1997 Audi Cabriolet Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Audi Cabriolet

1997 Audi Cabriolet Problems

Premature Wear in Multi-Link Suspension Components May Cause Noise

Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create steering alignment problems.

Oil Leaks at Valley Pan Gasket and Head Gasket are Common

An External oil leak may develop from the valley pan gasket (under the intake manifold) and/or the head gasket.

Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt

The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.

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1997 Audi Cabriolet Questions

WATERPUMP AND THERMOSTAT LOOKING FOR PICTURES/INSTRUCTIONS (1 answer)

i WANT TO PRINT OUT SOME INSTRUCTIONS BECAUSE MY MECHANIC HAS NOT DONE THIS BEFORE i MESSED UP AND BOUGHT THE WATER PUMP ALREADY AND CAN'T RETURN IT SO i AM LIMITED WITH WHO WILL FIX THE CAR AND USE MY PARTS.

Convertible Top! (1 answer)

My top was working fine and now it stopped. The light on the dash flashes when I try to open it but nothing happens. Can I open it manually. What could be the cause of this?

Convertible Top (1 answer)

My convertible top was workimg on day and stopped the next. Is there a fuse that maybe bad and if so, where is it located?

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1997 Audi Cabriolet Recalls

Recall 97V175000
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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1997 Audi Cabriolet Reviews

This car has been almost problem free since purchase (2001). Regular service and garaging have been responsible for most of that condition, however no major repairs have been necessary since then.

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