Feb 092015

Error code PO171 appeared and I am starting out with ordering an 02 sensor, fuel filter, plugs, and pcv. Car was driving ok while awaiting for parts to arrive, when I went to start the car, it took a very long time to start, and when it did, it conked out after stepping on the gas pedal. I know the problems aren’t linked, but don’t know where to start with the starting problem.

Jan 162015

I have terrible vibration durring acceleration in my A4 B6 1.9tdi AWX 5M. The whole car vibrates, especially the gear stick, front seats and the pedals when I take over and press the “pedal to the metal”. No matter on which gear, but on 4th the vibrations are greater.
The wheels are balanced TEN times, in ten different tireshops.
All four brake discs replaced.
Both axles completed (including inner and outer cv joint) replaced.
DMF and the clutch replaced.
The car was in a special local diesel workshop for inspection of fuel equipment and turbocharger – as per their opinion – all in perfect condition.
Engine mounts were visualy checked – no noticeable defects.
Any ideas ??
Thanks in advance.

Nov 092013

1998 audi a6 quattro takes long time to start when sitting for a while. when i get up in the morning to start my car it takes up to 10-20 tries. at first it wont start at all and then it will start for a few seconds, sputter and die. eventually it will start but shake a whole lot. if i press the gas it will shake and pop (backfire). if i let it sit for a few minutes its fine. it drives fine after the fact. if i shut it off when i get to work and start it again, it starts right up. then later (5-8 hrs) it has the trouble again. i replaced the fuel filter with no luck…


Mar 062011


I have an Audi A4 1999 1.8 non turbo. I bought the car used 3 years ago with a 3 month warranty. Luckily, or unluckily, the transmission started to show problems within 3 months, with a hugh “kicking” feeling to the whole car. So I sent the car for a repair.

After the repair, it was running great again, but only for a few months. To put it short, the car has been to the repair shop for about 6 – 7 times due to the transmission within my 3 years of using it. All of which are come-back jobs that the repair shop didn’t do a great job for the previous one. I normally do not have to pay for the repairs other than maybe 2 -3 times, which the the repair shop claims that it has nothing to do with his previous job.

Problems that happened ranges from: Kicking feel when a certain gear changes, Not changing gears (lock up), Weak gear (it’s hard to get the car moving), and now (i just got my car back) it suddenly downshifts to 1st gear when the 3rd gear tries to engage 4rd gear.

I would just like to know, is it the repair shop’s problem, my driving (I tend to have a heavy foot), or that my gearbox is actually beyond repair already. And what do you propose to be done, other than selling off the car.