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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Audi A8

1997 Audi A8

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1997 Audi A8 Problems

Engine -- Verified

Oil leaks can develop in the crankcase ventilation hoses, in between the cylinder banks.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Various bushings—located around the subframe, suspension, and steering—deteriorate with age. A clunking noise when driving over bumps, accelerating, or stopping may be a sign of worn bushings.

Engine -- Verified

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and replaced if damaged.

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.

1997 Audi A8 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 13, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DISCHARGE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY UNDER LOW HUMIDITY CONDITIONS CAN ACTIVATE THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG WHEN THE DRIVER ENTERS OR EXITS THE VEHICLE AND FORMS AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BY TOUCHING CERTAIN AREAS OF THE STEERING WHEEL.

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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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1997 Audi A8 Questions and Answers

Audi A8, 1997 Audi A8, 3.7L V8, Winston Salem, NC

I recently replaced the right driver side bearing and hub assembly due to shaking when I brake. This problem was worse after a prlonged period of braking. The problem is still present. Greased t...

Audi A8, 1997 Audi A8, 3.7L V8, Winston Salem, NC

I had an oil change recently and was informed I needed to replace power sterring hoses and transmission cooler lines as well as a valve gasket. I planned to spend money in reparis but am on a budg...

tyk, 1997 Audi A8, 3.7L V8, Omaha, NE

seems lower then the valve cover?

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