1998 Audi A4 Quattro Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Audi A4 Quattro

1998 Audi A4 Quattro Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Vacuum Leaks, Oxygen Sensor, or Catalytic Converter Fault

Vacuum leaks, oxygen sensor failure, and catalytic converter efficiency faults can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail

The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter

A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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1998 Audi A4 Quattro Questions

Is the torque converter the same for a 2.8 and 1.8t on the Quattro? (1 answer)

I need a torque converter for my 98 a4 with a 1.8t and I found one that was labeled for 2.8, is the torque converter the same spec for both?

Where to turn off wagons back wiper? Never used it(no snow ice)children turnedon (1 answer)

Never used the back wiper on Avant Wagon. Grandchildren turned it on somewhere in car. No info in Owners Manual on it. Even my factory-trained mechanic husband (retired) couldnt figure it out. :)

After changing timing belt and heads, why would the trans. Act like its slipping (1 answer)

I changed the timing belt, heads, and head gaskets. The car starts up and runs, but now its acting like the transmission is slipping. I've never had any problems with the transmission in the past, and no fluid leaked while working on my car.

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1998 Audi A4 Quattro Reviews

car running hot
I contintue to enjoy this car every day. I am midway through my second 100k mile chunk and still have no serious problems with the car. Occasionally there is something that needs replacement but it is what I would expect to need replacement at such a high milage. The only reason I rated the interior lower was because the cup holder options in the earlier model years of the B5 (97-2001) A4's ...
the car overheats, steam comes from the back of the motor when warmed up and eventually overheats. the steam comes from the top of a piece on the back of the motor and has no hose attatched. and the heater blows cold are all the time

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