Just took my 2007 A4 2.0T Cabrio out of winter storage and now I have a progressively worsening squeak at idle and when no accelerator is applied .. becoming a squeal from what sounds like around the serpentine belt area on the engine. It sounds to me like bearings in something are ceased. The sound disappears (or changes to one I can't hear) whenever a little accelerator is applied.
The car threw a PO171 Check Engine Light code - which was reset by my local VW dealer. They thought the sound I am hearing may be related to some open campaigns on the car.
They told me about 3 open campaigns on the car right (started March 6, 2012) now that have to be done by an Audi dealer. Unfortunately the Audi dealer is in another city about 100 miles from here.
Open Campaigns are: 17D9 W-UPDATE - Pressure Control Valve; 24T3 W-UPDATE - IMRC Motor; and 24T4 W-UPDATE - Fuel Pressure Sender
My concern is that I'll do more damage by driving the car that far to Audi dealer! Any thoughts on what this might be or whether driving it will do more damage?
Thanks in advance,