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#2248 of 2367 clutch spring
Sep 25, 2010 (7:55 am)
A couple weeks ago when driving my 2006 a4 a spring popped off from my clutch pedal (or so the tow truck driver told me it was).. I cannot find anyone to replace this or even check it. I have had such a HORRIBLE experience dealing with the Audi Dealerships in Dallas, TX, that I am never going back to one. Does anyone know if this is a simple/common repair, or of a good mechanic in the Dallas, Tx area?
I really like this car, but have had my fair share of troubles with it.
#2249 of 2367 1999 Audi A4 V6 Quattro engine noise
Sep 27, 2010 (1:08 pm)
Back with another issue with my audi. I have been noticing increasing valve chatter coming from the engine area, to the point that when I drove home one day, my wife thought she heard a diesel engine in the car. I was told that it could be the valves and they need to be redone. As I understand it, there's no adjustment on these, only replacement of some parts.
Is this truly a valve issue? or do I need to check somewhere else first? Thanks for sharing.
#2250 of 2367 Re: 1999 Audi A4 V6 Quattro engine noise [davida2]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 27, 2010 (1:24 pm)
Did you change your oil recently and did you use a non-Audi oil filter or some budget quick-change filter? If so, this can be a problem with the V-6 engine and induce valve noise. Just an outside chance---it has happened.
That is correct---there are no adjustments to the valves, so it's possible you have defective lifter or lifters, or a worn camshaft. Please check your oil level and if you're due for a change, get an Audi filter and see what happens.
#2251 of 2367 Re: Shudders when accelerating [wendyx]
Sep 30, 2010 (5:18 am)
Wendyx, did you solve the front end shuddering on your A4? Mine does the same exact thing on acceleration. Not brakes, they're good.
#2252 of 2367 A4 Front end shudder
Sep 30, 2010 (5:21 am)
My 2003 A4 Cabriolet shudders upon acceleration. Not a brake problem or wheel balance. At any acceleration speed....0 to 30 or 40 to 50 etc.
Anyone have the answer?
#2253 of 2367 Re: best way to learn to repair issues myself [lyallbarbour]
Sep 30, 2010 (1:20 pm)
lyallbarbour: Shiftright is right, the best manuals would be obtained from Bentley, IF they happen to publish one for your model. I have a Haynes manual for my 97 A4, and like Chilton, they are fairly useful for your basic repairs/maintenance. You can also check with a dealer for a full-blown manual, but that's going to be big bucks. I think you meant "$100 to 200", not "$100 to $2,000", right? audiphile3
#2254 of 2367 Coolant Leak in Cylinder
Oct 05, 2010 (3:50 pm)
My 2004 Audi A4 3.0 convertible's check engine light came on and I just had the ignition coil recall performed. My check engine light continues to come on...the computer kept showing misfires on Cylinders 3 & 4. There was about a 5 second rough start when the engine was started cold. After a week in the shop, the dealership says it is a coolant leak in cylinder 3 only...they are no longer seeing misfires on cylinder 4. They want $2400 to take the engine to a machine shop and THEN will give me an estimate for the repair assuming they find the problem. Any advice?
#2255 of 2367 A4 2008 - bad fuel sensor
Oct 08, 2010 (11:06 am)
#2256 of 2367 A4 2008 - bad fuel sensor
Oct 08, 2010 (11:06 am)
My A4 Quatro fuel sensor stopped working just after the 50,000 mi warranty expired. The low fuel warning light is on all the time, the miles remaining indicator is not accurate and the fuel gauge does not work. I use the digital trip odometer to show how many miles driven after a fill-up. My dealer in CT told me I am out of warranty and thus have to pay possibly hundreds of dollars just to diagnose the problem by plugging into their diagnostic machine. I have not seen any discussions in various forums about failed fuel sensors in an A4 with less than 100,000 miles. This should not be a part that wears out/fails so quickly. I will talk to the local service manager again to ask if they will diagnose the problem at their cost and fix it at their cost. If they argue with me, I will try to get a contact in the US service management team. I have the Haynes manual to show how to access the fuel tank to replace the sensor (2 sensors in the fuel tank because of AWD). I have the means to replace the sensor outside of the local dealer, but would prefer that it be handled at the dealer level. It seems to me they would want me to purchase another Audi when I am ready for my next car. Any recommendations from the forum are appreciated.
#2257 of 2367 Re: Coolant Leak in Cylinder [simonmj]
Oct 18, 2010 (1:35 pm)
simonmj: Just like a medical problem, I would say "get a second opinion" Sorry, I'm not a big fan of dealerships...some are good, some are outrageously bad. Find an independent Audi specialist and ask them to check out this issue. I find it ridiculous that you should spend $2,400 just to find out it there is even a problem. Personally, I would put some high-quality "stop leak" in the cooling system, but that's only MY opinion. Some of those products are very effective at solving this type of problem. In any case, you should certainly attend to this relatively quickly.
Let us know what happens here. audiphile1