2004 audi a4 avant 1.8t quattro problem after car wash please help asap

Asked by Mar 30, 2015 at 08:42 PM about the 2004 Audi A4 1.8T Avant Quattro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, I took my car to the car wash with i washed by hand, i did not wash the engine bay infact the hood was closed.. i took off out the door of the bay and the triangle with the exclemation came on and the epc then i started driving trying to feel a problem in hope.. and the check engine light came on.. and now the car has no acceleration.. im hoping it just something got wet and it will dry out but if anyone has any ideas please let me know.. oh and the car idles fine drives fine and will do 70 but it takes a long time to get there...

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CALL AUDI COPORATE. THEY HAVE OVER A MILLION COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE A4 MODEL. THE ENGINE HAS A BAD SEAL PROBLEM. IF YOU SEE WHITE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE TAILPIPE TAKE IT STRAIGHT TO THE DEALER. TELL THEM THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF A 'MANUFACTURER'S DEFECT WITH THE A4 ENGINE AND THEY WIL FIX IT FOR FREE. I HAD AN A4 WHICH IS HOW I KNOW. THANKS !!!!

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Check the air intake and make sure no wash rags were stuck in there. It is slow in acceleration? could the car been damaged underneath? Squashed exhaust pipe or catalytic converter pinched? you need gas, electrical spark, and air to run the car. The computers try the best to make sure the correct mixture is applied to have the engine run at peak performance and have good emissions. If it is not getting enough air, or can't rid itself of air, that can cause power loss and set off a lot of signals. Have the computer read and see what the triangle with the exclamation is telling you.

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