Electrical Issues – Telling Simple From Not

This vehicle was sent to us by another repair shop with the concern that it did not start, or would only start intermittently. The battery, starter, and finally the key switch were replaced in an attempt to get it to start. In fact, the starter was replaced twice. Then it was towed to our workshop. Mystery? Had the battle is recreating the problem, which it did here. Mystery? Not really for the Atlantic Motorcar Service Team, we see these cars day in and day out, we specialize in knowing, not just guessing. And when you do the same thing again [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Case Studies|Comments Off on Electrical Issues – Telling Simple From Not

2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0 – Clutch Failure

This nice Audi came in with the concern of a slipping clutch. In fact the clutch seems to have failed in a very catastrophic way, with severe damage to the flywheel and pressure plate. The damage is so extensive that it is hard to determine exactly what did cause the failure, but my suspicion is the clutch release bearing hung up on the guide tube, keeping the clutch partially depressed and allowing slippage. After extended slippage, the heat build was great enough to cause the clutch friction material to fail and break apart. I've seen this type of failure on [...]

By | August 13th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on 2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0 – Clutch Failure

Audi A4 Quattro – A/C Evaporator Core Replacement

A/C Evaporator Core Service, requires extensive dash removal. Car suffered repeated loss of refrigerant, testing dye did not indicate external leakage but internal to dash. Note the yellow dye stains on the removed evaporator core, lower right photo.

By | July 10th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on Audi A4 Quattro – A/C Evaporator Core Replacement

Audi A4 Avant Quattro V6 – Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leakage from timing chain tensioners. Previous service facility had replaced the timing belt but not checked/serviced the tensioners seals. The new timing belt had been ruined by oil leakage and required replacement. Continued use of the car with the oil leakage and damaged timing belt would have resulted in severe engine damage. The timing chain tensioner seals should always be inspected for leakage during timing belt service.

By | July 9th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on Audi A4 Avant Quattro V6 – Engine Oil Leaks