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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#1284 of 1407 Re: 1996 A6 Electrical Gremlins [chandler661]
May 05, 2010 (12:22 pm)
You must have a really large set of tools to do all that work.
Brake bleeding, one might think is an easy thing but, with ABS and ESP traction controls you may need a special bleeder to get all the air out. I don' t have any pic's of front strut assembly but Audi has info on both. You don't sound like your interested in going to the dealer so I would say, use Audi Erwin.Com USA.
There flat rate is hourly, you pay in advance, Approx.$8.00/hr. Get your chassis number from the Vehicle, year model etc. register on there web page and locate the documents, diagrams, etc. you need to do both jobs. They even have info on the correct tools needed to do the job.
But if "Your Mechanic" did the front end work, why don't you just take it back to him, or does he not guarantee his work.
Hope this helps
#1285 of 1407 Re: '04 A6 Maintenance [allmet33]
May 05, 2010 (12:34 pm)
Audi recalls are listed on the Audi Web page. You simply ID your Vehicle with VIN Number and they will tell you if there are any recalls for your model. No need to wait for the letter or go to the dealer.
Check your Mfg. date of your vehicle, if it's pre-July 2004 it has a timing belt if it's after July 04 then it has a Chain driven Cam Shaft system. I posted a DATA sheet to this web page for the 2005 A6.
#1286 of 1407 Re: '04 A6 Maintenance [jkaudia6]
May 05, 2010 (1:32 pm)
Yes, I found out after learning of the recall. I googled it and the Audi website popped up and asked for my VIN, which once I put it in...informed me that my car was covered by the recall.
I didn't wait for the letter, as a matter of fact...the website told me the letter wouldn't come out until June. It just so happened after I called the Audi dealer to set the appointment, the letter showed up the next day...a funny coincidence.
I will look at the build date of my A6 and see what it should be. The guy I took it to for all the work seems to already know it has a timing belt as he informed me that it would need to be changed.
As usual, your insight is greatly appreciated!!!
Many thanks and best regards.
#1287 of 1407 No turn signals, wipers, lights in 2003 A6
May 15, 2010 (4:10 am)
On my way to work yesterday I noticed my turn signals weren't working. I checked the fuse, was ok. Later I realized my headlights, windshield wipers, heat and AC weren't working either. I contacted my mechanic but haven't heard from him yet. Its a 2003 A6 2.7T with 115,000 miles. Any thoughts?
#1288 of 1407 Re: 1998 Audi A6 Quatro - tranmission problem [jkaudia6]
Jun 05, 2010 (8:57 am)
Yes it has been resolved, but not in the way we hoped. After hours and days of racking our brains on this issue, we finally removed the transmission and took it in to be checked. Low and behold - the problem revolves around a piss poor design in the transmission. It is a COMMON problem with Audi Quatro and VW Passat, or whichever vehicles have this transmission. If you EVER get stuck in snow the VERY LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO is go from reverse to 1st or vice versa trying to rock the car. This is automatic death for your transmission. This process will SHATTER the 1st gear drum or bell - then you are SOL. The transmission guy we took it to told us this piece alone costs him $1,100 alone. These cars are fair weather areas only - even though they are all wheel drive. This is also the reason people can't find used transmissions.
This should be a recall for poor design. We would have thought Audi would have tested this before putting the transmissions in their cars, but then again it's the all mighty $$$. If you happen to screw up the transmission, you have to fix the transmission to get rid of the car (approximately $3,500 or more), or you are stuck with a giant paperweight in your driveway.
Never again will we buy an Audi. Buyers of Audi's beware.
#1289 of 1407 Re: 1996 Audi A4 2.8 Purchase [ramz05]
Jun 06, 2010 (8:14 pm)
Runaway - runaway - runaway.............
#1290 of 1407 Crank sensor.... anyone have this problem?
Jun 14, 2010 (10:43 am)
We bought a 2004 Audi A6 avant about two years ago with 90K on it. It now has 130K.
In the last 5K miles, we have replaced at least 4K in repairs (but they are wear):
Timing belt with 12 other components and fluids flush (all of them): $1600
Ignition coil (recall): $0
New brakes and tires $1200 (because the 17" sport tires are huge)
And now the crank sensor is going. A $250 plug that we need to fix.
Has anyone had that problem before?????
But from 90-120K, NOTHING went wrong. The previous owner changed the fuel pump at 86K before he sold it.
#1291 of 1407 1995 Audi A6 Quattro
Jun 20, 2010 (9:24 am)
Hi all... my car is stuck in park. Replaced brake switch, lights work. Anybody have suggestions? What's the second black switch under the light switch on the brake pedal??
#1292 of 1407 lifter noise
Jul 22, 2010 (7:01 pm)
have a 2002 audi a6 3.0 and my lifter is making noise should i replace it used or new?
#1293 of 1407 want honest opinion
Jul 22, 2010 (7:09 pm)
i'am looking at a 2001 audi a6 2.7t car looks beautiful but has 148000 . do you think that would be a good buy? the car is being sold 4500 but have gotten him down to 3800.just being cautious with my money cause times is hard.