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It all depends on where it is leaking from, ao the price may vary. Please describe where it is leaking from. http://www.TransartNC.com


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The leaks are not supposed to be there, but since you are byuing a new car in a year and a half ntohing is gonna happen, just keep checking the oil level. http://www.TransartNC.com


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There is a main relay 7 prom and is located under the driver's side dashboard, next to the steering shaft. It's known that these relays click, but don't make the actual contact with the ignition system. Just go to the dealership and request for the main relay for this model. It should cost about $30. http://www.TransArtNC.com


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Hi, Both codes are for the same problem - O2 sensor heater problem. Most likely open/short in heater circuit of heated oxygen sensor, but there is another possibility of ECM problem. It is normal to get another code as they are for the same problem. It means that initialy the problem was not solved as it wasn't the sensor faulty that you replaced initialy. There are 4 sensors in your car and any of them could be faulty. The best solution in this case would be to take your car to the mechanic who knows electronic diagnostics and would be able to test the car and diagnose exactly if it is the computer or the sensor faulty and if it is the sensor, then which one exactly. Arthur http://www.transartnc.com


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Yes, it is possible that it is related. Simply remove the EGR valve and clean it very good. The problem should go away. http://www.transartnc.com


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Hi, There are many possible causes for this problem. There are couple things you should know that to make the engine running you need air, spark, gas and exhaust gas leaving the engine. Sounds like the problem is intermitant. In your case it is very difficult to help you online without proper powertrain management diagnostics. You should take your car to a mechanic and have it properly diagnosed. If you live somewhere in Charlotte, come visit my shop and I'll try to help you out or give me a call. Arthur http://www.transartnc.com


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Hi, Your car has a timing belt. According to the book it takes 3.2h to replace it. I would recommend replacing all the pullies, water pump and timing belt tensioner at the same time. In order to get these parts replaced one at a time you will have to remove the timing belt again, so it might be a little more money involved in order to do that, but at the end you save a lot of money as the mechanic is already there. Usualy we give a package deal to customer, we charge only for timing belt replacement and the rest of the components you pay only parts. Ask your mechanic if possible to give you a package deal too. http://www.transartnc.com


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Hi. Yes you are right, it is for the intake manifold runner. Both codes mean the same thing. The diagnostic for this problem is not complicated but you would need a special adapter. The only advise I could give you at this point would be to check all the wirings at the side of the throttle body. Make sure no wires are grounding. Visualy inspect the connection on the the sensor itself, it should be located right next to the throttle body. Most likely the sensor or the manifold runner motor is bad. If you cannot figure it out by yourself take it to someone who specializes in Audis the diagnostic price varies but it could range from $50-75 and also it could be free of charge if you fix the car with them. http://www.transartnc.com


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Are you sure it is the cycle switch you are talking about, as I do not know of such. Please explain in more detail what it does... http://www.transartnc.com


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Hi, there are couple possible causes. It could be crank sensor, cam sensor, ignition coil, ignition switch. All these components should be tested before starting replacing one by one. You would need a scan tool to see the data to find out more accurately which one is the cause. http://transartnc.com We do all electronic diagnostics free of charge if you decide to fix the car with us.


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