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Ticking sound I don't trust the dealer to work on my car. My car has a ticking sound when turning the steering wheel both ways, does not accelerate quickly when first turned on, i have to wait until the car is warmed up, i live in place where temp is 80 degrees in the morning. Could there be problems with my turbo? I just had my oil and transmission oil changed, spark plugs changed about 4 months ago. They also couldn't remove the oil filter, it was on too tight, could that be the problem. Is it worth keeping the car?

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does the ticking noise sound like it is in the steering system or coming from the engine area when turning the wheel. I doubt there is any problem with the turbo or oil filter causing the problem, however you should find another shop to try to remove the filter. Do you have any check engine light on in the car. I know you said you do not trust the dealer but they are the most knowledgeable when it comes to your car. Especially since the Audi is a car a lot of shops are not familiar with. We service a lot of Audis and have not seen alot of problems that would cause you not to keep the car. If you don't want to go to the dealer you must find a shop that specialize in Audi/Vw repair

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