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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#1262 of 1407 Re: 2006 A6 Transmission [allmet33]
Apr 03, 2010 (7:50 am)
Audis--like every other car need a transmission fluid drain/refill every 30,000 miles or so. I used to drive a "00 A6 2.7T and the dealer said the fluid in the tiptronic transmission is LIFETIME. Then went and consulted with an experienced Audi independent and he claims that w/o fluid changes, he is regularly seeing tranny failures at the 70,000 mile+ mark because of worn out fluid. I don't see how any fluid could be LIFETIME especially in a transmission where the environment gets hot. I bought the A6 2.7T new and here is a list of things that went wrong until sold at 100,000 miles:
1.) air conditioning recharge
2.) heater motor bearing
3.)4 sets of front brake rotors
4.)alarm system malfunction
5.) driver's door lock fell apart
6.) driver/passenger window frame collapsed inside door-twice
7.) Secondary cooling fan burnout
8.) leaking valve gaskets
9.) leaking cam gaskets
10.) twin turbo burnout at 99,000 miles
11.) paint peel on lower section of car
This is besides normal maintenance items such as battery, tires, wiper blades.
Would have went bankrupt on this car w/o the extended warranty. As far as I'm concerned, most of the things on this list should have lasted to 150,000 miles+ considering that the car was well cared for and serviced according to factory schedules along with mobil1 oil changes every 5,000 miles. These are lease type cars only--lease for 3 years under full warranty and then send back to dealer!
#1263 of 1407 Re: 2006 A6 Transmission [fonefixer]
Apr 05, 2010 (6:48 am)
Fonefixer...I am very skeptical in regards to the lifetime fluid. Currently my A6 Quattro has just over 81k miles and no tranny issues as of yet. The only issue I've encountered was my signal lights had stopped blinking, but a jarring hit via pothole seems to have corrected that issue. However, a new matter that has made itself known...CV joint noise. I'm just hoping that this repair will not be extremely costly.
#1264 of 1407 Broken oil pump? HELP! '01 a6 2.7t
Apr 05, 2010 (7:23 pm)
I have an '01 audi 2.7t engine and its just over 100K miles. I was taking a trip and as i was on the highway going uphill i the car started slowing down and i had to push harder on the pedal. What seemed to be the problem when i went to the mechanic is the oil pump was broken so even when i put oil in the car the censors were telling me theres no oil! The fix is around $1000-1500, which is a bit much for me to spend and i was wondering if anyone had any advice on what I could do with the car or know people who like to work on cars in the Los Angeles area that would be able to fix it? Basically I'm looking for any advice from anyone that would know what to do in my situation because I can't drive it due to the noise that it makes when i do drive but I need to fix this problem so that I can drive!
#1265 of 1407 dml11788...what's the exact problem?
Apr 06, 2010 (8:42 am)
It sounds like the computer sensed low oil level or low oil pressure and put you in "limp" mode. Did you get the Audi fault code from the mechanic? Was it actually the oil pump or a bad sensor? Is the repair estimate from a dealer or an independent?
You're looking a possible $1500 repair on a car worth maybe $6500 after the repair. How's the car's general condition? Is it worth keeping? If the quote is from a dealer, you can certainly find a lower cost job from an indie, but stay with someone who's experienced with the A6 and has Audi troubleshooting software. Hopefully, its a sensor. Opening the bottom of the 2.7T engine shouldn't be left to an amateur.
#1266 of 1407 Re: 2005 A6 3.2 from hell [a6200532]
Apr 06, 2010 (12:48 pm)
It's electrical again.
Dear Newbie: Don't give up just yet, these are not serious problems.
First and easiest solution:
When you say brake light you mean the "Indicator light for brake pads"????
If that's correct, the check the brake pads, warning sensors on the pads for loose or short circuit.
The warning beep, I had twice this winter, not sure what it means but I'm going in for service next week, I'll get and answer.
Check Engine light can be checked if you have an Audi Dealer do a scan of the error codes, there should be one indicating and error for that particular function/warning light.
Power to CD: Check the CD/audio settings in your Multimedia management Interface (MMI).
If these problems are only during cold weather then it might be a cold soldier joint.
Finally! If you purchased your Used A6 from an Audi dealer, did you not get a limited warranty???? Or is it a "Certified Used" vehicle. In any case check your contract for "Warranty coverage". I bought a one owner 2004/05 A6 with 35 miles on it and a "Audi Car Life Warranty" was included. It covers All Electrical items, all mechanical except wear parts like "Brake pads, A/C recharging, bearings,........
You sound like a candidate for a Diagnostic Scanner.
Here is an address: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Autel-Maxscan-GS500-OBD2-CAN-BUS-Scanner-Code-Reader_W0QQi- temZ110397781796QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment?hash=item19b438- 7724
This one is in England but they are in the states as well.
I've got allot on my plate at the moment but I'll try to get back to next week on that beep.
Best of luck
#1267 of 1407 Re: dml11788...what's the exact problem? [dwpc]
Apr 06, 2010 (1:10 pm)
A broken Oil pump does not happen very often if at all. And if it did, you would not drive more than a couple of miles before the engine would (A.Overheat, B. Freeze) completely. Did you check the "Oil Level" with the Dip Stick?
You may want to reconsider this vehicle as being outside your budgetary constraints.
I just love these "sounds like diagnostic answers", they remind me of the "Wild West Days" of early America, when "salesman, in covered wagons, traveled the prairies selling "Magic TONICS" to all who would listen.
Sorry, I just could not resist. Your problem is serious in that it's sound like a keep or don't keep question, based on the value of your Vehicle.
Proceed with Caution.
More help available but try to be more specific.
#1268 of 1407 Re: Broken oil pump? HELP! '01 a6 2.7t [dml11788]
Apr 08, 2010 (9:03 am)
Suggest having the twin turbos checked for viability. IF the turbos were oil starved for any length of time, probably not worth going any further with the repair. Also would agree that the car's market value is about $6500 if in good operating condition. Probably would go for about $3000 ~$3500 to a German car salvage yard or person who specializes in fixing German cars. These cars depreciate about 25% the first year and about 10% a year after that.
#1269 of 1407 Re: Broken oil pump? HELP! '01 a6 2.7t [dml11788]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 08, 2010 (9:42 am)
I'm not getting a good feeling about this diagnosis. If you have friends in the SF Bay area and want to flatbed the car up there for maybe $300 bucks, I can recommend an Audi repair shop that actually knows what they're doing on Audis.
If you lost your oil pump and you drove the car because you didn't get enough warning, then that engine is toast, I"m sorry but that's reality.
On the other hand, maybe you broke a belt tensioner or some such---there's all kinds of possibilities and we have very little information from you.
#1270 of 1407 Taking care of your Audi
Apr 09, 2010 (5:50 am)
Interesting reading. It's been a while since I posted anything though. My 2001 A-6 2.7T w/6-speed is nine years old now. Bought it new. I have 106K miles on it. In nine years I've had only five things go wrong and three were fixed in conjunction with scheduled service: digital display was replaced, interlock switch that required a handful of ignition key turns when I started the car, and a cracked rail on the passenger side front window. All those were covered under warranty. Since then I replaced the auxiliary coolant pump and a pair of clamps on the exhaust. Overall, not too bad. And considering this is MA and the roads are heavily salted the clamps on the exhaust can only be attributed to the environment. To be honest I don't consider maintenance on brakes an issue. If you use your transmission to slow the car your brakes will last longer. And although I don't like replacing tie rods the roads here are so bad and these cars are not designed for it. Most days I drive a 4Runner.
No questions these cars need to be taken care of. I drive my car about four or five times a month (more in the summer becuase I keep my clubs in the trunk). And when I do take the Audi I drive as fast as I can get away with. But I don't race down the on-ramp if the oil gauge isn't up to temperature. And I don't drive less than 10 miles ever - no quick runs to the convenience store. I always use Sunoco premium (yes gas quality makes a difference). I do all scheduled maintenance and have the oil changed at the dealer every 5K miles or six months. It stays in the garage when I'm not driving it.
This is a great car. But it needs to be taken care of. I'm thinking about another A6. I like the 6-speed though. There are a couple sedans out there with 6-speeds but no quattro.
#1271 of 1407 2004 Audi Avant Quattro (98,000 mile repairs)
Apr 15, 2010 (2:50 pm)
I must be a lucky one. I have a 2004 A6 AVANT Quattro 3.0 Engine.
I have only had to replace the Fuel Pump today 4/15/10. Other than that this car runs awesomely. Repairs for the fuel pump today $610.59. I had it repaired at the Audi dealer. It could have been cheaper if I repaired it at an Import repair shop, but I trust Audi to take care of my care, despite the cost.
I hope that this is not a sign of things to come. If so I have had 98K trouble free miles.