Last post on Dec 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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Audi A4, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
#9 of 87 Re: Audi Coils-all engines [ramonc]
Nov 06, 2008 (12:35 pm)
I have a 2005 A4 Ultrasport with aftermarket upgrades. My car has 33,000 miles and its warranty just expired two weeks ago. I had my car at Audi for maint. on the day the warranty was going to expire.
Low and behold, two weeks later (11/02/08) i was driving home one evening and i lost power and my car started to shake. Thank god, I know people in the industry. I have a friend who has a speed shop, hooked my car up to the computer and it indicated coils 2 and 4 are bad. I love it when a car can tell you what's wrong.
The coil replacement is easy...pop off and pop back in. The coils cost about $40.00 each. So its not that bad. I was worried that it may be something more serious.
Its not that bad. Audi makes wonderful cars.
As with all cars, you need to try to get to know your car, and be able to attempt to do simple repairs on it.
Now, I know that this will be a problem in about 20,000 miles again, but is no big deal. My car takes care of me and I will take care of it.
Nov 06, 2008 (3:15 pm)
My '06 A4 2.0T, Q just got a new igintion coil today. The car only has 18K miles, I think this beats all of the above. This happened 3 days after I got my early 25K service and 15 miles later I started the car and it started to shake violently and then the check engine light started flashing and stayed on permanently. It took my dealer all day to find the problem although the computer said there was a problem in cylinder 4 right away. Good thing its a lease, this thing is going back as soon as the lease is over. And I don't think I will be getting another Audi soon. This was my 2nd one. Love the cars, too many problems. Although, I must say service has been very good, but it gets annoying to visit the dealer every other month.
#11 of 87 Re: Audi Coils-all engines [sdsun]
Dec 02, 2008 (8:10 am)
sdsun - Sounds like I have the same car as yours but a year older. My problem is that when I am idle, at a stop sign or light, the car's RPMs start to hiccup - every 5 seconds it goes low, car shakes and feels like its going to die, and then jumps up again to a normal idle. Looks like its going to cost me 125 bucks just to go to audi to have them diagnose the problem.
I already had 1 ignition coil go a year ago. Is this probably another?
If it is, my dad is a mechanic and wants to fix this himself instead of me paying an arm and a leg to have audi do it. You make it sound easy to complete yourself... Can you message me or email me the directions on how you did yours?
#12 of 87 Re: Audi Coils-all engines [AudiA404]
Dec 02, 2008 (12:31 pm)
Sorry to hear about your coil problem. I would be more than happy to assist you. I have a great mechanic who works on Audi Porsche and VW. Don't go to the dealer. they are idiots.
The coils are easy to fix. They pop in and out. So easy I could do it. Much easier than changing a tire.
Get back to me and we can figure out how to connect.
Dec 29, 2008 (8:22 pm)
I was coming back home to FL yesterday from NC. On I 95, all of a sudden my car started shaking... spent the night in georgia, next day went to Advanced Auto Parts, they did a free diagnostic computer check, and i had a Misfire cylinder, first checkd if it was the spark plug, it was good.. than checkd the ignition coil... and that was the problem... bought a new one for 37$, popped the old one out put the new one in, done. problem solved...
at first i was worried if it was something more serious, but then i thot its most likely one of cylinders are out becuase the car can still drive but it shakes and its hard....
finally home and the cars running better than ever.. easy fix.
#14 of 87 Re: Problems with Audi A4 Ignition Coils [wuzup]
Jan 12, 2009 (3:57 pm)
I also have a 2005 A4 1.8T 33K miles.
My passenger window regulator went bad -- So I brought it in to have it serviced. My warranty had JUST expired a day prior, but they were nice enough to extend it to cover the repair, as well as a 35k service.
They fixed the window -- but whatever bonehead they had do the repair, forgot to re-attach the door latch so I could no longer open the door from the inside.
After the holidays, as I was about to bring the car in again -- My engine suddenly won't turn-over.
I had it towed, and was informed that the Ignition Coil #4 shorted and melted the connector. They replaced the coil and repaired the wire.
The parts were $97, but the labor was over $500 -- Due to the fact that they had to run a system diagnosis on the car, and bypass my aftermarket stereo.
I pitched a bitch and they knocked some $$ of the labor. But here's the kicker -- I get back into my car and the passenger door STILL won't open!
#15 of 87 Re: Problems with Audi A4 Ignition Coils [wuzup]
Feb 03, 2009 (7:24 am)
Hello,I have an 2004 A4 1.8, with 83000 miles. My check engine light came on an I think it is an engine coil that needs to be replaced. I had one replaced about 6 months ago and i was wondering if there has been a recall on these items.
#16 of 87 Re: Problems with Audi A4 Ignition Coils [HassanA4]
Feb 04, 2009 (12:19 pm)
Are you sure you have an ignition coil that needs to be replaced? Its a $30.00 part. And on an A4 you have four of them. You didn't indicate any signs that it is an ignition coil.
You should get your car hooked up to a computer to see what the real problem is. Depending on the error code, it may not be an ignition coil at all.
#17 of 87 Re: Audi Coils-all engines [sdsun]
Feb 06, 2009 (9:04 am)
hi sdsun, can you send me info on how to replace ignition coil? I'm having the same problem. thanks!
#18 of 87 Re: Audi Coils-all engines [sdsun]
Feb 14, 2009 (7:19 am)
Sorry to bother you. My daughter came home last night with all the symptoms of the ignition coil problem on our 05 A4 1.8. You mentioned it was easy to replace the coils. Could I ask for the quick repair instructions? I'm inclined to replace all 4 so as not to have to deal with this again for a while.