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Re: I was took...
>I spent $1500 repairing the head gasket, water pump, replaced valves, some kind of >converter (I know nothing of cars) and other schtuff.
Stop going to the dealer first. It costs too much...
> My door wouldn't open so I took the door panel off to see if I could tweak it - I > found a stick holding up the window - not a piece of wood, a stick from a tree.
so you need a used window regulator
>the transmission fluid drained
>the lights don't work - I have to use the bright lights
busted multi function switch? used like $50-75, not hard to replace
>I don't have break lights
check the bulbs, the grounds, the switch at the brake pedal
>the air blows but not cold and not hot
others ahve dealt with this...
>three windows do not roll down
make that a window regulator and maybe some switches or more
>the mechanic who fixed my car said I need a new exhaust system
yeah, well, they would.
>the temp gauge doesn't work
sensor bad? wiring not continuous? gauge ground bad?
>the odometer doesn't work
you're not going anywhere, this doesn't matter yet
>and there's no radio.
see comment above.
OK, so why as a non mechanical person did you buy a car that had all
these flaws requiring repair? I mean that sympathetically. You could
spend a lot fixing these things, or go slow, read the archives, get some
assistance/honest mechanic in your area (where are you?) and perhaps
have a fairly decent operating car within another $1500 of now. At
least you found this list, it's a gold mine of information and helpful
Now, just to make me feel less of a fool, this laundry list of
everything that can go wrong except the rack leaking and bomb not
working (never mind...) with an Audi, this isn't a hoax, right?
82 (+/-) Audi Coupe