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  • Andy
    Andy - 2001 Audi A6 Quattro - Brakes - 8/23/2014
    Brake caliper piston will not compress
    Ok, I have been changing brakes for 30 years. Trying to change brakes on Audi. Last week took the calipers off, with C-clamp compressed piston in caliper. Compressed fine. Unfortunately rotors were wrong size, so put all old stuff back on and drove it for a week. ...
     
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  • mattmro444
    mattmro444 - 1994 Audi 100 - Brakes - 8/19/2014
    Parking Brake Mechanism with Motor Assembly Needed ??????
    Hi there, I need a Parking Brake Mechanism with Motor Assembly for my 2003 BMW 745LI here is the part number BMW gave me 34436 782 755. Thanks mrosupply
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Audi A6 Quattro - Brakes - 2/2/2014
    What kind of tool/key do I need to unlock or take off tire for a 2001 Audi A6 Quattro?
    I have a 2001 Audi A6 Quattro. I am trying to change my front brake pads, but I can't get my tire off. I jacked it up took off all the lug nuts, but there is something in the center of the wheel holding the tire on & I can't find any kind of tool or anything that ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/2/2014 HouseCallAuto
      There is nothing holding the tire on. The wheel is aluminum and the hub that the aluminum wheel butts against is steel and the corrosion from the two dissimilar metals making contact with each other is acting as a bonding agent. Take a 3lb sledge hammer and smack the ruber side of the tire where the tread and sidewall meet a few times and the tire will release. A little penetrant oil would not hurt either around the meeting place. You do not need to nor do you want to remove the center fastener as it is not holding the tire. Be careful that you do not hit the fender with your hammer swing and hit it as close to the 12 0clock position as you can or the 6 oclock position.
  • pass
    pass - 2011 Audi A4 - Brakes - 12/17/2013
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Audi A4 - Brakes - 11/13/2013
    Why should the wheel alignment?It is necessery?
    Why should the wheel alignment?
     
    • AutoMD Member
      11/13/2013 AutoMD Member
      In order to make the car remains stable straight driving and steering, automatic return and reduce wear during the running process of the automobile tires and steering mechanism for mechanical steering, steering wheel, steering knuckle and between the front three installation to have the relative position. This is relative to the location of the installation is called the front or rear positioning, collectively referred to as the wheel alignment.Wheel alignment influence the handling stability of the vehicle, plays an important role on the vehicle comfort, comfort etc.
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  • Ric Carey
    Ric Carey - 2000 Audi A6 Quattro - Brakes - 8/31/2013
    Best Audi repair shop in Wilmington, DE
    Need rear brake repair, airbag light on
     
    • CVO
      8/29/2013 CVO
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      Wilmington Car Care Inc
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      470 B and O Ln,
      Wilmington, DE, 19804 (Map)
      302-995-7133

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      Xtreme Automotive Center
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      4601 Governor Printz Boulevard,
      Wilmington, DE, 19809 (Map)
      302-633-6300
    • Jimm
      8/31/2013 Jimm
      Be sure to check any auto repair shop - as preliminary step - through the area and local Better Business Bureau. www.BBB.org. You might also check with other German vehicles / Audi owners to see which shop is recommended - often word-of-mouth is the best advertisement.
  • stevenovering
    stevenovering - 1999 Audi A8 Quattro - Brakes - 7/12/2013
    How can you guys possibly get all 4 rotors and pad sets wrong on 1 order, 1 fairly distinct car, (in the day)
    The car is now stuck up on a lift because he can't even get the wheels back on to roll it.
     
    • Jimm
      7/12/2013 Jimm
      Please contact the auto parts source where the parts were purchased from for the correct parts - and for questions about your order.
      There are no auto parts sold / available directly from the AutoMD website; the parts you purchased were not sourced from AutoMD.
  • hotcarolinamama
     
    • Jimm
      6/29/2013 Jimm
      This would be brake dust - from normal wear of the front disc brake pads. There are different brake pad formulations; different materials and binders used to minimize the brake dust - but all pads will give off some dust as they wear. The original brake pad material is semi-metallic. The brake pads may need to be replaced based on how much wear / how thick the friction material is left; usually the brake pads are replaced when they are worn to around 1/4" thickness remaining - and the condition, not necessarily how much dust is accumlulating.

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.partsgeek.com, www.carpartswarehouse.com, or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the replacement front disc brake pads (semi-metallic) from around $14.00 per axle set for your vehicle.
      Jimm
      7/2/2013 hotcarolinamama
      Thank you!
  • hotcarolinamama
     
    • Jimm
      6/29/2013 Jimm
      This would be brake dust - from normal wear of the front disc brake pads. There are different brake pad formulations; different materials and binders used to minimize the brake dust - but all pads will give off some dust as they wear. The original brake pad material is semi-metallic. The brake pads may need to be replaced based on how much wear / how thick the friction material is left; usually the brake pads are replaced when they are worn to around 1/4" thickness remaining - and the condition, not necessarily how much dust is accumlulating.

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.partsgeek.com, www.carpartswarehouse.com, or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the replacement front disc brake pads (semi-metallic) from around $14.00 per axle set for your vehicle.
  • hotcarolinamama
     
    • Jimm
      6/29/2013 Jimm
      This would be brake dust - from normal wear of the front disc brake pads. There are different brake pad formulations; different materials and binders used to minimize the brake dust - but all pads will give off some dust as they wear. The original brake pad material is semi-metallic. The brake pads may need to be replaced based on how much wear / how thick the friction material is left; usually the brake pads are replaced when they are worn to around 1/4" thickness remaining - and the condition, not necessarily how much dust is accumlulating.

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.partsgeek.com, www.carpartswarehouse.com, or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the replacement front disc brake pads (semi-metallic) from around $14.00 per axle set for your vehicle.

  • eddiesue00
    eddiesue00 - 1999 Audi A4 Quattro - Brakes - 3/17/2013
    I need to buy a abs wheel sensor it shows there are more theen one for that year do you no witch one it would be thanks
    i need to buy a abs wheel sensor it shows there are more theen one for that year do you no witch one it would be thanks i have a 99 audi a4 quattro turbo 1.8
     
    • Jimm
      3/17/2013 Jimm
      You did not state whether the ABS sensor was for the front or rear wheels. Anyway, check the many on-line parts sources; such as www.RockAuto.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, or www.autopartsfair.com.
      For example, they (RockAuto) list these ABS sensor(s) for your vehicle from around $ 18.00 each.

      As long as they are equivalent to the original (OEM) design and application - then they will work OK. Be sure to compare the build date and chassis number on your car to the specific sensor - as there nay have been a design change mid-year to the ABS sensor (not uncommon; this often occurs with many vehicles)

      Front wheel ABS sensor:
      Delphi # SS200004
      Beck/Arnley Part # 0844041
      Standard Motor Products #ALS426
      Airtex / Wells # 5S10456

      Rear wheel ABS sensor:
      Standard Motor Products #ALS416
      Airtex / Wells # 5S10455
  • kelli.anthony
    kelli.anthony - 2007 Audi A4 Quattro - Brakes - 12/23/2012
    How to replace brake light switch
     
    • Jimm
      12/23/2012 Jimm
      To replace a stoplight switch, first determine what type of switch you have.

      If you have an electrical switch mounted to the brake pedal in the passenger compartment:

      Unscrew the switch.
      Unplug the wires.
      Replace with a new switch. Adjust as needed.
      Plug the wires back in.

      If you have a hydraulic pressure switch that is mounted in the brake master cylinder:

      Mark and disconnect the wires.
      Unscrew the switch.
      Screw the replacement switch in.
      Reconnect the wires.

      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the brake switch for around $4.00 for your vehicle.
  • mikey_143c
    mikey_143c - 2010 Audi A4 Quattro - Brakes - 12/12/2012
    What can cause one rear wheel to lock up?
     
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  • rick willits
    rick willits - 1999 Audi A6 Quattro - Brakes - 9/29/2012
    Abs light and break light is on and flashing
    I drive and abs light cones on and break light flashes
     
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  • jakeautotech
    jakeautotech - 1998 Audi A6 Quattro - Brakes - 9/26/2012
    My brake sensor is broken, how can I repair that at home?
    I take the parking break off but my break light keep flashing, it's annoying
     
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