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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
#1272 of 1407 2005 Audi A6 Quattro, V6 FSI
Apr 19, 2010 (8:34 am)
Greetings A6 Fans,
I was on the net last night and found a Specification list, (source unknown) as well as
Package and optional equipment offered by Audi, A6 2005 Quattro FSI.
This should help those of you who are not sure what current package you may or may not have. It's a PDF file.
#1273 of 1407 Buying Used Audi A6 2.8
Apr 22, 2010 (7:54 am)
Hi i am seriously considering buying a used 2001 Audi A6 2.8 from Japan. I intend to buy it online so i have only the dealers word for it. However, after reading many posts, i am getting quite concerned about the numerous problems that people seem to have even with newer models. Any advice on whether i should go for it? Cheers!!
#1274 of 1407 Re: Buying Used Audi A6 2.8 [robo10]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Apr 22, 2010 (7:58 am)
My biggest concern for you is doing a long-distance transaction, which is not always safe. I will let others answer the reliability questions, but I would ask, why are you buying a car that you have not seen, and how did you locate this vehicle?
#1275 of 1407 Re: Buying Used Audi A6 2.8 [robo10]
Apr 22, 2010 (10:33 am)
These cars are pretty sophisticated - and as I mentioned previously, they need to be taken care of. When I bought my 2001 I was looking for a 6-speed manual. There weren't a lot around and the first dealer I went to had one as a demo. I drove it but I wouldn't consider buying it because many people were test drive the 6-speed just to see what it could do. I would extend than line of thinking to the following recommendation: Don't buy a used A-6 from a private party EVER, no matter how old (or young) it is. And only buy a used A-6 from a dealer if it's a recent model that was sold and serviced at that dealership and comes with an extended warranty.