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Old 04-07-2014, 05:24 AM
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Hey guys,* I'm picking up 2002 all road and was wondering what common things I should be looking for?* I do own two other audis and well versed in looking for issues or common problems just don't know enough about all roads so if some one can clue me in I would much appriciate it!*

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Old 04-07-2014, 06:18 AM
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Read up on the site: http://allroadfaq.com/main/

The major things are:
oil leaks (2.7 valve covers)
suspension compressor takes a long time (rebuild)
front control arms
timing belt (2.7)
torque converter (TIP trans)
leaking air bags
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:40 PM
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thanks for the reply,

so i picked it up while i was test driving it i heard clunking when going over bumps..correct me if I'm wrong (most of the time i am) but it sounded like control arm/ball joint. east fix? i picked the car up for a steal from an old couple so that didn't bother me much as i can replace them myself

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Yeah, it is most likely one or more of the eight front control arms. I had the same issue with mine when I bought it. It's not a terribly difficult job but a little time consuming if the original OEM arms are still on the car.

A couple tips if you plan on doing them yourself.

A day or two before you are going to do the work spray the pinch bolt (upper control arm bolt) with a bunch of PB Blaster or the like. Do this every day before you start taking things apart and it will save you a big headache.

Be sure to buy quality control arms for an allroad. The lower control arms are specific to the allroad so be sure that's what you're getting before you buy. I went with this kit and, while it is expensive, they are all OEM or OEM equivalent so they should last a good long time. I've read some of the aftermarket parts can fail much sooner. (http://www.europaparts.com/ultimate-...llroad-c5.html)
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Thank you for the link that's a good price fir what your getting I'm Gonna wait a bit (wedding coming up) but I'll look into the steps or write up if there is one out there

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