Audi

Audi repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Audi A4 Quattro: Driving my 2010 A4 about 2 blocks from home…

Customer Question
Driving my 2010 A4 about...
Driving my 2010 A4 about 2 blocks from home (at 25 mph) the steering wheel started to vibrate and the car began to shake/shudder . Looked under the hood...nothing obviously wrong that I could see .. idling was normal. Turned around and went home at low speed (10-15 mph)...shaking/vibrations returned intermittently. Turned off the engine...
Any ideas on what I should do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Audi
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Audi Question
Answered in 13 hours by:
6/7/2015
Audi Mechanic: Chris (aka - Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
Chris (aka - Moose)
Category: Audi
Satisfied Customers: 53,263
Experience: 16 years of experience
Verified
Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for seeking us for help.
Did this feel like a engine or transmission or steering or suspension issue?
From the way you described this its sounds like the concern is possibly a damaged wheel bearing or ball joint, both support the front wheels.
You want a excellent 5 star answer & I would like to be rated the same for providing it. Consider I don't know your skill level & I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies. Try your best to respond with good detail so I can do the same. I normally log in at 3pm and work late. A rating is required. Your rating me, what I type. I am not an employee of this website, nor have control over the fees or the time it took to get a response. If you rate negative or not at all you still paid, but I get nothing. I want you pleased with me and my efforts, so let me know if your experience here has come up short.
Thanks Chris
Ask Your Own Audi Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
It definitely is an engine related problem
Audi Mechanic: Chris (aka - Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
Thanks
A vibration coming from the engine this bad will be a misfire. Either in need of plugs or one of the coils has failed. A power balance test done with a scan tool, can figure out which cylinder is to blame.
Ask Your Own Audi Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an audi mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Chris (aka - Moose) Your Own Question
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose), Technician
Category: Audi
Satisfied Customers: 53,263
53,263 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years of experience

Chris (aka - Moose) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

AudiDoc

AudiDoc

Independent Audi Shop Owner

1,709 satisfied customers

I've been working on Audis since I was 18 and own an independent Audi repair and performance shop

Matt

Matt

Engineer

586 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

Chris (aka - Moose)

Chris (aka - Moose)

Technician

53,263 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Audi Mechanic

264 satisfied customers

17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

250 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

ASE Certified Technician

241 satisfied customers

ASE Master Technician. Audi certified, including R8 and TDI (clean diesel).

Quattro King

Quattro King

Technician

140 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certified, 20+ yrs European experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Audi Questions
Vibration when accelerating can feel it in seats, not
Vibration when accelerating can feel it in seats, not steering started after had a flat tire and moved front tire to driver side rear, just got Dunlaps yesterday, still feeling same vibration seems to… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
Audi A3: Hi,I have an 2006 Audi A3 1.6l SE, I have a whirring
Hi, I have an 2006 Audi A3 1.6l SE, I have a whirring sound that I believe is coming from the front passenger side wheel (RHD). I have changed the Tyres, rotated and changed pressures. Nothing helps. … read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
586 satisfied customers
Audi A6 Quattro: I have an Audi A6 2002. It started shaking
I have an Audi A6 2002. It started shaking about a year ago around 60-80 mph after new control arms were put on and the rear differential was serviced for a leaky seal. I went back to complain about t… read more
John
John
Lead Tech
Associate Degree
364 satisfied customers
Audi A6 Quattro Avant: I want to buy an Audi A6 1999 AWD. The
I want to buy an Audi A6 1999 AWD. The issue is with the check engine light. Both cat. were changed, not original ones (they have less than 40 miles). The check engine light is still there and when th… read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
Audi A4 Avant A4 58 plate 2.0 tdi cvt. Vibration in gas pedal
A4 58 plate 2.0 tdi cvt. Vibration in gas pedal and seat when cruising at around 70 mph. New tyres all round. Any thoughts on what may be causing this?… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
586 satisfied customers
1999 Audi A4: grinding noise in the left rear..steady..wheel bearing
I have a 1999 Audi A4 that is making a grinding noise in the left rear. The noise is steady and neither increases or decreases with speed. I don't think it is the wheel bearing as the noise does not s… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
2002 A4: 50mph..a slight vibration that occurs..accelerate..seat
Have a 2002 A4 3.0 with 110k miles. Have started noticing at about 35-50mph there is a slight vibration that occurs only when I accelerate....placing the engine under a load...but when I let up on the… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
586 satisfied customers
Front wheels..the vibration is felt starting at 50+ MPH and there
The car has a low vibration that seems to come from the front wheels. the vibration is felt starting at 50+ MPH and there is no sound associated. THe axel was replaced already… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
586 satisfied customers
QUATTRO: FRONT END HAS NEW TYRES..STEERING..DEALERSHIP
I HAVE A 2004 TT225 QUATTRO DURING DRIVE DOWN FRANCE YESTERDAY IT STATED MAKING A GRATING/RUMBLE NOISE APPEARS TO BE FRONT END HAS NEW TYRES, DOES NOT CHANGE WITH STEERING ANGLE, STARTS AT ABOUT 45 MP… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
586 satisfied customers
Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet My Audi A4 3.0 TDI, 56 plate, suddenly
My Audi A4 3.0 TDI, 56 plate, suddenly started vibrating. I can feel it in the seat, the steering wheel and foot pedal noticeably from 40mph to 80mph. I have had the wheels balanced 5 times, had wheel… read more
David-VAG
David-VAG
Master Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
A4: YOU CAN FEEL IN YOUR SEAT, BRAKE PEDAL AND ARMREST..DROVE..SMOOTH
hELLO mICHAEL,, i HAVE THE SAME ISSUE AS THIS MEMBER, ROUGH IDEL WHILE PARK IN DRIVE, HEAVY VIBRATIONS THAT YOU CAN FEEL IN YOUR SEAT, BRAKE PEDAL AND ARMREST, AS WELL AS SEEING THE VISOR MIRROR NOTIS… read more
Michael Miller
Michael Miller
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
241 satisfied customers
Audi a4: petrol..50 miles per hour for about 10 miles..100 miles
I have an Audi A4 2litre petrol auto saloon 1991 55,000 genuine milage. It has developed what feels like a lack of balance on the front wheels. I have had the wheels balanced and aligned the problem p… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
586 satisfied customers
A4: turbo..30 mph..When idling or revving the engine, it sounds normal
When my A4 turbo gets up to about 30 mph, it sounds like an airplane, especially in the driver's seat. It doesn't vibrate, but as I go faster, the noise (pitch) gets higher? When idling or revving the… read more
071TCB
071TCB
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
196 satisfied customers
2004 Audi A4 cabriolet: 000 miles..vibration..front axle..slow speeds
I have a 2004 Audi A4 cabriolet with a 3.0 L engine. It has 115,000 miles. I noticed a vibration in the front axle when turning at slow speeds. It has become more noticeable over the next day or so. I… read more
supermechanic
supermechanic
Service consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
10 satisfied customers
A4: tyres checked wheel bearings and mass fly wheel..driven..uk speeds
My A4 (2008 new shape) has a vibrstion at speed the garage have checked all wheel alignments balanced tyres checked wheel bearings and mass fly wheel they swoped all four wheels and still did not fix … read more
JOE AUDI
JOE AUDI
Audi Master Technician
Audi Master Technician
546 satisfied customers
audi a4: intermittently at speeds of 60..rotors pads..steering wheel
My audi a4 B7 2005.5 2.0T Q 17" 5spoke 225/45 R17 shakes intermittently at speeds of 60 - 65 sometimes you can almost feel something weird going on when driving slow but you really have to look for it… read more
Andyri
Andyri
City & Guilds
72 satisfied customers
2008 A4 Avant: automatic transmission..diesel..Vibrations when idling
2008 A4 Avant Quattro 2.0, automatic transmission. Motor sounds like it's a diesel. Vibrations when idling in Drive. They are slowly getting worse. It feels like I'm driving a tractor. 36K mileage. De… read more
Christopher
Christopher
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
300 satisfied customers
2004 Audi A4: the steering wheel wasnt vibrating, it..Neutral..Park
I just bought a 2004 Audi A4 1.8 Turbo from a dealer a couple of weeks ago. Last night, I noticed that every time I accelerated, the whole car would vibrate (the steering wheel wasn't vibrating, it wa… read more
Sergeant Farnam
Sergeant Farnam
Wheel Vehicle & Electrical Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x