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#342 of 2367 Re: A4 '96 Rear Left Humming Problem [keithlutz1 #3]
Apr 26, 2004 (6:56 am)
I own a 1999 Audi A4 Quattro with 80,000 kms and it also has developed a humming sound coming from the rear RHS. AT first I though it might have been a rear brake problem but after having the rear pads and rotors replaced the noise still persisted. I also suspected the bearings but they seem ok. My only guess is the problem lies in the rear differential gear train. Anyone else having this problem?
#343 of 2367 Re: Suspension problems/Warranty issues [brooke25 #338]
Apr 26, 2004 (7:11 am)
I have a '99 A4 2.8 with 62K miles. The A4's before the 2002 redesign are notorious for having front suspension components that wear out quickly. Good luck with the dealership. I guess if we wanted a reliable car we'd have bought a V6 Accord.
Are the suspension repairs covered by the Audi Assured warranty?
By the way, have you had any problems with your airbag light coming on? Also, are the reflective surfaces of your side mirrors slowly rusting?
#344 of 2367 Re: annoying gear changing [giggs #341]
Apr 26, 2004 (3:10 pm)
Thank you for replying, however, I am new to Town Hall and do not know how to locate the discussion boards you suggested I read...please advise.
#345 of 2367 gear change prob's discussion for rnon2n
Apr 26, 2004 (5:57 pm)
Scroll to the top of this page under the heading "messages" and click on pages 15 for messages 268 to 293 and then go to page 16 for message numbers 304 to 318. For the A4 discussion group, go to the very top of this page and click on A4 owners. That will take you back to the index of Audi discussion groups. Go to category Audi A4 and scroll through the pages to find the posted message numbers 5651 to 5661. Greg
#346 of 2367 Re: annoying gear changing [rnon2n #344]
by KarenS HOST
Apr 27, 2004 (9:59 am)
You can also go to those specific posts within a discussion by entering the number in the "Go to Msg#" box.
#347 of 2367 Re: Suspension problems/Warranty issues [hydrocarbon #343]
Apr 27, 2004 (10:19 am)
Hi and thanks for your response.
My car is actually getting serviced today for the suspension problem. I had to get the GM of the dealership involved. Talk about drama! But he was very cooperative. Yes the car had the Audi Assured Warranty and it looks like they will do an after-warranty adjustment. The repairs should have been done in Janaury when the warranty was still effective. I do know I am not paying a dime...except for maybe the $50 service fee. I will know more today. You are right about the Accord.. life would be much simpler and cheaper... but we all know we love to drive our Audi's... that is when they are working/driving/performing properly. Such high-maintenance cars!
No I have not had any problems with the Airbag light.... yet. I did have a problem with my side mirror cracking due to an electrical problem...about a year ago.. steam started to come from it and a couple minutes later a crack formed down the middle. I had to get it replaced...under the warranty. No rust appearing......yet.
#348 of 2367 Long Term reliablility
Apr 27, 2004 (4:13 pm)
I am considering purchasing a 1996-1998 A4 2.8. I am wondering how reliable they are when they start approching 100k mi. What are common problems and when is the timing belt service due.
#349 of 2367 Re: annoying gear changing [giggs #341]
Apr 27, 2004 (6:16 pm)
Maybe it is just me, but I find the sport mode or the "shifting" mode to be just fine. Run that for a bit and the Tip forgets what it learned. I know I've had a tough day, but whaaaa!!! It ain't all that bad folks.
#350 of 2367 Grear Changes [wia4]
Apr 27, 2004 (8:02 pm)
I couldn't agree more insofar as "S" and Tip is concerned. They are great fun. But when you just what to drive or cruise in the car that "D" gear is annoying-annoying-annoying!
#351 of 2367 Re: Front disk rotors --- A4-1.8T-Non-quatro [rckv #339]
Apr 29, 2004 (8:33 am)
I have an Avalon but have had a similar problems with OEM rotors. I have had two experiences with Powerslot Rotors, both favorable, but any of the aftermarket premium rotors, regardless of brand, and less expesive and better quality. Slotted rotors you will feel a rumbling in the steering wheel when the pad hits the slot, but the fade is much less and in wet weather it is far superior with much shorter stops. They surface and hats are usually coated too, so if you have rims that show the rotors they rust much less readily.