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#1325 of 1407 Followup for vibes while turning
Mar 08, 2011 (6:18 am)
I posted a while back some issues with my wife's 2005 A6.
Summary: Slow tight turns, such as into a garage or parking space caused a low vibration that shook the entire vehicle. My Jeep with lockers turned quieter and smoother.
Despite efforts with replacing tires and such, the dealership continually told us "working as expected". Well, don't let me loose on the Internet. I found several TSB's that addressed this issue and took the information to the service advisor. Again, he told us, working as designed. So the lead tech went for a drive with us and immediately noticed what we were talking about (duh). He spoke to the SA and urged us to call Audi Customer Care.
We have documentation from EVERY visit to the dealer where we mentioned this prior to warranty expiring. From 18,000 miles on, every visit made mention of this issue. Each time - working as designed.
After calling Audi Customer Care, we made some progress and they wanted to try replacing the fluid in the differentials. Turns out in 2005 and perhaps part of 2006, Audi used a different fluid in the diffs than what is used now. We found, after a LOT of digging, a TSB that addressed our VERY issue (especially armed with the information about different fluid). Took that to the dealership, along with our info from ACC, and talked to the service Manager, a guy who has always taken care of us. (We've purchased 2 Audis, a VW, and a Mazda from this same dealer).
They replaced the fluid in front, no charge, and charged us $67.00 to go ahead and do the rear one as well.
The result: a car that is as quiet as it EVER has been. FINALLY! After 5 years of nagging them, we realized we were NOT insane!
I'll dig up the TSB number and text of it if others find this of interest and possible use.
#1326 of 1407 Re: Followup for vibes while turning [erickpl]
Apr 06, 2011 (11:13 am)
I have a 98 A6Q with the same problem. Dealers keep saying it's normal. I don't buy that. What is the TSB info you found relating to this?
In addition to that problem, I recently took the car in to the dealer for a number of complaints and repairs. Amongst them was the vibration, oil leak, front strut knocking, timing belt, water pump, thermostat (this has to be changed when the front is off the engine). They worked on the car for 1 week, then a couple of days later my timing belt broke loose (they had not torqued the tensioner bolt correctly). Had the car taken back to the dealer (50 miles), they worked again for another week. When I got it back the oil leak was still there. Back again to the dealer who eventually fixed the leak. The vibration (they said) was 'cured' by replacing the rear transmission mounts. Needless to say this was not the cure, the problem was still there. They re-imbursed me for the mounts and now they do not wish to see me again.
However, since that time I have been experiencing a vibration when driving at around 50mph, seems to be associated with transmission shaking etc. Reading other blogs it would resemble the transmission shaft problem - out of center.
Any else have such luck?
#1327 of 1407 01 A6 2.7L Quatro no start
May 17, 2011 (6:11 am)
I am having trouble with an A6. I have scanned it and have it come up with a fuel and metering code. I checked and am not getting power to the fuel pump when cycling the key. When starting fluid is sprayed into the bellows it will momentarily start. I replaced the crank sensor and check the FP fuse and still nothing. Plenty of fuel in the tank. I am wondering if it has an automatic shutdown control if the timing reference from the crank to the cam (timing belt stretched or jumped) is too far out of the parameter? Something is causing the pump to not be energized. I'm at wits end here and any help would appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#1328 of 1407 Air and Fuel sensor ECU
May 17, 2011 (12:08 pm)
Tell me what year/model your car is.
#1329 of 1407 Re: Air and Fuel sensor ECU [jkaudia6]
May 17, 2011 (12:11 pm)
It is a 2001 A6 2.7 L Quatro
#1330 of 1407 Re: 01 A6 2.7L Quatro no start [dochum]
May 17, 2011 (12:37 pm)
Try this web page if your mechanically inclined.
If not Get professional help from a certified Audi
shop or dealer. Without the correct diagnostic tools your
spending more money than you need to,(Hit and miss).
If your car is in the following PDF start reading and get smart before
you go to the dealer.
Best of luck
#1331 of 1407 Re: 01 A6 2.7L Quatro no start [jkaudia6]
May 18, 2011 (9:59 am)
Have been looking at that link, but it really doesn't have any flow charts or explain exactly what happens to kick the fuel pump on. I am a mechanic by trade, mostly domestic stuff, but I have done a timing belt and water pump on a similar model before. Thanks for trying to help.
#1332 of 1407 Re: 01 A6 2.7L Quatro no start [dochum]
May 19, 2011 (10:50 am)
A couple of other suggestions:
If you have a VAGCom Diagnostic device to read the error codes;
Then Go to Erwin.Com the Audi Self Help web page sign-up for access
either hourly,daily or long term.
Then collect your VagCom Data from the Vehicle including VIN and error data
locate the information you need and repair procedures on the web page.
If this is a customer vehicle you can recoup your related cost to Irwin.
If it's your private vehicle you have the advantage of dealing with Audi direct.
#1333 of 1407 Re: 01 A6 2.7L Quatro no start [jkaudia6]
May 19, 2011 (12:17 pm)
Thanks for the heads up. I have a Nemesis scanner that is capable of OBD II. Would that work? Not sure exactly what the VagCom comprises, but I have searched on ebay and about all I find are interface cables and software that are used on a laptop. Is that what you are talking about?
#1334 of 1407 Re: 1998 Audi A6 Quatro - tranmission problem [Brooksman]
Jul 25, 2011 (9:30 am)
The 1998 Audi A6 is a jinxed car. It is a P.O.S. period. I paid $10,000 for the vehicle and put the same amount into it for the 6 years I had it. First the wheel bearings, drive shaft, new brakes and then the tranny. Oh, did I mention before all of those expenses I put on new tires and mass air flow system, and regular maintanance? (all original Audi parts)That comes out $277.00 a month I pissed away in my six years having it. I could have bought an American car like my Dodge Caravan SE, which I've had for 11 going on 12 years, which I have invested no more than $2000 in for repairs.
I too...Never again will purchase an Audi P.O.S