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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
#1344 of 1407 Re: Problem with the light in audi A6 [scottyny]
Sep 04, 2011 (11:18 am)
Auto headlight height adjustment problem detected, motor or the rod sensor by the strut.
#1345 of 1407 heater problem
Sep 06, 2011 (5:25 am)
My husband changed timing belt,water pump,some engine cover gaskets and the thermostat in our 2000 A6 and everything woks fine except that now when the car is idling (temp.gauge is in the middle-warm), we get no warm air coming from the vents.Once the RPM are rewed up the heat stars coming.The system is filled with coolant and we have been bleeding the system as well.It seems like the middle of the car vents are blowing cold air even when the RPM-s are up.Anybody has any good ideas how to fix this next issue ,sure would be appreciated.Thanks Ann
#1347 of 1407 Re: heater problem [dwenger]
Sep 06, 2011 (11:23 am)
Greetings dwenger & Ann!
I'm assuming you driving a 2000 A6 2.7 Liter, Twin Turbo powered car.
If you have a Can Bus II Diagnostic device the first thing you should do is
get a Diagnostic read out of your error codes regarding the coolant system.
If you don't have that diagnostic device you could buy one at Target,Wal Mart or Pep Boy's should one of those be in your area. You could get the read out from
an Audi Dealer or reputable independent Audi Shop.
Another option is as follows:
a. Using Google type in the following: SSP 198 Audi A6 2000
In the search listing you should find an SSP listing for Audi A6 SSP 198, Click and download and open that Acrobat file.
b. On pages 9,10 & 18 are diagrams of the cooling system of the 2.7 liter twin Turbo engine. Read through those pages and try try to figure out which of those valves that you did not replace might be the problem.
c. Assuming that the Heater worked prior to changing out the Thermostat and your husband changed it, it could be that it was put in backwards. I don't need to tell him what that means. If that's not your engine get the Engine code off the engine block it's usually a "Three letter Code".
Here is another Link for engine codes Small Audi Engines.
d. A final option would be go to this web page:
They have a section for Do it your self (DIY) people, look in the "How To Repair"section
or they have other services available.
Hope this has been some help and good luck.
#1348 of 1407 02 a6 2.7t ABS issues and sounds
Sep 06, 2011 (2:44 pm)
ok, so i have a 2002 audi a6 2.7t...awesome looking car but has troubles. i found out 1,000 later that the bushings were bad on the whole front end. so, got all new arms and everything. it straightened the front tires back out to the normal position, but i am dealing with this next issue. Whenever i make sharp right hand turns (only right hand), there is a noise that sounds like something is grabbing. i had this problem before i replaced the whole front end control arms. so i got underneath the front end and noticed that two arms were rubbing against each other. clearly visible, i even went as far to color the scratched area and then check it later to see if it was scratched, and it was. so, i thought that was the problem, because of the bad bushings and how it kicked the tires out. the more i researched the problem and noise by means of online and going o mechanic shops around here, im finding out that it has something to do with the ABS electronic system or something. when you go o make right hand sharp turn, the car jerks and goes, then jerks and goes until you straighten it out, then it goes back to normal. like i said, this happens only when i make right hand turns. its loud, annoying, and im totally lost as to what the diagnosis is for this. the place who can look at it cant do so until next friday. the dude at the place who looked at it today said its something electronic. he had the vehicle computer hooked up to his diagnosis tool and cleared the code(s) but it still came on. i know the black rod behind the driver wheel has or might have something to do with it. can anyone help please? im lost, stressed, broke but still love the car and feel its worth it to fix.
#1349 of 1407 Re: 02 a6 2.7t ABS issues and sounds [jhamilton32]
Sep 07, 2011 (12:38 am)
You did the correct thing in replacing the front ball joints & other needed parts as this is a reoccurring problem. Hope you had an alignment done as well.
Three things you need to do;
Brake pads and rotors front
Wheel alignment front
Power Steering system
Jack up the front end of the car, remove both front tires and with a flash light compare the brake pads on the left side with the right side.If the right side has more wear (less pad thickness) or the rotor show signs of
unusual wear, groves, scratches.
Second point check the power steering system; I will have to research this and get back to you. if it is electronically controlled steering this could also be a problem. Electronically controlled Power steering controls two function; resistance based on the speed of the car;I.e.,The faster you drive the more resistance, the slower you drive the easier the steering becomes.
Check the Power steering fluid level, top it of with the Audi recommended fluid type, that's in your manual if you have one.
Finally if your A6 is Quattro (All wheel drive (AWD)) this could be a mechanical problem, but will take the easier stuff first.
The ABS issue is Brake related but other than unusual brake wear you most likely will not see the problem because it's electronically controlled by sensors on each wheel and a central control unit called an ECU. What you need for this is the error code that your shop guy cleared with that diagnostic device.
If you have a power steering pump, check the belt that drives it and the tensioner for that belt, if the belt is loose or the tensioner is not turning smoothly the steering may be binding.
I will get back to you as soon as I find the information that might help.
Keep in mind that your car was not designed for "Do it yourself Mechanics".
the extent of what you can do on your car is directly related to having the correct devices to diagnose the problem, and one of those things is $$$$$$$.
If this is a brake problem, (ABS) you should leave this to a professional shop or Audi Dealer as it's a safety issue. The purpose of the information I'm passing on to provide you enough knowledge that should you go to a repair shop you can converse and hopefully understand that what they are telling is correct or not.
JKAudiA6 PS the Black Wheel behind the driver wheel?????????
#1350 of 1407 Re: 02 a6 2.7t ABS issues and sounds [jkaudia6]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 07, 2011 (8:38 am)
This also sounds like a possible issue with the AWD.
#1351 of 1407 Re: 02 a6 2.7t ABS issues and sounds [jkaudia6]
Sep 07, 2011 (9:44 am)
Back again jhamilton32 !
Well no luck finding a document for the suspension but while reading I forgot the ESP system. ESP is an electronic traction control which regulates vehicle handling through the braking system. ESP and ABS are controlled by the same ECU unit along with engine management. In critical circumstances these systems work together to keep the vehicle on the road: Wheel spin, Aquaplaning in wet weather, or tight turns where the rear end might brake loose.
If you have Dashboard warning lights for either of these systems this would be another place to look. As a follow up those to tie rods that are or were touching should not be. Check to make sure that one or the other is not bent. If you are the second owner and the vehicle is high mileage perhaps the first owner neglected to inform you that one of those tie rods was replaced in the past.
Here is a TSB
http://uberlame.com/a6_tsb/Electrical/ESP%20light%20on%20(DTC%20Please%20read%20engine%20control%20unit).pdf for a more recent Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) on ESP ABS.
I hope this has been of some help. ESP and ABS are dynamic systems and as a result
rather complicated to trouble shoot without a CAN BUS II device.
Best of Luck