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1999 Audi A8 Quattro

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1999 Audi A8 Quattro Problems

Engine -- Verified

The thermostat may erratically stick open or closed. The can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or engine overheating.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Clogged drains can allow rainwater to accumulate in the plenum tray (at the base of the windshield). The water may leak into the vehicle's interior, brake booster, or electrical components, which can lead to major problems. Our technicians recommend keeping the tray clear of leaves, pine needles, and other debris.

Drive Train -- Verified

A fluid leak may develop from the propeller shaft seal on the rear of the transmission. Our technicians tell us that replacing the seal will commonly correct this concern.

Drive Train -- Verified

Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

1999 Audi A8 Quattro Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, September 12, 2008

Summary: VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 13,900 MY 1996-2003 AUDI A8 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE LOCKING CABLE MAY MOVE OUT OF POSITION OVER TIME. WITH THE LOCKING CABLE OUT OF POSITION, THE SHIFTER CAN BE MOVED OUT OF THE "PARK" POSITION EVEN IF THE IGNITION KEY IS NOT IN THE IGNITION LOCK.

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1999 Audi A8 Quattro Questions and Answers

jayshine, 1999 Audi A8 Quattro, 4.2L V8, New Britain, CT

tryig to replace lower control arm on audi ab quratto

jmayo9, 1999 Audi A8 Quattro, 4.2L V8, Sacramento, CA

When I drive 55-60, the steering wheel shakes..not too terribly, but enough to bug me. I got my 2 front tires replaced today (with balance), and it still does it.

2. When i stopped driving and l...

sean vanzandt, 1999 Audi A8 Quattro, 4.2L V8, Lincoln, CA

feels is shifting between gears

Visitor, 1999 Audi A8 Quattro, 4.2L V8, Lagrange, GA

Do you put the refrigerant on the high side or low side. Or can you provide a diagram?

Thanks

dejour, 1999 Audi A8 Quattro, 4.2L V8, East Rutherford, NJ

Can not get anything to blow out of the vent's, It sounds like it's on but nothing comes out

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1999 Audi A8 Quattro Reviews

Bought my "dream car" from a dealer in Cleveland. Two weeks after, the transmission needed to be rebuilt (later found out that the tranny in the car was a refurbished one from some time ago). This is a Z type tranny which I now know is one of the most complicated trannys out there. One year after rebuild ($4200), the SAME issues happened again. Transmission shop now says the sensors inside are bad... also found out too late that they don't replace the sensors when they do a rebuild. Been on many Audi forums and unfortunately for me, tranny problems in the A8 are very common (and costly)! And now I believe the speed sensor needs replaced as my tach stops working intermittently... oh, and when the tach doesn't work, the fan for heat and a/c doesn't work either... wtf???

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