Audi A4 A6 Transmission

Common Audi A4 and A6 Transmission Problems

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The following common transmission problems are usually accompanied by the appearance of the “Check Engine” light on the dashboard of your Audi A4 or A6. Do not ignore this warning. Instead, take your car to a shop such as Desert Oasis European Auto Service and Repair as soon as possible. Some of the more common issues Audi car owners should know are covered here. Torque Converter Clutch The torque converter’s clutch begins to slip over time in Audi A4 and Audi A6 models. The root cause is typically a faulty seal and, after slipping for a short time, the clutch gets destroyed. On occasion, the clutch could also jam. If you are experiencing trouble with your torque converter clutch, you may feel a slight jolt when you’re driving as your Audi switches gears. Unless you catch the problem right away (generally before the warning light) you will need to completely replace the clutch. Torque Converter Needle …

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Audi and VW Radiators Overheating

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The radiator is a critical part of any water-cooled engine. It serves as the heat exchanger between the engine and the environment. It works by cooling the water that has been heated while circulating in the engine’s water jacket. The cooling fan blows cool air through the radiator airways, thereby cooling the water inside the radiator’s water tubes. Automotive Cooling System If the cooling system fails, overheating of the engine occurs. Overheating is a risky thing because the engine is designed to operate at a preset optimum temperature. If the engine goes beyond this temperature, it can break down. If overheating goes on for too long, there could be more permanent damage which would require major repairs to be undertaken. Such damage includes the burn out of the cylinder head gasket or complete engine seizure. Hosepipe Temperature Owners of Audis and VWs have often noted a problem with their cars …

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What Would Cause My Audi’s Check Engine Light To Come On?

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The moment any Audi vehicle owner notices their check engine light has switched on, a moment of panic sets in. However, do not expect the worse considering the many different reasons that may have triggered this warning. From simple fixes to costly part repairs, it is necessary to find out the cause rather than ignore the alert. Gas Cap Most people are unaware that the check engine light can come on from something as miniscule as a loose gas cap.The reason for this warning is because a missing, loose or damaged gas cap is a major safety hazard. If fuel vapors are allowed to leak out into the atmosphere, it increases health and emissions issues, and reduces the overall gas mileage achieved by your vehicle. There is a simple check to this issue, immediately pull over and ensure that the cap is tightened and not damaged. This can easily fix …

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Why Is My Audi A4 Battery Drained?

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For years, Audi has developed some of most praiseworthy vehicles on the market. Whether you own an Audi A4 sedan or an Audi TT sports coupe, you can expect your vehicle to deliver a very entertaining driving experience. If your Audi fails to crank, the most likely source of the problem is a dead battery. Although your Audi’s battery is engineered to last for a very long time, there are certain things that can drain its energy supply. Here are some of the common causes of a dead battery. Leaving the lights on Like any other vehicle, the headlights on your Audi demand a great deal of energy. When the engine is running, the alternator can provide the necessary electrical power. However, the headlights must rely on the battery for power when the engine is turned off. If you accidentally leave your lights on for an extended period, you can …

Tips to Make Your Audi Last Longer

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Today’s economy can make vehicle ownership more challenging than ever, but fortunately, there are several ways that smart consumers can protect the investment that they’ve made in their Audi. Of course, First and foremost is to develop a good relationship with a reliable shop that’s staffed with professional, European auto repair mechanics. Regular maintenance and upkeep will keep a car running for much longer than the old concept of simply driving it until it drops. The following are several simple ways proud Audi owners can ensure their vehicles’ long life and quality performance. Regular Checkups are a Must… Many major mechanical problems have began as minor issues that could have been prevented from evolving into serious problems if they had been detected in time. Having your Audi checked for signs of mechanical issues on a regular basis can circumvent costly repairs and inconveniences. Drive Smart… Your Audi is a well-designed …

Getting Your Audi Heater Core Replaced

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As the weather begins to turn cold in Las Vegas, it is especially important for an Audi car owner to take good care of their automobile. During the frigid winter months, it is vital for cars to properly provide heat to keep warm. The heater core is an important device that your car utilizes to make heat. Since it’s starting to get really cold outside, this is the time to have your heating core checked… and replaced if necessary. Audi car owners know that it is time to change the heater core when the heat starts smelling like coolant, and the interior windows fog up. Even the air conditioning will not prevent this from happening to the car. There are several telltale signs that a heating core must be replaced. When steam is coming out instead of heat, use that as an indication that service is needed on your car. …

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Should I Use a European Repair Shop Instead of The Dealership for my Volkswagen and Audi?

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If you are a Volkswagen or Audi car owner, it is of the utmost importance that you have your vehicle serviced and repaired by a highly-trained technician. While the cheap cost of a shade-tree mechanic may sound tempting, the risk of getting shoddy workmanship is usually not worth it in the long run. The only legitimate options are to either take the vehicle to the dealership or to a local independent auto repair shop. Here are some important facts to help you to decide the best route to take. Parts… 1) Most Audi and Volkswagen dealerships have the benefit of having genuine OEM parts in stock. However, the prices for these car parts are usually very expensive. On the other hand, an independent European repair shop is able to obtain the necessary OEM parts for a far less expensive price. Many dealerships charge the customer a premium price for the …

Why is my Audi A4 Making Grinding Noises?

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Anyone who owns an Audi A4 will want to ensure that it operates flawlessly at all times. A grinding noise coming from the vehicle can be an indication of a serious problem. The following are the most common reasons why an Audi A4 would make grinding noises: Worn Brakes The first item to inspect when one hears a grinding sound is the brakes. Low brake pads can cause a grinding sound as the metal touches the rotor. A grinding sound is an indication that your A4 may need brake work immediately, as rotor repair is more costly than pads. Additionally, a stuck brake caliper can cause the grinding sound. In some cases, a rock or some type of hard debris can fly in just the right place to cause a grinding sound as well. Nevertheless, you as the proud owner should take your vehicle to a qualified mechanic as quickly …

Audi Timing Belt Service and Replacement

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Everyone needs to go to the doctor for a checkup  from time to time in order to ensure that your body is healthy and functioning at peak levels of performance. The same is true for your car. However, instead of sitting in a waiting room and getting nervous about a bad report, you simply drop your vehicle off at a repair center like Desert Oasis European Auto Service and Repair. The service is fast and affordable, and is the simplest thing that you can do for you vehicle to ensure that its life will be as long as possible. When you drive a highly specialized automobile such as an Audi, you cannot trust even this most basic service to just any auto repair shop. An Audi is a high-performing machine that is carefully balanced, constructed, and engineered. Due to this fact, only technicians with extensive experience with these models should …

Why Audi Wants To Change Headlights

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Wondering if your service repair shop in Las Vegas will offer those new Audi headlights you’ve been hearing about? These “variable settings” for headlights might take longer than the German luxury automaker is hoping for. Variable Setting Headlights Explained A variable setting on headlights allows you to adjust the lights based on road conditions and surroundings. For example, headlights could be adjusted for heavy rain, fog, sunset, and so on. Why No Change? A 1968 U.S. law is preventing this new technology from hitting the market. The regulation states that headlights can only switch between high and low settings. An Audi lighting system is “much more complicated.” Before the change is made, the system must be studied and proven effective.