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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 108 repairs.

1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (28%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 40 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4

Engine not specified

Audi in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

162000 mi

US $500
Replaced upper control arms. 
Audi in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

112840 mi
Right side Low Beam bulb replaced. Provided by prior owner of car. 
Nov 2013

115940 mi
Oil leak from valve cover gasket onto exhaust manifold 
Dec 2013

115940 mi

C $80
Misfire on load at low revs cyl4 reproducible reliably on 2nd gear low rev opening throttle. Eventually purposefully caused CEL to light. Obdii p0304. Replaced all 6 spark plugs 
Jan 2014

118740 mi

C $10
Erratic idle occasional miss with shudder. No codes in obdii or warning lights. Will clean throttle body by end of month 
Feb 2014

121520 mi

C $360
Did not clean Throttle Body as per prior note - replaced all spark plugs, all spark plug wires, and battery. Runs well now. Driver side foglamp burnt out, and replaced. Involved easy removal of trim, hard to pull out housing. Pain in the butt. 
Apr 2014

123960 mi
rear driver side bearing developed growl. Needed to remove and diagnose - water entry and bearing race had minor pitting. Being replaced 
Audi in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

111000 mi

US $250
Broken valve cover gasket, coolant temp sensor, cam shaft seal and oil cooler o-ring 
Audi in Ohio, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2010
Nov 2009

107000 mi

US $100
Cruise control module replaced. 
Audi in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

160000 mi

US $1500
Replaced Ac Evaporator and heater core 
Audi in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

113000 mi

US $240
Bosch ABS module working intermittently. Had ABS module repaired and installed by a local shop. Module was installed without having to remove the left front wheel. 
Audi in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

106000 mi

US $350
Car ran rough and barely started exhaust system failure 
Audi in Washington, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

197000 mi

US $300
A MASSIVE oil leak. Needed a special gasket that goes behind the motor fixed. 
Audi in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

118000 mi

US $100
Broken serp belt/leaky water pump. Fix airbag connection. 
Audi in Washington, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

225000 mi

US $500
Auto transmission failed 
Audi in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

231000 mi
Roof liner loose 
Audi in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

123000 mi

US $235
Replace leaking valve cover gaskets 
Audi in District of Columbia, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2014
Mar 2012

155000 mi

US $900
Brake hoses cracked. Heater core hoses cracked and replaced. Coolant tank was leaking and was also replaced. Power steering hose leaking. Aux radiator cooling fan not working, and preventing AC from functioning properly. 
Sep 2012

160000 mi

US $200
Cracked spring 
Mar 2013

165000 mi

US $900
Replaced aux cooling fan. Head gasket leaking. Smells bad. Leak not severe, so living with it for now... Cracked spring. Front control arms observed to be failing. 
Mar 2014

172000 mi

US $375
Brake fluid reservoir cracked. Replace oil cooler seal Serpentine belt cracked. Power steering high pressure hose leaking 
May 2014

172700 mi

US $75
Serpentine belt 
Jul 2014

173000 mi

US $750
Flex joint cracked and made engine extremely loud. Flex joint replaced and re-welded. Catalytic converter did *not* need to be replaced. 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

Audi in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2013
Feb 2011

83000 mi

US $1300
Suspension fix. 
Dec 2011

84000 mi

US $500
Rear brake replacement ABS and light intermittently on. 
Mar 2012

86000 mi

US $1000
ABS light would turn on randomly while driving. ABS control system replaced. 
Audi in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2013
May 2010

145000 mi

US $800
tensioner for timing belt failed, causing three valves to bend - renewed valve head with new Start, then stopped after 1/2 block, determined failed fuel pump, towed to residence removed and replaced Fuel pump and filter corrected problem. Upon completion of last fuel pump repair, technician noticed passenger window lowered, but not rising, remove and replace front passenger window motor - corrected problem Central vacuum lock pump failure, unable to use remote unlock or interior unlock, replacement part > $1,000! (parts only!!!) opted to NOT repair at this cost. Disappointed in costly safety item, likely caused by leak in extensive vacuum tube 
Jan 2011

147000 mi

US $360
All windows, sunroof non-operational. Defective central locking device caused by water leakage in rear right corner. Replaced device, but this didn't fix. Wiring still wet, once dry will try cleaning corrosion. Water leaked into trunk causing central lock vacume elect failure. Caused by clogged sunroof drain - cleared and corrected problem 
Sep 2011

148000 mi

US $45
A/C non-operational -corrected by adding 1.4 cans of refrigerant - works well now - very COLD! 
Nov 2011

155000 mi

US $21
Flooded central controller from clogged sunroof tube (corrected) replaced central controler (corrected) replace fuse 38 (corrected failure of windows lights and sunroof) root cause problem clogged drain tubes in sunroof - recommend cleaning 
Dec 2011

156000 mi

US $56
Leaking coolent - heater bi-pass hose failure 
Mar 2012

160000 mi
Intermittent dash console flickering - now non-op security alarm operation. 
Apr 2012

160700 mi

US $150
Driver's side window regulator failing, needs help alignment when rising - will need to replace soon 
Aug 2012

164000 mi

US $20
Coolent leak- "O" ring failure at coolent flange, remove and replace - corrected leak that has been progressively getting worse. Now correct pressure and temp operation. 
Oct 2012

165000 mi

US $200
Drivers front Shock failing (makes rattling sound) -renewal of strut shock corrected problem 
Jan 2013

165000 mi

US $300
Unknown short discharging battery (killed 2!) Using trickle charges nightly to keep operating until idnetified short. Arr need VAG tool to diag ($300+) 
Feb 2013

165500 mi
Battery drain identified as Central Locking system (in trunk) had corroded wire connection, cleaned with baking soda / water - corrected lock and battery drain issue (Determined by putting volt meter in-line and using fuse box to identify 
Apr 2013

166000 mi

US $50
Drivers side front window regulator failed (in closed position) ordered replacement , will install and replace unit that was acting up (needing driver;'s help when lifting to straighten out how window glass tracks in system. 
May 2013

166500 mi

US $50
Determined source os electrical drain - coming from non-operational driver's side front electric window, (constantly on un up function) Faulty electrical motor sensor, replaced w/used electrical motor- corrected window operates, 
Sep 2013

167000 mi

US $250
Excessive chatter from bumps, all control arms recently replaced - shocks renewed,m helped, identified problem after re-installing new shocks at upper shock "rubber" causing chatter from upper strut attachment. (To be done later) Window stuck lowered - remove and replace window regulator (driver's side) root cause cracked plastic cable support for track attachment of window. 
Dec 2013

177000 mi

US $25
Air Bad light illuminated (Caused by passenger seat strain on connection) - Bought OBCII (cheap kind) cleared and corrected light 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

Audi in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
Dec 2009

165000 mi
ABS computer broken at about 150,000 and has to be replaced, so I just asked to disconnect it in the dealership. 4000+ repair in the year before. 
Audi in Iowa, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2013
Oct 2011

158000 mi

US $348
Leaking power steering fluid- high pressure line replaced. 
Dec 2011

162000 mi

US $167
The flexible coupling part of the post catalytic converter exhaust system was replaced due to holes in it. 
Jul 2012

169700 mi

US $200
Had to replace the left rear wheel bearing. 
Sep 2012

173000 mi

US $400
Oil seal on tensioner leaked new brakes 
Jan 2013

177000 mi

US $243
The coolant temperature sensor had gone bad and needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2013

183000 mi
Main seals were leaking, also belt tensioner 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

Audi in Washington, United States
Mar 2010 - Aug 2013
May 2010

171000 mi

US $1600
Steering rack decayed. 
Oct 2012

185000 mi

US $1600
New rotors Also air sensor fried Needed new thermostat (requires removal of timing chain). 
Jul 2013

188500 mi

US $1000
Cam seals redone; transaxel seals redone. 
Audi in Utah, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2013
Dec 2010

135000 mi

US $430
Check Engine light, would not pass emission check. Replaced both Post Cat oxygen sensors. $240 in Parts, $190 in Labor 
Dec 2012

156000 mi

US $80
Sticking brake caliper 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Audi in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2010
Nov 2010

105000 mi
Power steering pump. 
Dec 2010

105000 mi
Leaking a lot of oil and coolant when sold. 
Audi in Montana, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

116000 mi

US $154
Headlight switch failure in steering column. Had to remove airbag, buy a 12mm 12-point bit to remove the steering wheel, removed clock spring and then the headlight switch. Took less than one hour to complete replacement. 
Audi in Iowa, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2009
Jun 2009

183000 mi
Leaking rear main oil seal when car sold. I put up with it, mostly because I am pretty anal about maintenence. I was losing about 1/2 quart every 3,000 miles. 
Audi in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Feb 2012

222300 mi

US $1200
replaced upper & lower control arms 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Audi in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2013
Dec 2008

182000 mi

US $905
Vehicle faulty codes indicate a malfunctioning throttle body and secondary air induction system. Self-replacing a burned-out headlight. 
May 2009

188000 mi

US $25
Burned-out headlight 
Dec 2009

193000 mi

US $340
Driver's side window regulator was said to be "binding internally", hindering window motion (though it could still be closed/opened). Regulator was replaced. Dealership service tech discovered torn outer CV boots, both side. Dealership service tech discovered leaky cam seals 
Mar 2010

193000 mi

US $600
Replacement of both torn CV boots. Replacement of engine seal causing oil leak. 
Sep 2011

201000 mi

US $1573
Ventilation motors and A/C Heat control unit failure, requiring replacement. 

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1998.5 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4

Engine not specified

Audi in Washington, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

100000 mi

US $185
Thermostat went out 
Audi in Georgia, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2012
Jun 2009

240000 mi

US $350
R&R alternator 
Jan 2012

272000 mi

US $300
oil cooler gasket failure 
Audi in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2013 - Dec 2014
Sep 2013

137640 mi

C $1200
Rough idle. Relearned IAC motor and no further issues. Replaced all front ball joints. 
Jan 2014

140520 mi

C $850
Oil cooler leak. 

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1998.5 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

Audi in Ohio, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2012
May 2009

98000 mi

US $900
Ignition control block was replaced. 
Jul 2010

99000 mi

US $650
Replaced master cylinder, front rotors and pads 
Feb 2011

99000 mi

US $140
Oil leak at the oil filter housing gasket - oil light came on - replaced gasket. 
Mar 2011

99000 mi

US $550
Rear spring broke, replaced both 
Aug 2012

104500 mi

US $1200
MAF and oxygen sensor wheel bearing 

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1998.5 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

Audi in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

150000 mi

US $169
Replaced oil suction pump and associated tubing 
May 2013

155000 mi

US $3500
replace both converters and flex pipe Timing belt, waterpump, cam tensioner seals, cam plugs,valve cover seals, front crank seal, basically the entire engine was resealed upper and lower links replaced front suspension 
May 2014

170000 mi

US $120
Brake pads and rotors replaced (front) 
Audi in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

98000 mi

US $1100
Air flow meters problem. Radiator was leaking 

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