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#973 of 1402 Identifying Audi A6 Engine & transmission types (repost of #972)
Apr 13, 2008 (9:00 am)
I have a 1998 A6 Quattro wagon and it appears there were mid-year changes. Both the C4 platform with engines AAH and AFC (2.8L V6 2v) and the C5 platform with engines AHA and ATQ (2.8L V6 5v) were sold as model year 1998. I wish to purchase the correct Bentley service CD and am trying to identify which platform version I have. My VIN starts with WAUJC84A8WN and my emissions sticker identifies the car as being in emissions group WADXV02. Can you help?
#974 of 1402 Re: Identifying Audi A6 Engine & transmission types (repost of #972) [docvo
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 15, 2008 (11:10 am)
This is a duplicate question that you have already asked in our Answers Department, and it has been answered!
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#975 of 1402 Re: obd light [minturn]
Apr 16, 2008 (9:18 am)
I agree with your dialogue. Bought a new 2000 A6 2.7T for $42,400 +TTL in June, 2000. Fortuneately, and at the last minute, bought the extended warranty. This car would have literally bankrupted me if the extended warranty had NOT been purchased. Sold the car to a private party in October, 2006 w/ 99,750 miles for $11,500.00. A drop in value of about 73% over 6 years which in itself is probably about average for a luxury type automobile.The problems over these 6 years included:
1.) steering wheel vibration above 60 mph.
2.) steering wheel vibration during braking
3.) leaking air conditioning
4.) warped front brake rotors....replaced 4 times....problem not resolved
5.) purchased my own drilled rotors....solved problem at my expense
6.) noisy heater fan blower motor
7.) climate control module failure
8.) drivers/passenger front window infrastructure replacement
9.) driver's manual door lock failure
10.) central alarm system failure...windows going up/down uncontrolled
11.) oxygen sensor failure
12.) leaking valve cover gaskets
13.) secondary fan cooling motor failure
14.) turn signal module failure
15.) vibration in dash
16.)air bag light stuck on
17.) turbo failure at 95,000 miles.....even with mobil1 changes every 5,000 miles.
18.) leaking rear axle seals
19.) front bumper almost torn off from curb stop due to manufacture defect
20.)paint peeled off lower rocker panels almost from new.
21.)upper/lower tie rod end failure at 60,000 miles.
22.) poor remote key fob operational distance
23.) poor fuel filler neck construction...fuel will gush out if on auto fill.
These cars are really a nightmare......totally a lease car that you return in 3 years (under warranty) and never look back. I have never had 1 of these 23 items happen on my 98' TOY camry and don't expect that I will until deep into the 100,000 + miles.
#976 of 1402 1999 Audi A6 Electrical problems
Apr 17, 2008 (4:36 pm)
I have a 1999 Audi A6.My p.windows,sunroof and power locks suddenly stopped working and I get a constant buzzing as if the head lights were left on while I'm driving.Can anyone help me with this problem.Please
#977 of 1402 A6 WONT TURN OVER!!!
Apr 30, 2008 (4:28 pm)
I get into my car (1998 A6 Quattro) last Wednesday morning and without a problem arrived at school. After a long day, I rushed to my car and-Nothing. It didnt even attempt to turn over...the stater just clicked. I got the car towed and delivered to a shop. Being that it was 8 PM they were closed. Arriving in the morning the shop said it fired right up. They did a battery diagnostic check and it was fine. I picked it up and went along with my week like it was nothing. Today, exactly one week later i got into my car to go to school...no problem. I got in to leave and same exact problem!
ANYONE EVER HEAR OF THIS?!?!?!? THANKS!
Davidreese90hotmail.com if anyone has any direct answers.
#978 of 1402 Audi 1998 A4 ABS/Brake problem
May 05, 2008 (1:54 pm)
I have an 1998 Audi A4. I bought this from a dealer an year ago. It has 76000 miles on it. A month back i saw a problem in which the engine rpm used to shoot really high and the car speed used to go low. when i used to stop and park the car for few mins, the car used to drive normally. this happend couple of times over a period of two months. So, i took it to the mechanic to have it checked and the mechanic told everything was fine. I drove the car and went onto to the freeway and within 5miles my car broke with a major jerk noise and the check engine, brake , abs symbol came up. I was never able to start the vehicle again. The mechanic checked the vehicle and again said everything was fine with the vehicle. Thereafter the car used to drive normally but sometimes used to stop with abs, brake symbol coming up. I took the car to the dealer and he made spend 750$ and replaced a shifter chip in the triptronic unit. This didnt fix the issue. I am still seeing the failure. Also, now i am seeing the airbag symbol flashing. I took it to the dealer again, and he says he doesnt know what the problem is. Has anyone had the same issue? Any suggestions to fix the issue would be greatly appreciated.
#979 of 1402 Re: 99 A6 quattro CV outer boot [yash1]
May 24, 2008 (11:18 am)
Have you reached an understanding on a fair price to install two cv boots? I just received an estimate of $950.00. I would be interested in what you have learned.
#980 of 1402 Indy Repair Shop around Framingham MA
May 24, 2008 (2:53 pm)
I live in Framingham MA and have a 2001 A6 2.7T and have oil leaks in the turbos. The dealer tells me $2,000 to pull the engine and then another $4,000 - $6,000 to fix the problem depending upon what they find. Anyone know of a indy dealer around Framingham MA that I could bring it to? $6-$8 K sounds outrageous and I would like to get another opinion. Thanks for the help...
#981 of 1402 2001 A6 Auto Transmission Problem.. is this common?
May 27, 2008 (8:17 am)
I'm a newbie to this forum, so I'm especially looking forward to your feedback. I did a search for this topic, but didn't find anything similar previously.
Well, here's my problem. I bought my dad's 2001 A6 2.7 with Tiptronic last summer. It's a great car and has only 68,000 miles. But a couple of months ago I noticed that when I started the car in the morning and put it in Drive, the engine revs would speed up to 2000-2200 rpm, while the car would barely accelerate. It was as if the tranny was not engaged with the engine properly and only a tiny amount of power was going to the wheels.
As soon as this happens (virtually every morning at start-up), I ease off the gas pedal for a second or two, then press down again. At this point, the car drives perfectly for the rest of the day. If I drive somewhere, park it for an hour or twon, then start it again, it drives just fine.
Lately, though, the problem has become a bit more pronounced. Sometimes I can rev the just-started engine to 2800 rpm with hardly any power going to the wheels.
My mechanic checked bulletins and found that Audi redersigned the torque converter because the original design was prone to an internal seal leaking, which would cause this problem.
He called a buddy who works in the Parts dept. at the local Audi dealer who said "Yup, that's the problem", and that they stock these new replacement torque converters (at $970 a pop), since they sell one or two a week to suckers like me.
Though Audi recognizes that this is a problem, it doesn't do anything to mitigate the expense of replacing defective converters. By the way, labor is estimated to take 17 hours, since the tranny has to be removed.. so the total deal is like $2,100+... and that's using my own skilled and very fair mechanic. God knows what the dealer would charge.
Have any of you Audi owners heard of this issue or experienced it first hand? What do you think of this situation- is Audi being fair or am I being unreasonable in feeling a bit pissed off?
#982 of 1402 2005 A6 maintenance
May 28, 2008 (10:18 am)
I'm trying to find a good source online for Audi parts. Particularly, I'm looking for air filters, cabin filters, oil filters, and spark plugs. I'm wanting to order a Bentley manual for it, but in the meantime, I have a few questions:
1. Can somebody direct me to where the cabin filter is? I suspect is under the hood in the cowl, but want to make sure.
2. Also, is the oil filter best accessed from under the car? I suspect I have to remove those plastic panels, but want to confirm.
3. Where are the attachment points for the plastic covers on the engine? I want to swap spark plugs, but don't want to break anything in the process.
I know, I know. Basic questions, but I'm used to BMW's and Jeeps.