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#561 of 2367 god knows what problems
Jan 06, 2005 (9:01 pm)
I have a 1997 2.8L audi A4 standard with about 115 000 kms not miles on it. Im having issues when i change gears it kinda jolts when reving between 2800 and 3700. Its almost as if u feel the power then it goes limp then there is another jolt........... as soon as u stop accelerating and are just keeping up speed its fine tho. I have no idea where to look for the problem and i was wondering if anyone has come accross this problem or would know what the hell to look for. its been regularily services and the oil is changed every 5000 km i dont know wether it would be a loose sensor or somthing? If u can help me that would be awsome
#562 of 2367 turbo goes out
Jan 06, 2005 (10:33 pm)
i just got my oil pump done and now that i gota fix my turbo whats up with that.
#563 of 2367 Re: Cold Weather: Shattered Rear Heated Glass AUDI A4 [persamp]
Jan 07, 2005 (7:39 am)
2002 A4 Avant.
Portland, Maine. Last night as I was driving on a quiet side street, I heard a loud pop inside the car. My rear window just spontaneously and completely shattered. It was cold and light snow (no freezing ice) and the rear defogger was on. I was only a few blocks from my house and made it there as the window started to collapse into the car. Local dealer had not heard of this problem. Will have glass in by Tuesday, but seemed skeptical about warranty replacement. Thanks for your post - I'm printing and bringing it to the dealer.
#564 of 2367 Re: Cold Weather: Shattered Rear Heated Glass AUDI A4 [jontomtom]
Jan 07, 2005 (8:11 am)
I've heard of a few 2002 A4 Avants that had the rear window shatter. I think it's a combination of the construction of the glass along with changes in temperature (and possibly barometric pressure). I haven't heard any 2003+ Avants encountering this problem.
#565 of 2367 Shattered Rear Glass
Jan 07, 2005 (7:51 pm)
I don't know about the Audi (haven't checked our owner's manual close enough), but many cars have an automatic cutoff on the rear defroster after a certain period of time. If left on too long, the high heat of the defrosting coil against the glass with cold temperatures outside can set up intense strains in the glass (a poor conductor) due to the uneven temperature distribution. This does on occasion cause the glass to shatter.
#566 of 2367 Heat Shield falling off
Jan 10, 2005 (7:56 am)
We have a 2003 Audi A4 station wagon and have experienced a series of problems with plastic bits and pieces falling off from under the car. The first was the lower half of the front bumper which came off about 4 weeks after buying the car and the dealer wanted 1500 to fix. The latest problems were the plastic heat shield under the engine that came off while driving (slowly - fortunately) and the rear wheel-well lining that came loose. Interestingly, when we took the car in to Audi to have these last two things checked, the service manager was on the phone with another Audi owner whose engine cover had broken and needed to be replaced before it fell off. What I would like to know is if this is just bad luck or is this a common problem with the car?
#567 of 2367 Re: Heat Shield falling off [pod1]
Jan 10, 2005 (9:03 am)
I have experienced some of the same problems. The front bumper came off the first winter because it caught on a lump of snow when I was parking the car. This cost a fortune to fix. Then the heat shield cracked and was hanging down. The dealer told me it was because I hit something on the road and was therefore my responsibility. They wanted $450 to fix it. Does anybody know if there is a way to find out how often this happens? The dealers are not going to tell us.
#568 of 2367 brake light bulb replacement
Jan 11, 2005 (8:20 am)
How to access Avant fender brake light bulb?
#569 of 2367 Sludge Problem
Jan 11, 2005 (10:56 am)
Has anyone been successful at getting Audi to help with sludge problem in their engine? My low oil pressure light came on the other day and I had my car towed into the dealership on advice from the dealer. I have an A4 01 1.8T and the service department states that I need to at least replace the oil pump. They have denied me for the extended warranty stating that I did not follow oil changing recommendations. They are disputing one gap that happened over 20K miles ago. Since that oil change 20K miles ago I have not had any problem until now. I am wondering if anybody has been successful with Audi on this “extended” warranty. Corporate has been no help to me so far.
#570 of 2367 Headlight Problems
Jan 11, 2005 (11:46 am)
Well, here is a weird problem. The Passenger Headlight was out, replace it, and now both low beam headlights don't work. Checked the fuses, they are fine, checked the bulbs, they are good. Any idea how both low beams would be out? Is this a computer glitch?
The car is a 1999 Audi A4 2.8
Thanks for any help