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car studders during acceleration only between 20-30mph
Audi may not be too far off. Fuel doesn't have much of a shelf life. When left in the tank it tends to lose its volatility and deposit a varnish like sludge on any components in the tank. This could...
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Would I be able to swap the steering wheel in an 09' Audi A4 with a newer model A4 steering wheel?
Hi Yan. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, we only offer repair and maintenance advice for OEM cars, trucks and SUV's sold in the USA. What you're asking would be considered an upgrade or alteration to OEM, so we're not...
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fuel mixture is lean. must be adjusted
I'm guessing that you are getting a P0171 code or something similar. Yes, its telling you that the engine is running too lean, but there is not an adjustment that you can make. When this happens it is because of...
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Q: Car smoking
If your car will not hold coolant, you will need to solve that before anything else. I'm not clear about the other issues, but it seems the coolant leak is the central problem. It may be a simple as a...
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my audi a4 2004 brake lights are on and speedometer not moving intermittently
Your ABS brake system and speedometer require a good clean signal from wheel or transmission speed sensors. Since you have ABS and brake lights on means the computer has detected a fault in one of these sensors or system. You...
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Q: Car smoking
When an engine begins to overheat badly sometimes metal Parts in the engine can warp. This is especially true of piston rings which are thin metal. At the piston rings warp it all due to overheating this can cause the...
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Hi Mark I have an audi a4 2005 1.8 quattro AC seems to cut out in real hot tempratures also the transmission goes into limp mode
A possibility with the A/C system is a fault in the evaporator that causes internal and/or external icing. The resulting high head pressure causes the control circuitry to "throttle" the compressor, hence the ECON mode. Check for a blocked air...
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Coolant is brown
The coolant level should be checked when the engine is cold. Typically you will check the level in the plastic recovery tank. If the level is low, or keeps dropping even after you top off the system, you might have...
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ABS light, traction control light and handbrake light blink at the same time and the car jerks
It is not clear from your description if the noise you are hearing is primarily engine versus chassis (suspension, etc.) related. The origin of the noise can be pinpointed though if you request a vehicle noise diagnostic. That the ABS...
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Audi 2001 A4<75K miles needs new engine cost 11K,cert mechanic will do it for 7K,should I get motor or buy 2013 Hyundai >123K @7k
A quick review of the history of the 2001 A4 using the NHTSA database shows an "average" number of complaints and problems and no serious recalls or investigations. I don't know which model of Hyundai you are considering. Basically, once...
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My car makes a whining sound whenever I accelerate. whenever I select drive it goes to gear 1 instead of D on the dashboard
The whining sound may be related to a couple of possibilities, but is most commonly associated with an alternator that is beginning to fail or in some cases a water pump that is beginning to fail. If the alternator were...
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I’m seeing and smelling smoke and my traction control light is on.. is this a common problem? Also my ABS light blinks on occasion
Smoke from under the hood will be oil or coolant leaks. If I had to guess, I'd say you probably have some oil leaks that are getting oil on the exhaust manifold which burns when it hits the hot surface....
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A/c
Hi Yahaira. Thanks for contacting us tonight. An AC issue like you've described can be caused by multiple issues, ranging from low refrigerant levels to a damaged AC compressor. The best way to have your system fixed is to first...
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Check engine code 0089 audi a4
Code P2181 is a general diagnostic code that simply refers to the engine operating temperature being higher or lower than a specified threshold. This may happen for a number of reasons. A technician will need to first determine if the...
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Q: Car won't start
Hi Jessica. Thanks for contacting us today. With turbo-charged four-cylinder engines, diagnosing a starting issue can be more complex than the traditional "getting fuel / getting spark" process. In some case, a faulty or worn out wastegate or other turbo...
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Q: Scraping noise
Sometimes its easy to get the hardware in a little crooked when changing brake pads, that or a backing plate might have gotten bent. Take the car back to the guy who did your brakes, they should be happy to...
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Major coolant leak when aircon is turned on
Hi Mel. Thanks for contacting us today. Generally speaking, the operation of the AC system should not create a coolant leak to occur, as coolant does not flow through the AC unit in any capacity. However, an engine will "work...
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Coolant leak on 2005 Audi A4 2.0L petrol but no engine overheating
You will need to have the cooling system pressure tested to locate the leak. You may have a water pump leaking or a hose that is leaking.
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Coolant leak in rear of engine
You would need to have the leak better identified as to why it is leaking so a mechanic or you can replace the bad part or gasket. If you can supply a picture of component leaking then I can better...

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