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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#1053 of 1402 Re: 1996 Audi A6 shifting [yusuf2173]
Nov 19, 2008 (9:35 am)
To adjust your clock there should be a knob on the left side of the dash (just like the one to reset the trip odo. but on the left) Push in and twist clockwise the clock should start to adjust. As for the brake pad warning light, I believe you need to buy pads that are compatible with the sensor. Google brake pad warning light and you should be able to find a way to reset this light. I think you again use the two knobs on the dash. Good luck.
Nov 22, 2008 (10:14 am)
I only get cold air from my heater. Replaced the AC module and am in the process of replacing the heater control valve. Does the system have to be bled? Any way to test the vacuum used to control the valve? Any suggestions would be great. Its starting to get cold and I need to solve this problem.
#1055 of 1402 cylinder #2 miss fire
Nov 22, 2008 (10:42 am)
hi I have a 1996 A6 that has 130000 miles on it. A couple of days ago On a cold moarning I started the car up and it began to shake. I checked under the hood and observed the engine shaking. I drove it for a couple of days like that then the Check engine light came on. I had it hooked uop to a computer. They said that cylinder # 2
was miss firing . About an hour after that I was driving the car car and it just stopped shaking and the car was running fine. The engine light then shut off later on that day. Maybe I just need a tune up I have no Idea when the last one was done because I just bought the car from a used car dealer and they said that the car has had 2 previous owners. Is there anyone that has had the same problems as me or know what the problem might be ?
#1056 of 1402 Re: 2001 A6 2.7 balancing/wheel/tire problems [jazzmbm]
Nov 22, 2008 (10:58 am)
Hi do you have aluminum alloy wheels, I just replaced my old tires that were on my car because my car was shaking like the tires were not ballanced. So I purchased new tires but the car still shakes a little bit in the steering wheel but more in the gas pedal. What is skaking the most on you car ? I have a very good mechanic that is very informational on the Audi's
#1057 of 1402 Coolant Leak Question
Nov 22, 2008 (6:08 pm)
I recently bought a 2003 Audi A6 2.7T with 54,000 miles. About a week later the coolant light came on (so I filled it). Less than a week after that the light came on again so I checked it. It was empty just from driving to and from work in the city for a week. I filled it again and later that day the check engine light came on followed by the "Service Now" light. There were no leaks on the ground under the car. Made an appointment at the German Import garage by my house but the soonest they could look at it was 2 days later. I tried to drive it as little as possible and always checked the coolant level before starting it. The mechanic told me that when the coolant is pumping through the engine, it was getting to the turbos and the turbos were not taking it in and recycling it through the engine. Basically the coolant is hitting a "wall" (the turbos) and stopping. They said the turbos are shot from the coolant leaking on them and to replace them with used turbos(if they can find them on an engine that matches mine) will cost at an estimated $10,000 to pull the engine, replace the turbos, and 30 hours of labor. I brought the car back home but do not want to drive it and risk further damage or a breakdown. It just sits here because I do not have $10,000 to pay for it on top of my car loan payments. Other garages I have spoken to say they have never seen turbos go out like that and that it could be the water pump (I was quoted $2000 for that repair) and that the garage is trying to rip me off with the turbos. Anyone have a problem like this? Let me know. The temp gauge stays in the middle, but I know that doesn't necessarily mean my engine is not overheating. When I popped the hood after driving it home, there was steam pouring out of it and smelled like burnt coolant. Thanks so much.
#1058 of 1402 no power
Nov 23, 2008 (8:24 am)
hi everyone i have no power in xmradio i have checked all the fuses they all seam to be good. i lights on everything else except the radio controls all other componets are working fine..please help
p.s. my car is a 2005 audi A6
thank you ,louis
#1059 of 1402 Re: Coolant Leak Question [Diggs814]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 23, 2008 (11:11 am)
You have to take an Audi to someone trained specifically on Audis. Someone who fixes Porsches or Mercedes may know nothing about Audis.
The story you got sounds bizarre. I'd certainly recommend having the car competently tested somewhere else. You are either leaking coolant or burning it. As for the turbos "burning out", your car, in that case, would run like a dog, if at all. If you are in California I may be able to direct you to a competent shop.
#1060 of 1402 Re: 1996 Audi A6 shifting [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 23, 2008 (7:22 pm)
Get this I when to put new tires on the car and found out that there is less than 15 percent of ware left on them. I notified the dealer because he had told me that he had put new ones on before I baught the car. The only thing that I could get out of him was that If i purchased the pads he would throw them on. I guess I though that was a good deal till i found out they cost about $80.00.
#1061 of 1402 Re: Audi MMI failure [gaillaw]
Nov 26, 2008 (7:22 am)
Hi gaillaw, i have a 2005 audiA6 and i have the same problem with mmi there is no POWER.. i was wondering if you got the problem fixed before i take it to the dailer and get the same answer you got. they tell me there is a fuse behind the radio,did the dailer check that fuse? please let me know if the problem was resolved and what was the cause.
Nov 26, 2008 (5:11 am)
I know this is a little off topic but I need imediate help.
Today I was about to park, didn't think the car was still moving and I threw my 05 A6 into park. I heard the transmission grinding, was there any damage done? I was going less then 5MPH.
And on that Porsche, I like it, although it somewhat looks like an avant.