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Convertible lever broke
Hello. The convertible top is controlled by the electrical rocker switch in your console. The reasons for the top not operating could be that the switch is bad, or there is a fault present in the convertible top control unit....
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security key programs garage door, but not security gate
It is possible the gate has a rolling code, which will require an extra step of pressing the learning button on the gate transmitter while programming your HomeLink button. The Audi website has a customer service chat line where they...
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Ride height was raised when fitted with new wheels/tires
We do not normally deal much with aftermarket modifications here, nor do we endorse specific brand or manufacturers of components. I do have to say though, that you are going about this modification in a correct manner. You will want...
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Convertible's top hit something & is stuck
The top will have to either be stowed or placed in the closed position manually as per the emergency close/open procedure and the top reinitialized in order to restore automatic operation. If the top will not reinitialize, then the...
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Vibrations in the stick shift and engine
It is very possible it could be a clutch/ transmission/driveline issue. Locating the source of the vibration, and ensuring it is not an engine peripheral is key. The fact that the clutch is not acting as designed almost makes it...
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Rain water trapped underneath car
Hi, first off is there any more information about the water you can give us? The car has drainage areas for water to flow through which can get clogged up with debris and leaves. Water will build up and can...
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I'm looking for a quote to replace the timing chain on a S4 4.2L
Hi there, thanks for writing in. He was correct in saying that the chains are on the back of the motor. The engine and transmission must be removed completely, then separated form one another on a workbench, where the chains...
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Does not shift properly
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Sounds like the synchros inside the transmission are going out. The synchros keep the gears locked together when driving and also allow a driver to shift the gear when the clutch is disengaged. Try...
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Engine turns off when driving, cannot restart
Hello. It sounds like you have a voltage problem. It may be a bad connection at the battery or at one of the ground connections. Both will commonly occur. Any loss of voltage will cause some serious module communication issues....
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Exact location of thermostat.
The thermostat on the rear chain-driven 4.2 V8 is located on the drivers side front of the engine. It is located down low just above the engine oil pan in a black plastic housing. Be certain to use the correct...
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Multiople Misfire at almost all cylinders all at once no warning with codes
If you have a multiple misfire, the camshaft tensioners would not be the first place I would look for trouble. I would first check for air leaks and then carefully check the fuel and ignition systems. Camshaft tensioners usually manifest...
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Clutch 2001 Audi S4
Hello - there are several possible causes of the clutch slippage you are experiencing. If incorrect clutch components were installed, the clutch pressure plate may not be fully clamping on the clutch disc - allowing slippage. The pressure plate may...
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There is a scratch on my car I can't get out. how do i fix it
Any time you get a scratch in your paint you should have a body shop check it. They will not charge you to look at it. If the scratch gets too deep it could cause the metal to rust. If...
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I just replaced the front passenger window regulator and motor and it works but only when i am using the rear passenger switch
Your Audi uses a window control module to operate the windows. The switches send a command to the module, and the module sends the power to the window motors. I've seen the modules do some screwy things, especially when the...
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EPC light on an now I have no power, brake an battery light is flashing
You probably have a dead battery. The computer systems on your car will be prone to odd behaviors when the battery voltage gets low, so you may see lots of things that don't make sense. The battery could be dead...
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Issues acceleration sometimes and gears won't shift
Hi Natalie. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, symptoms like you have described are caused by dirty transmission fluid, or debris stuck in the inner transmission hydraulic lines that need to be flushed. It is also possible that...
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Loud noise at 20-40mph
Hello. It is likely one of the plastic panels under your car making the dragging noise. The plastic panels I suspect are the wheel well covers and the splash guard underneath the car. One of them could be dragging or...
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Can a bad alignment cause a loud noise when driving and stop when turning wheel ?
If the noise did not start until after the alignment was done then you need to return to see if they left something loose or have an explanation for the noise. If you had a tire rotation then a tire...
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In my 2007 Audi S4 I can roll the windows up and down from the drivers door in back. But I can’t roll them up from the backseat or
You will need to have the drivers window switch checked to see if the rear lockout switch is making contact to allow the rear switches to work. You may need to replace drivers door switch.
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My 2005.1 Audi S4 Avant starts when the engine is cold just fine, however when it's warmed up it won't start. Cranks won't catch
Hi there. When a car is hard to start when it is warmed up or hot, it's typically due to a fuel system issue; ranging from a mass air flow sensor that is faulty, clogged fuel injectors or a throttle...

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