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#861 of 2367 Over heating problem Audi A4 Aavant 2.6SE V6
Jul 28, 2005 (2:30 am)
Hi - I have a 1996 Audi A4 Avant and I am having a problem with the radiator over heating. It seems that the temperature gauge in the dashboard says it is running at about 90 degrees which according to my manual is fine, however sometime when mobile but usually immediately when I have stopped the radiator seems to steam from the valve on the top and overspill where the engine coolant is so hot??? does anybody have any idea why it would do thi??? Please help
#862 of 2367 Re: 2001 Audi A4 1.8T Engine Problems Please Help! [ndlessfun]
Jul 28, 2005 (2:17 pm)
Yes, there was a class action suit. I believe they will now check the timing belt at 40,000 and 80,000 miles, and if it goes prior to that time they will fix it for free as long as you've had regular scheduled maintenance from an authorized Audi service dealer. BUT, they won't fix any damage from the belt after it blew if you didn't have it serviced appropriately. You can call their useless customer advocates to get more information (there's an 800 number that your service dealer should know). My experience, and those of other owners I know, has been that they will do everything in their power to blame you for whatever went wrong. So it may not work. But give it a shot. And a word to the wise... unload that thing. My Audi service manager told me they are "built to fall apart in five years" and he's not kidding.
#863 of 2367 Re: I want to buy an audi [travigne]
Jul 28, 2005 (2:22 pm)
Buy something else. Anything else. I loved my car and took perfect care of it, and it is costing me an arm and a leg to keep it on the road--it is 6 years old and I bought it brand new. When it's working, it is the best car in the world. But when if falls apart... it's brutal. My Audi service dealer told me they are built to fall apart after five years... so if I were you, I would not buy a used one. You don't know how it was treated, and repairs on these things cost a fortune.
#864 of 2367 Re: certified warranty question [cccc1]
Jul 28, 2005 (4:20 pm)
Not sure if this will help you... but I had my 1999 Audi A4 in for maintenance every 6 months (and sometimes only drove it 1500 miles during that time period). It had small ($2,000) problems that were annoying but nothing major. Now suddenly they tell me it's completely rusted. First the tie rods (?) had to be replaced... which was going to take a while so they let me take it home. The next day the flex pipe fell out. They towed it back to the service dealership and said that it was rusted and I drove over something (I didn't) and knocked it out. So apparently they can't tell what the extent of the rust is since my car was in the station the DAY BEFORE the flex pipe fell off, and no one noticed that the rust was so bad. You can fight it with them, but the "customer advocate" told me they usually depend on the dealership to give them an accurate diagnosis of the car so if the dealership says it was OK when you bought it, you are out of luck.
#865 of 2367 Re: puzzling accelerator problem [erix]
Jul 29, 2005 (6:06 pm)
I had identical problem 6 months ago both brake light and accelerator pedal.
Dealer corrected it after 2 visits. It never re-occurred
Jul 29, 2005 (6:28 pm)
Ok I have a 1998 A4 when I start the car it idles perfectly, however when I take off and come to a stop the idle starts to come down a little (like it should) and then jumps back up to like 2000 RPM it then bounces inbetween 2000 and like 2500 RPM while I am stopped. I then take off just fine. After about 3 minutes of driving it is fine when I come to a stop and idles perfectly. This only occurs after a cold start. Once the car is warmed up it does not happen. It is a manual and I recently changed the air filter to a K&N, not sure if that matters but I thought I would mention it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#867 of 2367 1999 Audi A4 2.8 tiptronic
Jul 31, 2005 (11:26 am)
HI all. my car is making a whisling noise sounds like it has turbo when accelerating. At cruising speeds this noise is gone. It coming from the passenger front side somewhere from behind the wheel. Also this whistling noise could be sounding like the belt is rubbing on something. Can you please suggest what it could be. Car has 145000km on it and its tiptronic tranny. Could this sound be the T-belt?
thanx alot for all your input.
#868 of 2367 2005 A4 1.8 Avant - Brake Rotor Wear
Aug 01, 2005 (11:17 am)
I have a 2005 A4 1.8 Avant that I purchased in October 2004. I have put on about 5,000 miles, predominately highway driving. Recently, I noticed pulsing when braking. I brought the car in for the 5000 service and was told that the rotors (front and back) were rusted and warped. Audi asserts that it will not cover rust under the warranty. It seems to me that 5,000 miles and 9 months of use should not result in warped rotors. Hard to imagine that any car could be rendered effectively inoperable in the matter of months. Does anyone have experience with this problem and/or with getting Audi USA to honor the warranty?
#869 of 2367 Re: New Clutch/Flywheel at 11K ?! [nephron1969]
Aug 02, 2005 (9:08 am)
I have a 2000 Audi A4, and I am on my third clutch. I made it over 60k miles on the first clutch, but only about 30k on the second one. Now my third clutch is showing signs of wear after only a few 1000 miles. Sometimes when I shift, there is a jerky feeling, which makes me wonder whether there is something about the transmission that is wearing out the clutch prematurely.
This is also not my first car with a manual transmission, but it is definitely the first one on which I had to replace the clutch this early and often.
This message probably doesn't help you find a solution, but at least you know there is someone else who is not completely satisfied with his Audi clutch.
#870 of 2367 Acceleration problem, Any Suggestions???
Aug 02, 2005 (9:54 am)
I have a 1997 A4 1.9TDi with 275,000 on th the clock.The car is going the best but there is a problem with acceleration. When there is any kind of loading on the engine ie going up hill on motor way or driving on wet roads the acceleration cuts out at 70mile/hour. (60miles in fourth gear) the throttle is still there and the rev counter still goes up but there is no power it feels like the turbo just cuts out.Once the power goes the only way to get it back is to switch the engine of and restart. Full power is restored then immediately. Like i say its seems to happen when the engine is under extra loads and only occurs in 4th and fifth gear . Does anyone know what is causing this?What can i do to rule out the electronic throttle as i have been told is a possible cause.?