Question about 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet

1 Answer


Posted by on

  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson Jun 05, 2010

    the belt is off one tooth if a vibration has occurred



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 34 Answers

It sounds like either the balance shaft was in the wrong position when the belt was put on so now it isn't canceling the vibration. Or you were off a tooth or two when you put it back together. Pull the timing cover and check to make sure you are rite on the timing marks. If you are then you will probably have to take the belt off and rotate the balance shaft 1 time. Then put it all back together.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Mitsubishi Pajero2.5 ltr engine model 4D56, year build 1992. Engine runs like hum noise, after replacing the timinh belts.

Missmatched belt teeth or grooves. Wrong belt for the car installed. Worn waterpump, or bearings for cam.

Dec 13, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Just had 90,000 km service done - mech replaced - timing belt/belt timing balance/alt belt and drive belt. Car runs like its a deisel and has a vibration and revs go grinding when at 2700 revs. Is there...

It does sound like they didn't get the timing right. If it ran good before then it should not have changed when they did the work. Don't let them give a line like something else broke. Make them fix it.

Aug 30, 2011 | Hyundai Sonata Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 Kia Optima Vibration.I took it to the shop, they replace the timing belt and balancer shaft belt and components and it still vibrates. What is the cause ? The vibration is so severe it rattles the car...

Have they replaced the harmonic balancer (vibration dampener) on the crankshaft. I wouldve also made sure that thier wasnt a motor or a transmission mount that was bad or even possibly a broken exhaust hanger allowing the exhaust to sit or rub on the chassis, hopefully they checked these things before installing a timing belt which usaually causes a noise rather then a vibration
Good luck

Apr 15, 2011 | 2001 Kia Optima

1 Answer

Hi.. i recently replaced a timing belt for a 04 Kia Rio. When work was done it had a vibration. It was slight and figured it was always like that because i did not test drive the vehicle before. i was just...

did you replace the belt just for maintenence reasons ? It wasnt broken right ? I would place a block of wood on your floor jack and place it under the oil pan with a little bit of pressure from the jack to support the engine.loosen the motor mount that you removed to do the belt and see if your vibration changes or lessons when the mount is repositioned/loosened. You may have a mount grounding out or exhaust grounding out etc.. OR I dont know if your cam sprockets are keyed on that engine but if they arent your valve timing could be off but the marks line up if you removed the sprockets to change the seals and the sprockets were not installed correctly.

Jan 30, 2011 | Kia Rio Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Vibration on left side just had timming belt replaced

hi dont want to worry you, but i would get the engine mounts checked out they might not have tightend them enough after doing your belt, is it a bad vibration? does it only happen when starting and brakeing? is it a vibration or a plastic rubbing noise? as this could be the wheel arch protector not screwed up correctly, or even the timing belt cover rubbing on the belt...just a couple of things you can check out...hope this helps

Feb 18, 2010 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

2 Answers

I just replaced the timing belt on a 2004 sonata

Did you put alot of pressure on belt when installed ? to tight will cause that vibration

Feb 08, 2010 | Hyundai Motor 2004 Sonata

1 Answer

Vibration when idling and between 40-70 mph

check out harmonic balancer .

May 26, 2009 | 2002 Audi A4

1 Answer

Squeeky belt and front wheel vibration after having belts replaced

I would guess your two issues are separate. The squealing belt could be an adjustment problem or a wet or damaged belt. Belts can vary, how long they last. I have replaced them the next year on some cars and others could 3 or 4 years. The tire vibration could be related to the tire tread or some type of tire defect(a bubble in the side wall), may be an alignment problem. Check the steering components, tie-rods, ball joints, and wheel bearings.

May 25, 2009 | 2002 Honda Accord

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet Logo

Related Topics:

293 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audi Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

80339 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14417 Answers

Are you an Audi Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides