push start the thing. On the way back home it was fine. Until right infront of the neighbor's house it cut off by itself. It took maybe 4 minutes to get there. Was able to get it going again but this time it would not idle for longer than about 10 seconds. Do you have any ideal of what the problem is, how much it may cost, & whether or not me leaving the engine on during fueling caused the vehicle to no longer idle?
#2209 of 2367 Starting problems!
May 20, 2010 (5:31 pm)
I have an 1996 audi a4 quattro 2.8L. It takes me about 10 trys of starting the engine for it to finnaly start. It almost does everytime but it seems to be about 10 times before it actually does. After its started and running for about 5 minutes you can shut it off and easily restart it the first time when its warmed up. When im trying to start it and i give it gas it seems to bog out. Can someone please give me an idea of what this might be?
#2210 of 2367 Re: Starting problems! [shaned7]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 20, 2010 (6:03 pm)
I'd guess a faulty fuel pressure regulator. Have the fuel pressure tested in the fuel rail when the engine is cold and has been sitting overnight (I guess a shop will have to do this unless you have the gauge and the T-fittings).
If the regulator is bad, the fuel pressure bleeds off overnight, requiring the fuel pump to re-pressurize the entire fuel system from the gas tank forward.
#2211 of 2367 Catalytic Converter replacement
May 23, 2010 (3:09 pm)
I have a 2002 A4 . after checking oil I added what may have been too much (not sure) and then drove a couple of miles before engine light began to blink and car began to run sluggishly especially in acceleration. Had someone check it out that believes that it is the catalytic converter. Could over fill of oil hurt CC? If so, is it, how important is it to get a CC from dealer or would it be ok to get the parts online and have someone install it. It seems that the quotes from the dealership are far more expensive then what Icould get a new CC online and have it installed. Advice please!
#2212 of 2367 Re: Catalytic Converter replacement [dawal1224]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 23, 2010 (4:33 pm)
Why aren't you sure how much oil you added?
To knock out a CC, you'd have to add a mighty good amount, to say nothing of dealing with huge clouds of smoke.
There's no reason why the CC cannot be decisively tested, without any guessing.
#2213 of 2367 Re: If to get 2002 Audi A4, please suggest [nwalkley]
May 25, 2010 (4:22 am)
Today is the day I say goodby to my 2005 Audi A4 - which I do love to drive - but it has spent a total of 4 weeks in the shop in the last 5 months, so I have had it. Turning to BMW for the first time and hoping it will be a good and longer lasting experience.
#2214 of 2367 Re: If to get 2002 Audi A4, please suggest [nwalkley]
Jun 05, 2010 (8:48 pm)
Wife has 2007 A4 3.2. I have 2009 A4 2.0 sports package. No trouble with either. Audi has improved quality and reliability surpassing BMW. Read blogs on audiworld or audizine.
B8 A4 is much roomier and better trunk than BMW 3 series. Better looking too in P+ level with LEDs IMHO.