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  1. tkswan
    12-26-2013 04:58 PM
    Hey Rod. Do you think you can get your hands on a shop procedure for removing the rear hub and bearing assembly on a 2008 Audi A4?
  2. hk_rogers
    12-03-2013 10:06 AM
    Hi Rod,

    So I replaced the battery. It was dead. Odd thing is car is still running the same but since removing the battery cleared the engine codes, no codes have come back. I've driven it for about 100 miles. I'm totally stuck for ideas but it's really irritating to drive. Another thing that has recently started that probably isn't related but worth mentioning, a high pitched whirring sound (sounds like it's coming from the fan) when driving. It changes pitch with acceleration and continues for a second or so after turning off the car. You have any other ideas? It still feels like a cylinder misfire to me, having had bad coils before.
  3. hk_rogers
    11-13-2013 03:54 PM
    Battery Checked out okay. Any chance that clock spring code could cause it to run funny?
  4. hk_rogers
    10-26-2013 02:06 PM
    Hi Rod. Having a strange LS issue I was hoping you could shed some light on. 2000 V6. I've had to replace ignition coils multiple times. Just started misfiring again but I'm getting no misfire code. I'm 99% sure it's a coil issue but with no code it's weird. The codes I'm getting are 1. P1565 - (I know the Clockspring is bad so I'm guessing that's causing this one) and 2. P0401 (I replaced the EGR Valve and am still getting this code so I have no idea what this one is from.) Do you have any thoughts on this issue?
  5. Trrrex92
    09-23-2013 08:37 PM
    Hey! I was told you have a great PDF file on how to change the pcv valve an elbow. I would greatly appreciate it if you could send it to me. I've been having problems with my 2000 lincoln ls v6 with p0171 and 0174 codes. Thanks! My email is
    Also here is a link to my forum thread detailing my problem.!
  6. 65comet
    07-01-2013 09:10 AM
    Continuing. Yesterday went with the wife to the malls and a bunch of other running around. Finding a parking spot after highway driving is probably one of the best tests. The stopped idle seemed to be the tiniest bit low a couple of times being 500 instead of the usual 550. But never any shaking or code. I'm thinking about doing another cleaning with tranny fluid. I pulled the oil filler extension for the cap out of the valve cover and it still has a far amount of gunk coating. I still worry about that screen and/or whatever might have broken it still floating around. In a diagram I saw it shows that passage feeds straight to the cam phasers and I hope they didn't get any damage. I saw videos of them being replaced and I don't have the time to do that and definitely don't have the money to pay someone else. So, I'm driving it a bit longer before I give it back to my wife and hope it is ok.
  7. 65comet
    07-01-2013 09:08 AM
    Hit limit per post, continuing. There was mentioned that sometimes the P0022 will pop when it really should be a P0021 (left bank), thus replacing both. I didn't know if the screen breaking caused the problem or if something hit the screen and passed through with the screen. Since the solenoids are primarily oil pressure driven (except after startup and until oil gets to a certain temperature), and there was a lot mentioned that because of that the oil needs to be changed often and not allowed to gunk up or use the wrong weight. Plus I was slightly worried the screen was also still in a passage possibly causing a clog. I did the tranny fluid trick Saturday morning. Nasty stuff came out with the oil. Filter was close to clogged (only a couple weeks old). Reset the computer. Drove it the rest of that day.
  8. 65comet
    07-01-2013 09:06 AM
    Last easy step before pulling off front of motor and looking at the cam timing phasers. It was pulling a P0022, VCT drivers side retarded. Cam sensors tested good. Pulled the drivers side VCT solenoid. One of the screens had a big tear in it with most missing. The bottom of that solenoid had a clip, so I took it apart and the internal piston had a knick in it. It slid one way fine, but not the other way. The inside of the valve cover was totally gooped up. I polished the piston and put it back in. Cleared codes. Next day P0022 came back. The P0022 popped up each time in conjunction with slow driving after warm up and a bit of highway driving mixed in. The coming to a stop or very slow turn would make it shake terribly because the timing wasn't switching back to what it should be for slow speeds. (I spent hours learning how the VCT works for the 5.4L 2004/2005) I bought two new solenoids and installed them
  9. 65comet
    06-28-2013 08:52 AM
    Thanks for sharing your experience with this. I think I'll do it tomorrow, jump on the expressway to the next exit 10 miles down. Do a return trip. 20 miles/20 minutes at about 1,700 rpms. I'll drain the oil right away to give it a look and cut open the filter. Also check the outlet at the block to the filter.
  10. 65comet
    06-27-2013 12:22 PM
    Hey Rod, I'd like your opinion. I have a post in Expeditions with no responses. I think the oil passages are clogged from previous owner bad maintenance. I read that putting in some tranny fluid, which has more cleaners than oil, will help that. But it didn't say how much or for how long. I'm thinking of draining the oil and putting in 5 qts oil and 2 qts tranny fluid (7 qt capacity on the 2005 5.4L). Then driving to work (120 miles a day) for 3 days then refilling with new oil and new filter. Thoughts?

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