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Excessive fuel consumption
That does sound like it's drinking a lot of fuel, but it's hard to say until you actually get a good measurement. Fill the tank, but when you do, set the trigger on the second notch instead of the top...
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Car has problem starting
If you suspect battery then I guess you're saying that the car has problems cranking; in that the starter motor seems to be turning more slowly when you turn the key. A car made in 2002 should probably be on...
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Why do I get heavy fumes smell while the car idles?
Hi there. Check the ignition system to see if the spark plugs have wet fuel on them. If they have fuel on them, then check to see if the spark plug wires are good and have any burn spots. Check...
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Getting fumes and smell while idling and driving
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2003 Audi A4 to have fumes and a smell when idling. Generally any EVAP or gasoline vapor leaks will trigger a check engine light with an EVAP leak code. In some cases...
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Not Driving this particular car regularly would this cause any problems
You could conceivably run into battery issues, but not likely in a car this new. Like a computer, this car has a lot going on in it even when everything is turned off. So the battery has what is known...
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Car overheats aftr 10 mins of idle, but heater blows cold air. Trapped air noises? 2003 Audi A4
Hello - you have at least one cooling system problem that could be causing all of the symptoms, or more than one problem. The cooling system was not properly bled, and still big air pockets. This will cause overheating for...
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What causes code Code 00543 and how to fix?
Hello. The code 00543 stands for "Engine speed to max exceeded". Meaning the computer has detected the engine has crossed over 7200RPMs due to an operating fault. Since you were simply starting the vehicle and backing it up, it is...
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When I turn it on and I push the brake you feel like if I had ari in the break and it starts to shake and a lot of smoke comes out
Hello. The smoke you are seeing is likely from some form of leak dripping onto the hot engine. The leak is likely associated with the shaking and poor engine performance. The check engine light in this situation is a good...
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Clogged manifold intake runner bank 1 2005 Mercedes C230 Turbo
Hi - the clogged intake is a long-term "carbon clogging" from the turbocharger/EGR valve operation. The manifold must be removed, disassembled, cleaned and reinstalled. Tedious, and requires moderate DIYr skills. Unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this...
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Makes a clicking sound
A clicking or ticking sound can be coming from lots of components. Lack of engine oil, low oil level, or poor oil pressure can cause the engine to make a loud clicking or ticking sound. If it were the engine...
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Cant find the TDC mark or the flywheel.
If you cannot find TDC on the flywheel, try finding TDC on the lower belt cover with the vibration damper installed. There is a notch on the damper that should line up with a mark on the lower cover. If...
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Ran car empty the other day, so I stopped at Wal-Mart for gas, car shut off 2014 VW Passat
Hello - it is possible that you were close to being completely out of gas when you first stopped for fuel. The fuel lines may have had some air in them, and your initial startup attempt (at Walmart) did not...
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Hose disconnected and leaks coolant
Hello - I would suggest a coolant system inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs....
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Was told mount broke off..and need to replace 3 to secure transmussion..also that bed housing could be damaged
What you are describing is possible. Vehicle components can only withstand so much force and beyond that they will break. As far as the bell housing of the transmission, if that housing is cracked, replacing that is a fairly significant...
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Problems with the automatic transmission
Hi there: It really depends on what's triggering the "safe mode" on your Audi A4. In most cases, this issue is caused by a restriction on hydraulic fluid pressure inside the transmission; which is typically due to debris clogged in...
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While driving I heard a clicking/knocking sound from the driver's side rear.
It could be as simple as having picked something up in the tread of the tire. It's surprising how much noise you can get from something like a bottle cap stuck in the tread. A good place to start is...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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The timing belt broke while I was driving. Can a mechanic estimate what additional damage the broken belt caused upfront?
The vehicle information you provided is for a vehicle that has a timing chain no a timing belt. If the timing chain broke while you were driving, then the engine must be replaced preferably by the dealer for the bet...
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ABS brakes lock up
Your traction control and anti-lock braking system work together to control the car in adverse conditions such as snowing conditions. The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected....
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How does a smog test work?
How a smog test works depends on where you live. If you live in the United States different states have different requirements and some parts of states may have as well. Usually the more densely populated areas require more stringent...

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