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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1999 Audi A8

1999 Audi A8

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1999 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.

1999 Audi A8 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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Suspension & Steering, February 5, 2001

Summary: 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.

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Suspension & Steering, October 5, 1999

Summary: 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.

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1999 Audi A8 Questions and Answers

rtgerdes, 1999 Audi A8, Sarasota, FL

The dealer says the timing belt is weather cracked.

rtgerdes, 1999 Audi A8, Sarasota, FL

The dealer says the speed sensor needs to be replaced. The engine stalled out once. The check engine light comes on. Is it the torque converter?

lmoody, 1999 Audi A8, Cleveland, OH

their is a large shock when changing from park to drive, what could this be

rtgerdes, 1999 Audi A8, Sarasota, FL

I havd the speed sensor replaced but I still have the problem of surging with the transmission shifting up and down. I guess it is the torque converter. Would it be detrimental to use the manual ...

Visitor, 1999 Audi A8, 3.7L V8, San Francisco, CA

Hi
The front right head lamp of my 2000 Audi A8 does not get voltage. Apparently I am told there are two parts to delivering voltage to the light.
1. The base
2. The balast

One or both are out. H...

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1999 Audi A8 Reviews

I purchased my 1999 Audi A-8 from a Chevrolet dealership in Minnesota in October, 2007. The car had 68,000 miles on it and now has 85,000 miles. The car is total luxury with the paint still in show room condition. The interior leather and all emenities are competive with a Lexus, Mercedes, Jaguar and BMW. It is superior to a Cadilac and Lincoln. The car originally came from Florida and I purchased it in Minnesota. It has endured one winter in Minnesota and performed on ice and snow better than all SUV's I have owned. There are is no rust or corosian anywhere. A tribute to the all aluminum body. The car has been in Florida near the ocean and in Minnesota with salted roads. The brakes have been checked by a dealer on 5 occasions and no repairs were needed. There is a problem with the torque converter or speed sensor. When driving in the city I have found it necessary to use the manual shift on the automatic transmission. This places the car in the correct gear without the surging back and forth. The "idiot light" for checking the engine is on most of the time now. A dealer that I do not trust told me the car needs $2,200 in repairs. They wanted to change the pan gaskets, valve cover gaskets and several seals along with changing the timing belt and speed sensor. I would like to know what my best and worst case senarios are on this repair. Everything else on the car is perfect, in show room quality.

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