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#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 MrShift@Edmunds 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 MrShift@Edmunds 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.
#2215 of 2367 2004 A4 Hollow knocking...front right.
Jun 09, 2010 (4:28 pm)
I have recently discovered a hollow knocking noise from the front right area of my 2004 A4 (non-Quattro). It seems to happen most under breaking and slightly during acceleration, any time there is a significant shifting of weight forward or back.
I dont think it's my shock as it doesnt do it over every bump. Im guessing it might be a CV boot issue or something. Any suggestions or thoughts?
#2216 of 2367 Re: 2004 A4 Hollow knocking...front right. [patso21]
Jun 09, 2010 (10:26 pm)
Maybe caused by motor mounts.
#2217 of 2367 Re: looking for help with maintenance [ntheyardagain]
Jun 12, 2010 (10:02 am)
Yes there is a place. It's called HB Motorwerks, and it's in Chesapeake. I've been there to fix my power window, do oil change, spark plugs. They specialize in Audi and VW.
936 Professional Place
Building A, Suite 3
Chesapeake, VA 23320