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#714 of 2367 Re: creaking, groaning noise [kjana1]
May 12, 2005 (10:04 am)
I just got rid of my creaks (knockknock). They appeared after 60k miles, sounding like originating somewhere between cabin and motor. When the temperature went below 2-5 deg. celcius the sounds disappeared. Same happened when driving in wet conditions.The problem was actually both lower control arms on both sides. Especially the REAR ones: most of the creaking sound was coming from the bulky ball joint which were totally smashed on both sides. Also the ball joint in the middle of the lower front arm was pretty much gone. And there existed unacceptable tolerancies pretty much between all the connections. Audi quality, huh.So after 2 hours of work and $600 the car feels nice, without the creaks. Knockknock.Good luck with your problem!Audi A4 2.6 1996
#715 of 2367 Re: Car fuel pump issues
May 12, 2005 (4:29 pm)
I have a similar problem with the 2004 A4.... It was making a loud noise and the front, rear, lights went out. The check engine and brake lights would mysteriously go on and off while driving. Brought it in for service and they replaced the fuel filter. P.S. six week later I'm in the middle of acceleratiing on a busy highway and the car just dies! Now they replaced the fuel filter saying that was causing the problem. I believe the loud noise that occurred earlier was an early indicator of the fuel pump. Unfortunately the service department is too concerned with getting you in and out the same day!
Anyone else have a similar problem
May 15, 2005 (4:45 am)
2002 A4, 1.8T Quattro
Had it for 2 years. Over all it's OK, however fells like it may need more that 110KW...
Intresting problem, the ESP ligth use to come on every now and again. Nor AUDI or my mechanic cannot grip on problem.. 3 months sisnce the car come out of the warranty AUDI dealers have identified AIR MASS SENSOR failture... )) Cost me 500 to fix. Very convinient!
#717 of 2367 Re: Failing cylinder due to Computer [tmjaeger]
May 15, 2005 (11:59 am)
Sorry tmjaeger, I haven't experienced a failing cylinder but I would like to submit a couple of questions to the forum about my 96 A4 (2.8, V6, 5 Speed). The millage is 182000 and the check engine light recently came on.
1. I got the trouble code read out for free at auto zone and it came back as a [1101 & 1106] manufacture control fuel air metering. To get the facts I took it to the dealership and it cost me $90.00 to find out the same thing (P1101 - voltage too low/leakage air and P1106 - voltage too low/leakage air). To my dismay the dealership did not know exactly what part to repair/replace based on the code. They said to bring in back so they can "run" the diagnostics tests longer.
Has anyone had this experience or know of a shop in the greater Baltimore, MD area where I can get this type service?
2. I will need tires soon and wanted to try all season brands by 1. Falken (Ziex ZE 512), 2. Dunlop (SP Sport A2), or 3. Sumitomo (Srixon 4). Anyone used either of these on an A4 or know if they are good as advertised (price & performance)?
#718 of 2367 2005.5 AUdi A44
May 18, 2005 (4:13 pm)
I am thinking about leasing the new 2.0 A4 automatic with premium package, which has been out for a couple of months. Does anyone have anything to say on this model. Concerned, readiing about all the problems with Audi.
#719 of 2367 60K mile service for my 1999 A4 2.8 quattro - PLEASE ADVISE!
May 19, 2005 (12:34 pm)
I had made a posting earlier asking for recommendations on auto shops in Chicagoland. I'm writing now to get any advice you may have on the actual 60k mile service itself. The Audi maintenace schedule recommends the following:
- Replace spark plugs
- Replace brake fluid
- Replace engine filter, dust/pollen filter
- Engine oil change
- Check fluid levels, coolant level and battery
- Clean and lubricate sliding roof, door hinges
- Check brake system
- Check transmission for leaks
- Reset service reminders
I spoke to a couple of repair shops and both said that this list was not enough. One of them wanted me to change my timing belt, water pump and thermometer costing an additional $800. The other said I should replace the automatic transmission fluid and a couple of other things costing $400. I'm concerned that the recommendations do not match and also want to make sure I do not leave anything out that needs to get done. Any advice on what is recommended as part of the 60k mile service would me much appreciated.
#720 of 2367 Q & A ....( hopefully )
May 19, 2005 (4:06 pm)
just joined your forum - anyone got anything bugging them? Older Audi's usually have all there kinks worked out and have fix's available - still working on getting to know the newer ones......
#721 of 2367 Re: 60K mile service for my 1999 A4 2.8 quattro - PLEASE ADVISE! [watzizneh
May 19, 2005 (7:45 pm)
I done 60K service on my A4.My mechanik simply went by the AUDI service book + small other thinks which he spotted.. like belts. I think it does not matter if you do it all in 1 hit or simply do a total check up between the servises. Regardles AUDI reccommendation to service it every 15K as per on-board computer, i do oil and filter change in beetveen 2 service periuds. Just find good mecanik you trust or take it AUDI.
#722 of 2367 Re: 60K mile service for my 1999 A4 2.8 quattro - PLEASE ADVISE! [watziznehm]
May 20, 2005 (4:39 am)
The brake fluid should be changed every 2 years, regardless of mileage. I don't know of any hard and fast rules regarding spark plugs, but I had mine done at 60K too.
If you want to save $20-30, it's really easy to change the pollen filter and air filter yourself.
If you look at the forums on audiworld.com, you'll see a lot of people who claim that the timing belt should be changed out every 60,000 miles, or less. I don't necessarily agree with that. These forums tend to be a place where complaints concentrate and overly enthusiastic owners tend to wax on. However, if the timing belt is changed, it is a good idea to do them water pump at the same time. I have 78K on my car and don't intend to do the timing belt until 90K.
Were these repair shops stealerships?
#723 of 2367 2005 Ultra sport or 2005 Spec Edition
May 20, 2005 (8:47 pm)
Forgive I posted this in another forum as well. But need some fast answers. Thanks.
Hey folks.. First time poster - I am looking into purchasing a 2005 audi a4 from a private seller. He is calling it an ultra sport (which I want) but the carfax report is calling it a 2005 AUDI A4 1.8T QUAT/SPEC EDIT.
I have not seen the car except in pictures.
I know the ultra sport came with 18in rims, and the spec edit w/ the 17 inch rims. So if he is truthful and it has stock 18 it must be the ultrasport.. but carfax is calling it a spec edit?
His description [2005 A4 1.8T quattro ultrasport package in the dolphin grey exterior with black leather interior. Car Has all options except the cold weather package and the bose stereo. Has the lighting package and the premium package and the ultrasport package. 18 inch ultrasport rims]
How can you tell the diff between a ultrasport and spec edit?
Also, if it is a special edition.. what I am really losing from the ultrasport? The suspension tuning?
Thanks for the help.