Can't Remove Battery Cover on 98 Quatro.

I need to replace the battery on the above car and I need to remove the cover that runs the width of the engine compartment so I can get the battery out. Any ideas on who to remove it?

TIA
Terry Strand snipped-for-privacy@iinet.com
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You might ask a sales person at a place where you bought (or about to buy) your new battery. I don't know who else.
BTW, my 98 Quattro doesn't have anything like that. Are you talking of the engine hood? It pops when you pull a small T-shaped handle located on the left above the clutch pedal. If you already have done that, then what other cover? I recently replaced the battery in my 2.8Q and didn't have to remove anything but the lower right (passenger side) bolt (with a small rectangular plate) that held the battery in place. Well, and disconnect the two cables, of course...
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Before you got to that bolt, you had to have removed the cabin air filter carrier, the long rubber seal running the width of the engine compartment, and the passenger side lower window trim panel that the seal holds in place.
I suspect it is with these items that the OP is having difficulty...
/daytripper '00 s4 6spd - with a new battery just this month...
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Really? Nope. Didn't have to. Unscrewed the bolt and pulled the battery out, then put the other one in and put the bolt in place.
Could it be my car is missing all those things?
V
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wrote...

Is it an A4 2.8 or an A6 2.8? The A6 got this cover above the battery that run the whole width of the engine bay - and is easily removed by 1/2 turns on some plastic screws in the front end of the cover. Don't think the A4 got it (at least not the 1.6).
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width of the engine bay. It has a small cover over the battery for inspection but it would be impossible to remove the battery through it. I suspect the large cover needs removing to gain access.
Richard
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It's A4 2.8, and the cover doesn't seem to be there. The links to two photos are below.

Now I am even more convinced that my car is missing it... Let me go get the picture...
www.bazarov.com/audi/Pic_001.jpg (150K) www.bazarov.com/audi/Pic_002.jpg (156K)
Can you see the battery there? Nothing is covering it. Does that mean I am missing those things the OP asked about removing?
Thanks.
Victor
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wrote:

I don't know exactly what model/year this is, but if It's a B5 A4/S4 it's definitely missing at least the two lower windshield valence pieces and the battery access cover...
/daytripper '00 s4 6spd
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Alright. I decided to get a third opinion and got Chilton A4/Passat repair manual. Whaddya know, it has pictures. Yes, an A4 with a 4- cylinder engine has what the OP (and you) probably talk about: a large cover in the back of the engine compartment with four areas with many small holes, with one kinda round hole where the brake fluid reservoir is, and another, elongated, where the battery is. And (the drumroll please) an A4 with a 6-cylinder engine does not have that. Why? I don't know. So, I guess, we can now say for sure. And to the OP: sorry, I can't help you. Somebody who has a 4-cylinder A4 should be able to.
Oh, mine _is_ a 1999 B5 A4Q, 2.8L V6.
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But my car is a 2000 A4 2.8 V6 Quattro and it has those covers.
Richard

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I guess they changed it between 1998 and 200.
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Yes, I have the covers, access door, and the cabin air microfilter box that nestles above the passenger side cover...
/daytripper '00 S4 6spd (btw: that's "BI-TURBO INTERCOOLED V6" to you ;-)
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My 96 A4 V6 definitely didn't have the covers (nor did the 4-cylinder models of the same vintage), but I believe that later models did. I have a copy of a review, published in March 1995, which shows both the 2.6 V6 and the 1.8T I4 without covers. Certainly my 2000 A6 V6 and my 2003 RS6 V8 did/do have covers. However, the battery on my RS6 is in the spare wheel well.
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