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#930 of 1402 Re: 2004 A6 problems [jgurrala]
Oct 11, 2007 (2:18 pm)
I faced a very similar problem with my 2005 Audi A6 (different platform, but similar issues). Took it to the dealer like 3 times and then I had to figure out the issue myself. Here's what you do:
Go to audiforums.com
Go to the TSB's. You will see the link at the very top of the page under the headline banner. These are Audi's technical service bulletins and they usually uncover most of these types of issues. Turns out my dealer must not have read them because I found 2 TSBs that exactly addressed my issue, I printed them and left them on the seat for the technician to review, and he fixed the car perfectly. Runs like new now.
Here's the link for the TSB for your car. Make sure you copy this whole link into your browser. I found 2 particular TSBs that might be of help:
Take a look at any of the TSBs that begin with "Power Train". They aren't very descriptive on the site but there is a number associated with your TSB and any Audi technician can look it up and see what the recommended solution is.
That's just my 2 cents, but the TSBs on my car told them EXACTLY the issues. Turns out that the '05 A6 came with the wrong fluid in the automatic transmission. My car started to vibrate violently when it was shifting up gears. They replaced the tranny fluid with the proper new Audi fluid and the car runs like a charm.
There was a second issue of a vibration in the rear. TSB told them to properly balance the transaxle or something like that. They did it and voila. Worked.
#931 of 1402 Audi A6 Timing belt
Oct 17, 2007 (7:30 am)
we actually own two 1999's, one an A6 and the other, an A$. Both are working very well, and we love the cars.
The A6 has approx. 100,000 miles, and I would like to keep the car for a long time. I'm told that the biggest risk is the timing belt, and that for preventive maintenance, I should get it changed sooner than the later suggested maintenance schedule, if simply to avoid a disaster happening on a trip.
#932 of 1402 Re: Audi A6 Timing belt [audilover]
Oct 17, 2007 (2:49 pm)
I share (shared) you concern. Mine is a 2001 2.7T. At the 90K service interval earlier this year I had the timing belt changed. I started asking about it at 60K and the service department assured me there was no problem - still, like you, I'd like to keep this car for a long time. I actually bought a Toyota 4Runner in September to drive to work three days a week just to extend the life of the Audi. Anyway, I had some other stuff done at 90K (oil change, tire rotation, etc.) and the bill came to about $2800. Money well spent.
#933 of 1402 Re: Audi A6 Timing belt [kirby2010]
Oct 21, 2007 (2:36 pm)
Then I surmise from your suggestion that getting it done (again)at 170k is propably not wasted money?
#934 of 1402 Re: Audi A6 Timing belt [audilover]
Dec 02, 2007 (5:31 pm)
I am looking to replace timing belt on '99 audi. The dealer wants $2200 for this service alone. Wonder what others are paying and opinions on other options here in Kansas City. Thanks.
#935 of 1402 transmission?
Dec 03, 2007 (4:11 pm)
I was happily driving my 1997 audi A6 quattro SW when at a stoplight, without any warning the car didn't engage the transmission anymore, the engine runs fine, the shift goes in all positions but it doesn't engage.....
Is it the transmission?
I had a mechanic over the phone tell me it's a 3000 USD job to replace the transmission, too much definitely for a car with 100K but I was wondering if ther isn't any way to "repair" a transmission, or maybe it's the fluid? (but such an abrupt stop, can it be the fluid?0.
any advice, thanks,
#936 of 1402 Re: Audi A6 Timing belt [hearthawk]
Dec 04, 2007 (6:40 pm)
Hate to tell you that I just had mine replaced. But here in Ottawa, Canada, they charged us $1,250. Since our dollar is at par, I cannot explain the difference... But I believe that based on my recent research that if you want to keep your car (and Audis can go on forever), this is a worthwhile endeavour.
#937 of 1402 1999 A6 Audi Serpentine Belt & Tensioner Repair
Dec 05, 2007 (5:07 pm)
Just paid $459 for the serpentine belt & tensioner repair on my Audi A6. Is this a fair price? Wholesale parts were less than $80 - but okay, so the local 'non-Audi' dealer made a few dollars ... looks like a bit of labor to reach this system.
Any comparable costs out there? Is this a fair price?
#938 of 1402 Audi MMI failure
Dec 07, 2007 (6:58 pm)
I was recently told that I had to replace the MMI in my A6 Avant. They said it failed because coffee spilled on it. The cup holder is right next to the electronics for the system. My dealer said it's not under warrenty. This seems to be an obvious design flaw. Should'nt the components be shielded from spills, or moved to a less vunerable place. I'd love to hear from others that may have had this problem. BTW, I don't remember spilling anything!
#939 of 1402 love my 2003 A6 3.0 quattro but here the problem
Dec 11, 2007 (7:18 am)
Bought used with 48000 miles on it in jan.07,now with 62000 miles on it and just having the 60000 mile service done the check engine light is on.What could it be,also noticed oil is low is this normal,plus noticed puddle under car under front bumper think its the headlight washer leaking.Love the car and want to keep it,but,is this the start of audi hell for me.Found a good repair shop with very good techs who infrom me that timing belt should be replaced at 60 to 70000 miles should i go to 90 or 100000 miles before that srevice is done.They only want 900 dollars to do it?Please help really love this car