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High-end German carmaker, part of the Volkswagen group.

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Can't put into reverse when the engine is running

I have a 2004 Audi A4 1.8t. I recently began to have trouble getting into reverse when the engine is running, i can get it sometimes but that requires alot of force. And when i turn off the engine i ...
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For the '03 Audi A8 3.7 V8, can you retract the rear calipers without the need for dealer tools/software?

As far as I can see, if I understand it correctly, you need special equipment to replace the rear pads on many Audi's. Otherwise you won't be able to retract the rear calipers. Is this also true for ...
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Oil spray under hood

My son started his car (Audi) ..it sputtered and then stalled. He lifted the hood to find that oil had sprayed and was all over. He got the car started but said that the engine started "shaking". Any ...
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Engine/Car Shaking in 3rd, 4th and 5th. Help!

So I've encountered an issue with my car today which I can't put my finger on, and wanted to get some consumer advice before taking it to a mechanic! It's a 2011 AUDI A1 1.2 TFSI. I've had it for ...
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A/C works in neutral, stops cooling when in gear

I have a '08 Audi A3. A month ago I noticed that the air conditioning was performing poorly and since I bought it used, I took it in to recharge the refrigerant, without any improvement. When the ...
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Audi A8 adaptive suspension

Can't find a sensor for my adaptive air suspension. I have been told mine is overheating causing problem with fault codes. Is it called a different name?
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Hit a curb, the curb cut off a piece of the tire. Will it needs replacement?

I miscalculated the distance and hit a curb while U turning a few days ago, the curb cut off a small piece of the right front tire and scratched the wheel a little bit. I went to a tire shop one day ...
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What are these rubber parts called in my audi s4

Today I’ve made an upsetting discovery that mice have chewed up some rubber under my 14 ‘ Audi s4 hood. Two symmetrical pieces on both sides as well as the large rubber barrier in the middle. Please ...
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Audi TT Turbo and Dump Valve Issue

I've picked up a 1.8 TT Turbo Quattro which has been fitted with a K&N filter and dump valve by the previous owner. My (basic) understanding of how this works is that it should release the air ...
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Hard to start push key ignition

My car is a Audi A4 TDI 2.0 manual 2008. It is hard to start. When I push in the key and put my foot on the clutch peddle it won't start. When I push in the key, put my foot on the brake peddle, and ...
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Has my mechanic overfilled the oil? Audi a3 2008 1.8 TFSI

I have recently bought an Audi a3 2008 TFSI, and had a mechanic checking the engine over before buying it. He had to repair an oil leak and refilled the oil, everything seemed good to him. Today when ...
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How can I maximize my car warranty benefits before it expires

I currently own a 2015 Audi S4 I bought new. Its warranty is about to expire. Although the car seemed pretty trouble free at close to 60K km (knock on wood), I still want to know if there is a common ...
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Audi front axle buzzing/humming sound

I have this weird buzzing sound with my 2008 Audi A4 (B8) coming - probably - from the front axle. First I thought it was the engine or exhaust making this sound, but the sound is not dependent on ...
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Engine temperature not as stable after radiator change

After having my old radiator changed with a brand new one (because of a crack), it seems as the engine (coolant) temperature is not as stable as before. Old radiator 'stats': Almost always stable at ...
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Bumper Impact bar bolt resuse on trailer hitch - 2014 Audi Q7

I purchased curt trailer hitch for my 2014 Audi Q7. I had to first remove the bumper impact bar which comes factory installed. In place of bumper impact bar, the trailer hitch is supposed to fit ...
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Where is the Audi A3 non-bose amplifier?

I have a 2009 Audi A3 with the chorus system. I can't locate the amplifier, where is it located? (Its non bose so it's not in boot)
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Decoding VW Airbag DTC from elm327

I am using PuTTY (similar to HyperTerminal) and elm 327 (OBD Link LX) on my VW Polo 2015 model to read Airbag DTCs. Command sent: AT SH 715 Received: OK Command sent: AT CRA 77F ...
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Can a tune eliminate the need to avoid redlining a cold engine?

As with any car, you'll want to be a little gentle right off the bat when driving a cold car. Not granny driving, but not hooligan either - to let the engine warm up at least to some degree. My car ...
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Which transmission oil should I use?

I'm the third owner of an Audi A3 2001 1.9TDI with 5-gear manual transmission. I'd refer to the owners manual but I didn't get it when I bought the car, someone must have misplaced it. I can't find ...
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Would it make sense to put a cold air intake in the 'stock' air filter box?

I have an Audi A6 C6 4F2 - 2.4L V6 and I'm wondering if I should put in a cold air intake. As seen on the picture right here (left side), there isn't much space.. I was thinking to put the ...
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Audi MMI - Sound Focus: Symmetric vs Driver

I have an Audi A6 C6 4F2 with (I believe) a 2G MMI Basic (Red color only). If you go into the sound options; you can see there are two settings under a 'Sound focus' Symmetric Driver Now with ...
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Audi A3 starter turns on during drive

I have an Audi A3 Ambition car and have bought it in August, 2017. The seller mentioned he built in a start button, so the car needs contact using the key first, then the motor starts by pressing a ...
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Reverse gear in Auto transmission not properly engaging after pushing car

I have a 1997 Audi A4 quattro that was not driven for a while, It was given to me by a friend who emigrated. All gears were working fine however the battery was flat and the car was parked right up to ...
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Can I install 12V/5V power converter and USB socket in the ceiling console of Audi A6

The car in question is Audi A6 2010. It would be neat to install a USB power source for dash camera in the centre ceiling console. There are lots of lights and switch for electrical roof hatch, so one ...
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2008 Audi A5 3.2 Sometime wont start but the electronicts work

Hi I have a 2008 Audi A5 3.2L V6 with about 80k miles. Every once in a while the car wont start. The dash lights work fine along with all the electronic parts of the vehicle. The vehicle doesn't crank ...
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Check engine Light P2181: 2008 Audi A4 2.0T Convertible

2008 Audi A4 2.0T convertible Car has been to body shop to repair the bumper as it pulled off during parking incident. After I got car repaired this Check Engine Light came. P2181: Coolant System ...
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Audi temperature gauge not working correctly

I have an Audi A3 2001 1.9TDI engine code ASV and my temperature gauge has always been acting weird - goes to 100°C or higher and then drops back to 90°C. I took my car to a local certified Audi ...
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2000 Audi S6 - Problems engaging reverse gear when cold

I've been having some problems with my S6's auto-box lately where it doesn't seem to engage reverse gear when both the car and the outside temperature are cold. No error or warning lights come on and ...
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no electrical power to my audi

someone tried to hook up after market headlights to my Audi A4 1.8 turbo, 2001 model. they bridged a wire and as such i lost power in my windows, wipers, horn,indicators, door locks etc. which ...
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Installing new headlights on Audi A6 C6 '05

I have a C6 4F2 from 2005 (Sedan) and I'd like to (retro) fit new headlights. Currently I have the non-xenon version without daytime running lights and as far as I know, no automatic height ...
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Hood sensor latch faulty

I have a Audi A4 B8 2009 model. I am running with a very stupid problem causing a great amount of pain. So, just a few weeks back, the "front hood (bonnet) is open" indication started showing up on ...
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Audi oil change interval

I was reading the service manual of Audi Q3 and was surprised to know the recommended oil change interval of new car is 30000 kms or 730 days. Compare this to a suzuki sedan or even a hatch that ...
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Review and component check 2.0 Turbo FSI while out of car

I've pulled the engine and DSG transmission from an Audi A3 Quattro. From the research I have done, it's an EA888 design - it is labelled as a CCZA which I believe is pretty much the same as as CCTA ...
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2002 Audi S8 oil loss during road trip?

I'm not terribly car savvy and couldn't find an answer I could wrap my head around, so I figured I'd just swallow my pride and ask. I've started a 7k mile road trip, and I'm about 2500 miles into it. ...
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Bleeding Fuel System A4 2.0 TDI

Please outline the bleeding process on an Audi A4 2.0 TDI B7 2007 model
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tempreture light flashing on audi a4(B5) 2000 model 2.4i

Hope somebody can help. Tempreture light is flashing after 30 seconds after starting the car, and it stays on flashing. Level is always good and did replace the tank and cap. Also no trapped air in ...
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Tool for stubborn CV axle

I'm trying to remove a particularly stubborn half-axle from an Audi A3 8P (2011). From what I understand, the process should be: Loosen axle bolt from initial position while vehicle on the ground ...
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Are these center caps on Audi wheels exchangable?

I got 4F0 601 025 N wheels on my '02 Passat. They fit well, but what is bothering me is, that there is only one center cap left. Its number is 4F0 601 165. I haven't found good deal on it anywhere, ...
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Audi A3 (2001) battery not charging

I left my A3 for an hour after driving it normally, and when I returned I found the battery was almost completely dead. The car wouldn't start, and even the hazard lights were having trouble staying ...
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2016 Audi — Audit trail for Central Locking?

A hopefully straightforward question: does anyone know if a central-locking audit trail is kept by the car for any period of time? Such a thing would contain record of locks/unlocks, door opens, etc. ...
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What are cam slide adjusters?

I am replacing the timing chains and guides. All the data refers to the use of cam pins. Other sources say these pins are used for basic setting of cam slide adjuster? The car is an Audi A4 2.0 Turbo ...
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Strange oil consumption in a 2010 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro

I have a 2010 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro. Here are the facts: I had an oil change several months ago performed by a shop that is quite familiar with this kind of car and has a very good reputation. About a ...
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How to determine component causing overheating?

Car: 2008 Audi S5 4.2L Background: Fan has been working very hard for the last 3-4 months (albeit it was summer, but even on cooler nights it was on max), temperature on dash dial steady in the ...
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Oil Leak from Drain Plug

I have a 2008 Audi RS4 with a slow oil leak from the oil drain plug. I have added about 1 qt/1000 miles lately to give you an idea of how much is leaking. I have been told by a repair shop that the ...
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Audi A4 tick / scratching noise, parking brake fault

So I picked up my 2011 Audi A4 Avant last week, and it's been an extremely good car. The car has followed service intervals, and has current gone about 86,000 km ≈ 53,000 miles. The other day, I got ...
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Backtracing: P0606 (PCM fault) to P0716 (Input Speed Sensor) to Faulty Gearbox

I have a question about a problem encountered on my car (Audi A3 2004, 2.0TDI automatic sportback). I noticed my GSG-DSG 0623 gearbox behaving very oddly, like it does not know when to change gears, ...
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2003 Audi A4 1.9 TDI stalls when driving

My Audi A4 (2003, 1.9 TDI AVF engine, manual) sometimes decides to stall while driving, so far four times this winter. Engine will start successfully after a minute or two, otherwise I can hear it try ...
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Can improper coolant concentration increase coolant temperature?

Car: Audi S5 4.2L Lately I've noticed my radiator fans (both of them) running like a jet engine quite frequently (but not always, the speed varies). My coolant temp. reads around 110C via OBDII after ...
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Is it possible to have glow plugs on all the time for certain amount of time?

I have Audi A4 B7 2005 2.5TDI. The temperature drops below 0 °C where I live. When it's cold (e.g. starting from 5 °C) my car starts having problems starting up. When I start it in the morning ...
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Headlight washer blocked by ice

A few weeks ago I was coming back from Quebec and got caught in a terrible ice rain. My entire car was covered in roughly 1cm of ice. Most of Audi s4 have headlight washers that come out on random ...