R.J.

Technician
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Question Asked: Rear Brake Pad Wearout At 23.5k miles
March 19, 2010, 09:35 AM
Is it common for the rear brake pads to wear out after only 23.5k miles? No warning of impending damage to rotor via scrapper tabs...none notice on pads. Comparative front to rear pad surfaces, I still have approx. 80% lining left on fronts. Also noted significant pad size difference with the rears being much smaller pads. Possible design flaw given this vehicle is rear wheel drive with traction control? Or possible problem with electronic parking brake allowing rear brakes to drag. Anyone with input on this matter?
Question Answered: gas cap
March 19, 2010, 09:39 PM
if a loose or leaking gas cap was the problem, go to a dealer and request the code to be cleared. it may cost a few bucks.
Question Answered: heating/air conditioning controls
March 19, 2010, 09:28 PM
you're climate control module is bad (located behind the glove box and accessed by removing the under dash kick panel on the passenger side. Visually it has a group of colored vacuum hoses all connecting to one area of a black box. It operates with the assistance of vacuum from the motor and you'll most probably need a new vacuum hose assembly with the module. Have a professional diagnose it and replace it. It's sort of a headache to do.
Question Answered: water leak on front passenger floor
March 19, 2010, 09:15 PM
if it is coolant leaking out the heater core, the fluid will have a very slippery feeling when rubbed between your fingers. If it isn't slippery and instead feels like water it's due to a clogged drain that allows condensation from the A/C evaporator to escape through the firewall. Best to let a professional diagnose.
Question Answered: where is the fuel filter and fuel pump
March 19, 2010, 09:05 PM
fuel pump....in fuel tank fuel filter....follow the fuel pipes from the fuel tank You'll find it!
Question Answered: Electrical--Gear Shifter light
March 19, 2010, 09:01 PM
Contact a Toyota parts department and find out.
Question Answered: engine
March 19, 2010, 09:00 PM
It's old, it's used, could be anything.
Question Answered: Extremely weak on initial start up
March 19, 2010, 08:47 PM
sounds like an ignition problem.
Question Answered: hazard light
March 19, 2010, 08:42 PM
look in the owners manual for the location of the relay and fuse boxes. Usually they have the relays identified on the cover or by the relays themselves or contact the parts department of an Audi dealership and make inquiry.
Question Answered: replacing light bulb in selector lever
March 19, 2010, 08:39 PM
you might have to replace the selector plate assembly. Call a dealership parts department to find out if their are bulbs for the selector plate.
Question Answered: squeeking from top or back or engine
March 19, 2010, 08:37 PM
engine sounds without hearing them personally are impossible to diagnose this way. Possibly a bad rocker that opens one of the valves???
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