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#749 of 1407 Re: Audi A6 3.0 Balancing/Wheel/Tire problems [fki2]
Jun 14, 2006 (12:43 am)
Glad to give one perspective. I don't do a lot of highway driving and on a recent trip I noticed I had a bit of a shimy. On my last service interval I had the tires balanced and rotated. Most of it disappeared. But the service rep told me I had been driving on under inflated tires. Not sure how he know this but it's certainly plausible. He went on to say that new tires would solve the problem. I haven't had this problem in the past but I went quite a while without keeping an eye on the air pressure. These were new tires at about 55K. (2001 2.7T w/6-speed, new in March 2001, now with 76K)
Some of the roads are terrible here and I "try" to keep an eye on air pressure. My compressor gave out a year ago and I wasn't doing a very good job. After that service check I got a new compressor and am back to a every two or three week check as a precaution.
For those who may be skeptical about the roads - I have about 20 miles of two lane country road to the office. Six stop signs, one stop light. Winter is hard on the roads and they really aren't designed for the traffic. Even at 30-40 mph the car takes a beating. A tire pressure gauge and small compressor are must-haves.
At 40K you must be close to needing new tires. Balanced and properly inflated I think you'll be okay. If those are new tires it could be a different story.
#750 of 1407 Re: Audi A6 3.0 Balancing/Wheel/Tire problems [fki2]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:12 am)
As far as brake "shimmy", I went through 4 sets of front factory rotors (on my 2000 A6) with no solution until installing a pair of drilled Zimmerman after market rotors, and they solved that problem.
Also, rotating and balancing the tires seems to take of driving "shake" every other oil change, about 12,000 miles.
#751 of 1407 Audi 2006 rotors
Jun 23, 2006 (7:28 am)
Does 2006 A6 have the type of rotors which have to replaced whenever the brake pads are replaced?
Jun 28, 2006 (8:52 am)
I have enjoyed my A6 but have had several problems that were not serious but very annoying. The latest problems are: 1. winshield washer fluid leaking occasionally-been in for service 3 times and they can't find problem.
2. After sitting in sun for a period of time my radio will not work-CD player does-radio comes on 10minutes after start up.
3. Finish on all door handles peels and has been peeling since the first year.
Has anyone had these problems or knows of a solution?
#753 of 1407 Re: A6 Issues [duggan1]
Jun 28, 2006 (9:00 am)
I have an A6 4.2 2003
For the washer, look closely at the assembly at the base where the pump connects. Mine failed there.
Door handles.... not sure what year you have, but I understand that it was a product composition problem they fixed in most recent years, but older models we are "stuck"
No issues with radio systems
#754 of 1407 Re: A6 Issues [bossfifty]
Jun 28, 2006 (12:16 pm)
Thanks, I will have them check this
#755 of 1407 Bluetooth Question
Jul 02, 2006 (5:59 pm)
I have just gotten a 2006 A6 Quattro. I have Bluetooth capability but don't have the voice recognition package. The system works great when I'm driving and need to talk and listen to a call. But is there any way to transfer a call on the Bluetooth-connected phone from the car's audio system to the Bluetooth phone itself? If I'm driving and my wife wants to use the phone to call one of her friends, I'd rather not have to listen to the call (and she'd rather not have to crane her neck to talk into the in-car microphone). Any help would be appreciated.
#756 of 1407 Re: Bluetooth Question [underradar]
Jul 04, 2006 (12:26 pm)
Hi, I have a 2006 BMW X5 3.0i with a bluetooth package. My step mother has an 06 A6 like yours, and our bluetooth is virtually the same. So, with my experience the only way to avoid having my friend's/parents listen to my conversations is to go on my phone (razr V3, most motorollas are seteup this way) into 1.) the main menu, select settings 2.) Select Connections 3.) select bluetooth and 4.) (you must be in the car to do this with the phone connected, if you're connected there should be some name for your connection displayed on the phone, select it/highlight it) and select to disconect. Later when you want it back repeat the process however select connect in step 4. Hope this helps, only problem I've had doing this is sometimes after 10 minutes or so the phone reconnects itself to the bluetooth in my car. It's the best I can do haha.
#757 of 1407 Re: Bluetooth Question [christianm]
Jul 04, 2006 (2:54 pm)
Thanks for the reply, Christianm. I had figured that was an option - I just hoped it wasn't the only option.
My wife has the Acura MDX with a handsfree-operated phone. All she has to do is say "Transfer" and the phone call goes onto her phone and off the sound system. I like that approach better.
#758 of 1407 Re: audi a6 service [ylwman]
Jul 04, 2006 (9:09 pm)
the squicks that you heard indicate that the brake pads need replacing.
the pads do not wear even because the caliper is stuck and the piston push against one pad only.
if you had that problem in the front brakes you would feel it in the steering as the steering wheel will pull to one side during braking.
get the shop to release the caliper and apply caliper grease.