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when I start moving the car vibrate on each gear.first gear till the last gear then it moves ok
Hello, thank you for writing in. A couple of things may be happening. One of which is that the transmission fluid is getting warm and not providing the properties it should be. This would mean the transmission is having trouble...
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An inconsistent starter motor that occasionally works perfectly now will not work. Then engine will not crank at all.
Hi there. It is possible for the starter to fail. But before replacing the starter, make sure that the battery cables are tight and clean. Then check the starter relay and make sure that the relay is clicking. If the...
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Every time I'm changing gears from 4th to 5th there's a crunch but drives fine otherwise 2002 Audi A4
Hi there - there may be a couple of problems at work here. The "4-5 shift crunch" issue may well be a worn synchronizer in the transmission. Difficulty in engaging other gears could be worn synchronizers as well, or transmission...
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I'm debating on buying an Audi A4 today , the owner claims that it needs a vaccume tube but say it won't crank or start,
A vacuum tube is a rather mundane part, usually low in cost, and thus the quickest way to get an answer is to install the tube and see if the vehicle starts. If the battery is dead, simply re-charge the...
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Car shudder/vibrations when accelerate
The first thing I would recommend is to have your vehicle scanned for trouble codes. When the check engine light comes on, this indicates that a trouble code has been stored. Once the trouble code has been determined, the repair...
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Why car is sluggish starting?
Hello, There are many different things that could potentially contribute to your car starting sluggishly, however I would recommend starting with checking the most common things like the starter, starter relay and starter solenoid. These are things that may not...
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Temp gauge goes up and down
Hi There, This can be caused by a number of things such as a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or potentially a faulty cooling fan relay. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls...
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soft top won't close i want to know if it will be cheap or expensive to fix the seller said only 100 most likely
Hi there. You are correct to be worried about the cost of repairing a convertible soft-top; especially an Audi or BMW. When a convertible top begins to have difficulty closing all the way, it's typically caused by the primary support...
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How would you compare Audi A4 maintenance cost with Hyundai Sonata or BMW 3/4 Series? 2015 Audi A4
Hi there - the Audi A4 is a high-performance sedan, with aspirations to take over BMWs long-standing dominance in the small sedan market. It has a sophisticated, and complicated, powertrain with great performance and fuel economy, and a large quantity...
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Cylinder 2 misfiring not firing at all
It sounds like the spark plug tube seal for the number 2 cylinder has failed. Then a spark plug tube seal fails, this will allow oil to reach the spark plug. No matter if the spark plug or ignition coil...
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I am locked out of the car and the trunk is open. Where is the lever to let the seats down so i can crawl threw the back seat? 2004 Audi A4
Hi there - the back seats on the A4 do not fold over (except possibly for the Avant/wagon). If you have the ski boot feature, there is a small opening, but probably not large enough for an adult. Sorry!
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Heater issue
What you are describing sounds like an intermittent failure of the blower motor that circulates air in the HVAC system, however, there are certain faults that could occur in the electric circuit that powers the blower motor. If power is...
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Check engine light
The check engine light comes on when the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) detects a fault that may effect the car's emissions. There may or may not be a noticeable change in the car's performance. The oil pressure light is a...
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Can a misfire stop my car from starting.
Hi There, Generally a misfire in one or two cylinders may not prevent the car from starting, however depending on how severe the misfire is, it may be possible. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are...
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Transmission problem?
This is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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What type of oil does an Audi A4 quatro 2009 use?
You can use 5W-40 synthetic oil that meets Volkswagen standards 502.00 and 505.00. Alternatively, you can use 5W-30, 0W-40, or 0W-30. If the light you are referring to is a low engine oil level warning light and the oil level...
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Aftermarket headlamps, right parking light, and left parking light dashboard messages are on.
The message is on for the lights are not completing a circuit from the switch to the lights. Check all of the wiring on the lights and see if all of them are plugged in properly. Then look for any...
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Faulty door locks
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Getting a second opinion is always a good idea. Your vehicle has the option to open just the driver's door, or to open all of the doors. Typically you click the key fob...
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Smoke after warms up
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically when the vehicle has blue smoke from the exhaust after warming up, it means that the engine is burning oil. This happens when oil leaks into the combustion chambers from a head gasket,...
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Worries about maintaining a german car rather than Japanese
Hello. I would say care cost of a European built vehicle versus an Asian built vehicle is about 20 - 30%. The Asian manufactured parts can be cheaper because they are generally more mass-produced but the European Parts can be...

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