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2004 Audi A8 Quattro Question: Engine sometimes sputters on a hard downshift, what's the problem

 

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Coglenn, 4.2L V8, Temple Hills, MD, February 16, 2012, 12:02
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while driving at normal highway speed, if I "stomp" hard on the gas pedal the engine will sometimes hesitate or sputter before downshifting, or seemingly lag before firing up to speed

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    February 16, 2012, 12:29
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    There are about 4000 codes for this engine, so the best thing to do is to have a Pro level tech diagnose this hesitation problem, by scanning the engine/transmission computers while performing a test drive and duplicating the hesitation.

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