Question about 1996 Audi A6
My fuel line is leaking right under the right hand said front seat. It has gotten worse and it appears to be corroded. How do I go about replacing this myself? I'm quite good at repairs when told what/how to do....just CANNOT afford to take it to a mechanic anytime soon and it must be fixed. I need it for work and no spare cash. What do I need to do to repair this and where can I get detailed info on how to do this?
Just go to youtube, lots of videos on repairing fuel line leaks. The ones I watched seemed to all be replacing metal sections with the new plastic rigid tubing used on a lot of cars since the early '90's. With the proper flaring tools, I am sure there are videos on replacing sections with metal lines, if you prefer that.
Posted on Jun 25, 2017
Use some plastic tubing and a clamp for each end to replace the corroded section of fuel line.
Posted on Jun 25, 2017
Is the line leaking a metal line or "hose" line. You really should replace the line...USE FLARE NUT wrenches ONLY...!!!!!
A metal line can be spliced using copper line, a flare tool, compression flare fittings,etc.. A good mechanic will be able to help.
Any leaking fuel line should be replaced... ,, USE FLARE NUT wrenches ONLY...
Posted on Jun 25, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: '97 A4 1.8T, coolant leak resulted in brief overheat,leak fixed,diag.code now shows #2 cyl.missing (badly), compression good,injectors good,coils/plugs good,missing badly,could the brief overheat have
did the car over heat for long?
there could possibly be damage to your head like warping due to overheating and blowing a head gasket or something along those lines .
first check the oil dipstick is it milky?
then check the coolant is it oily?
and when it is running is it blowing any white smoke?
if you replaced the plugs and it is misfiring did you plug the wire all the way back on the plugs if not then the problem is a plug wire being loose and loosing connection with the plug.
sounds like a simple fix if you don't have water in your oil or white smoke coming out the exhaust.
troubleshooting it can be a bigger job but if you nail the right symptoms down you can corner the problem.
like if it is a coil pack or bad wire switch them with another one and see if the problem follows the wire or coil pack.for instance take the number one plug wire off and the number two wire off and put the number one wire on number two and see if the number one misfires. if so then the wire is the problem if not then try numbers three and four until you find out which cylinder is the culprit.
good luck and happy hunting.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
i had the same problem with mine there is a bleed down solenoid on the side of the air pump this can stick and let the air the pump is pumping straight to the outlet i cleaned it and chacked the spring and it now works fine
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
1998 Audi A6 2.8
It could be that the thermostat is stuck in the open position thus providing maximum coolant flow through the engine when the engine is still cold, ie from a cold start. (The thermo should close when the engine is stopped and cold and it opens up once the coolant temp increases and the engine has been running for a few minutes.) Once the engine is hot maximum coolant flow between engine and radiator is normal.
Do you also find that your heater takes a while to provide warm air to the cabin in winter when you notice this condition?
If you do not know when the thermostat was last changed then I would suggest you change it. ( If it malfunctions and sticks in the closed position you will really have a problem). The radiator/engine coolant could no doubt do with a flush and change in any event as it should be done every 2 years. If you don't know when it was last done - do it. Cooling systems tend to be a neglected part of essential vehicle maintenance.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
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