1998 Audi A4 Repair and Maintenance

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

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1998 Audi A4 Problems

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter

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

Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt

The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.

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1998 Audi A4 Questions

Enging spudders and back fires at WOT. (1 answer)

My 98 has a big turbo kit and sometimes it spudders or hick ups when accelerating/shifting. It also pops/back fires when shifting under load. Why would it start this now? Never had these issues when first bought the car?

going into gear but is not catching the gear enabling it to move. (1 answer)

My car was stolen 9 days ago, it was found 300 miles from home and is disabled according to the impound lot, they have said that it's able to go into gear But does not seem to be "catching" the gear after it is put in not enabling the car to be moved. What could be causing this prob...

Put in drive car surges. Never cuts off just surges. (2 answers)

Car will not go over 20. Car sat for a month and had to be jumped. Never surged until then.

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1998 Audi A4 Recalls

Recall 99V131001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. A CONTROL VALVE IN THE VACUUM HOSE CONNECTING THE BRAKE BOOSTER TO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD MAY NOT OPEN OR CLOSE FULLY AT TEMPERATURES BELOW -4 F UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS.
Recall 99V248000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TIE RODS OF THE STEERING ASSEMBLY ARE PROTECTED ON EACH SIDE BY A SEAL TO PREVENT MOISTURE AND DUST PARTICLES FROM ENTERING THE SWIVEL BEARING MECHANISM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME TIE ROD SEALS MAY NOT SEAL PROPERLY.
Recall 98V134000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE BACKFIRES DURING A COLD-START, AN AIR SCREEN WHICH IS LOOSELY SEATED IN THE AIR FLOW METER CAN BECOME DAMAGED.

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1998 Audi A4 Reviews

It's a beautiful car that when it works, works verry well. Unfortunatley when it doesn't, it's not the easiest to get fixed... A great car for someone with money to fix it.

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