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#832 of 2367 Re: Sludge Problem [groveaudi]
Jul 12, 2005 (4:00 pm)
I am dealing with exactly the same issue on my 2002 A4. I have been denied reimbursement for the $2400 it costs to fix the issue. My Service Advisor informed me that the sludge problem can occurr at any time and is not indicative of poor maintenance - though that is what audi would like us to think. This is also stated on ConsumerReports.com in a article on the topic. I spoke with Customer Advocates today who were also unable to help. I plan to speak with a lawyer and initiate a class action suit as this has been going on way too long. I loved my car until a week ago and the way that I am being treated has completely changed my feelings about Audi. I will never purchase one again. I would advise anyone with the same issue to call as many people as possible within Audi and let them know that we're not going to let this happen to loyal trusting customers.
#833 of 2367 My 1998 Audi A4 Temperature Gauge Fluctuates
Jul 13, 2005 (5:20 pm)
1998 Audi A4 2.8 temperature gauge fluctuates past the center of the C/H gauge. It hasn't overheated and there aren't any leaks. Any ideas of what might cause the temperature to fluctuate and is it cause for alarm?
#834 of 2367 Re: My 1998 Audi A4 Temperature Gauge Fluctuates [raffione]
Jul 14, 2005 (3:02 am)
Does it only happen in stop-and-go driving and is the gauge otherwise steady, at or near the center, on highway runs?
If this is the case then it's likely normal as in stop-and-go driving the electronic fans will kick in at the higher temperatures and bring the gauge down. Once it starts to creep up again due to the lack of movement and airflow over the radiator the cycle will repeat. On the highway the fans don't come into play as there is a nice steady airflow over the radiator to keep things at a constant temperature.
If this is not the case then further investigation may be in order to check the thermostat and fan relays etc...
#835 of 2367 STEERING CONVERSION
Jul 14, 2005 (3:35 am)
HEY EVERYONE,I'M MIKE FROM THE U.K,MY PROBLEM IS I BOUGHT AN AUDI A4 3.0 CAB 2004 MODELFROM THE U.K AND I HAVE NOW MOVED TO ITALY FROM THE U.K,AND I NEED A STEERING CONVERSION FROM R.H.D TO L.H.D, I'M ALSO FINDING IT VERY HARD TO BUY A LEFT HAND SIDED DASHBOARD,STEERING RACK,PEDALS ETC.PLEASE GET BACK TO ME IF ANY ADVICE.DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY IT?THANKS! MIKE
#836 of 2367 New Clutch/Flywheel at 11K ?!
Jul 15, 2005 (5:33 am)
I have an '04 A4 6spd quattro. First off, I can't complain about the car. It's been very good the first year. The dealer and their service department have really been quite good as well.
Yesterday I was driving and had basically lost all function of the clutch. Managed to get it to the dealer limping along in first/second. I am now told that the clutch and flywheel are worn and "fried" (my term not theirs). I was told that one clutch is covered under warranty but otherwise this would be a $2000 repair.
This is the sixth manual transmission I have had. I have never worn a clutch out in less than 90K miles. I like to think that I know how to drive one but now I am getting VERY worried. I don't think that I am doing anything wrong with the car and I noticed one other post of the exact same issue.
Does anyone else have a similar experience? Is driving an Audi stick that different than any other car? I am really of the opinion that at 10K miles, the problem is more likely to have been caused by a defective part than operator error. In any case, it's getting fixed under warranty....and that's what those are for.
I don't want to complain about my Audi because as I said above the dealer and car have been great so far.
#837 of 2367 Re: 99 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro [badkrash]
Jul 15, 2005 (1:44 pm)
I just found out the problem last week. My car has a bad ABS modulator. This part was about $700 to replace. My car also has traction control which was controlled by this box. Hope this helps.
Also- my sister has a 99 1.8 quattro and she is having the same problem. Maybe this is a common problem?? Im not sure...
#838 of 2367 Re: Sludge Problem [frustratedowne]
Jul 16, 2005 (1:24 pm)
We are having the same problems with our 2001 A4 1.8T. What is the status of yoiur class action lawsuit?
#839 of 2367 certified warranty question
Jul 17, 2005 (8:10 pm)
can someone help with a quick question?
i bought a certified A4 less than 12 months ago, and had to go in for some service issues.
one issue is apparently covered under the warranty, but the other issue is not. i was told that due to the rust underneath the car, the flex pipe of the exhaust (andy possibly other parts) needs to be replaced. unfortunately, this isn't covered under the warranty.
my question is, if the car was certified, shouldn't audi have replaced the worn out parts of the exhaust before claiming that it was "certified" and then selling it. i'm sure that 9 months (and less than 5000 miles) of driving didn't wear and tear the exhaust system to the point of making it necessary to be replaced. right?
what are your thoughts?
#840 of 2367 A4 Warm Engine Starting
Jul 18, 2005 (11:33 am)
My 2001 Audi A4 Quattro with a 2.8 engine has a starting problem when it has been driven and then has been allowed to set for about 2 hours. I'm barely able to get it started after cranking it until the battery is almost dead. Sometimes I have to wait several hours to allow the engine to cool. This does not happen all the time but often enough to be troublesome. The engine always starts just fine when the engine is cold. The dealer checked the starting system, inspected the intake for carbon buildup, and checked if it held fuel pressure after the engine was turned off. They said everything was within specs. To their credit they did not charge me anything since they found nothing wrong. Has anyone had this problem and if so what was the solution?
#841 of 2367 Re: Help!! My 2002 A4 1.8T Check Engine Light Turns On!! [sgaide]
Jul 19, 2005 (5:28 am)
My check engine light is on in my A4 2001 -1.8T. The diagnostics have said it was the catalytic converter- so it was replaced, then the oxygen sensors, which I replaced. It came right back on - now it says fuel too lean - came on at 45MPH - this is what the mechanic said the diagnostic tool said - Any suggestions on what to do to get it to stay off? I would like to sell it - it runs fine - but no one would want it with the light on!! I guess it didn't get enough gas when I accelerated at 45MPH - it kind of quit - I had to slow down and eventually gain speed. Thanks for any advice!