[A4] coolant temp gauge broken
b5quattro at shaw.ca
Wed Aug 25 16:44:46 EDT 2004
I second the temp sender failure, I've had it replaced once on my 2.7t, same sender I believe. I don't think it's related to your service, unless they took that sender off and didn't put it back on properly or something.
The LED display failure is completely seperate from the service. It's a relatively common failure, I've had it on my ex-A4, but my 2 buddies' A4 and my S4 haven't had a problem yet. The dealer's solution is to replace the entire instrument cluster. It's $$$ hopefully you're still have warranty on you car. I suppose you can try to repair it but I don't think anyone has actually done it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Tubbs <audi at fullcalendar.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 12:44 pm
Subject: [A4] coolant temp gauge broken
> A week ago I had the timing belt/water pump/thermostat replaced on
> my 2000 2.8Q at a Audi/VW service place (DM in Santa Clara, CA).
> They also replaced the coolant bottle. I took a weekend trip, 300
> miles each way. Coming home, after one stop of 5 minutes, the
> coolant gauge took maybe 10 minutes (normally 2) to get from Cold
> to the midpoint, and after the second stop, it stayed on Cold the
> last 100 miles home. The outside temperature was in the 80's, I
> had the AC on a bit but usually just the Econ setting.
> I'm going to call the service shop to see what they say, as it
> seems to me they didn't finish the job right. But I'd really
> appreciate any information or suggestions anyone has.
> Also, the LED display just started losing rows, intermittenly.
> Could that be related to the fix they made, or just happenstance?
> I have read on this list that it happens and either you find a
> person who can micro-solder the connections or replace the unit.
> Thanks very much,
> PS: The service place told me there was a recall on this car (2000
> A4Q 2.8), the vacuum tubes for the secondary air supply (or
> something like that), when they diagnosed the Check Engine light.
> So far there has been no problem getting the dealer to replace
> them, although I go in tomorrow for that.
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