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#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
Aug 10, 2011 (4:30 pm)
after reading this webpage it makes me second guess my decision to buy my 1998 audi a6. a few of the problems that are being talked about are happening on mine. it vibrates when i turn, my air conditioning system is really loud, and i feel like the car should have more bottom end acceleration. where shud i start?
Aug 10, 2011 (4:38 pm)
also. i baught it with 93000 miles and now at 97000 i worry about the timing belt. how do i find out if it has been done by the prvious owner? i hear that if it goes its pretty much going to ruin my engine. but the quote seems very expensive
#1338 of 1407 Re: 01 A6 2.7L Quatro no start [dochum]
Aug 18, 2011 (11:33 pm)
Been out of the loop for a while,sorry !
On Board Diagnostics, (OBDII) should work.
AS for flow charts of start procedures you will have to go to The Internet,
Use the search "Audi self Study program (ssp) list for starters. then find the (ssp) that is for the car your working on, they are organized by groups; drive-train, electrical ........
Your fuel/ start problem is most likely a sensor problem first, then electrical followed by mechanical. The central ECU which processes all this related data sends the messages to the individual components. Please note that SSP's are not intended for mechanical repair, those documents can be downloaded from Erwin.com on an individual basis.
Hope this is not to late but is good for further reference.
#1339 of 1407 Re: 1998 Audi A6 Quatro - tranmission problem [fritzmuldoon]
Aug 18, 2011 (11:30 pm)
Yo Brooksman (fritzmuldoon)
I hear your frustration!
Got to tell ya, I'm not much of a fan when it comes to Acronym's, I found 250 Plus (P.O.S.) after doing a search on Google. The other side of this coin is I worked within the automotive industry and around vehicles for long time and I think I remember what P.O.S. stands for even though acronym's were not in style back in the day, if you get my drift.
Sorry you had a bad experience with a used car.
But in all fairness, you got to separate between normal wear and tear and mechanical failure. I made an earlier post about late ninety Audi's but I guess you did not see it.
In short ! When buying a used vehicle, no matter what brand, you got to do your home work, before jumping in the fire. As for your "Dodge Caravan SE, do you remember
Lee Iacocca? It looks like Chrysler could use his help again. Or to put it another way Who owns Chrysler now? Could be the title of a "New Game show".
PS: A very good friend of mine just purchased a "USED 1999 Audi A4 Quattro" with 268000 Kilometers (180,000 miles) 2.8 Ltr. V6 5V (five valve) and it runs like a watch.
Show me a car and I'll show you a money pit. The only question is how deep is the Pit?
Have a great day
#1340 of 1407 Re: electrical display problem [edres1691]
Aug 19, 2011 (12:07 am)
Start with the obvious first, things you can check yourself: Fuses which may have blown.
This info is in your owners manual, location of fuse box, Amperage values etc.
The next step would be an OBDII Error check which may or may cost you.
If you have the car serviced where the OBDII test is performed then ask them for a price break should you have the car repaired at the same shop.
In any case ask for the Error report printout, your paying for that information and this is all about information. I paid about 30 dollars for my last test, They should be able to print out specific system areas, you don't necessarily need error reports for drive train data if your problem is dash board related, for example.
If that does not help, then you will most likely need to find a reputable Audi Service center.
Could be a relay problem, could be a Central processing unit gone bad, could be a "Cold Soldier joint on the Printed Circuit board, (PCB) which is within the instrument cluster this last item can be repaired by a reputable third party firm that specializes in Automotive electronics. This does not necessarily need to be a brand new part from Audi if you don't mind waiting for repair from a third party specialty firm. Internet search should reveal firms that do this kind of work.
Trouble shooting electrical can be expensive but much of that will depend on your knowledge before going to the shop.
There is also a switch related to the shifting lever for your "Automatic Transmission. This switch sends signals to the "Central Processing Unit" (ECU) which in turn sends
data to individual components pertaining to vehicle access and movement.
If you do a "Google Search" in the internet there are fairly complete list of "Error codes" for Audi which will bring more sense to your vehicle problem. The place to look would be http://www.vaglinks.com/. (VAG/OBDII Error Codes)
Hope this has been of some help.
#1342 of 1407 Re: Followup for vibes while turning [erickpl]
Aug 19, 2011 (11:34 am)
If you by chance have the TSB info please send it to me ... I have an 05 A6 4.2 that has that same issue
#1343 of 1407 Re: audi a6 [98aa6]
Aug 29, 2011 (1:05 pm)
My husband just finished putting in new seals,water pump,thermostat,timing belt.
He took off first the headlights,then the bumper and then belts and other parts.(You can look at the video at the you-tube).It took him 2 weeks to work on it every night after he's real work.And when you put the timing belt back it has to go exactly ,can't be off even one notch.
Now everything works except we still have a one more oil leak ,somewhere from the camshaft tentsioner. And he is worried that something could go wrong...I am about to through up!
Welcome to the Audi owner-machanics club!!!
Eventually we probably have to sell the car,even so I love how it drives.