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Audi a6 98 car shakes

I have no idea about car repairs but i don't want to get screwed over by a shady mechanic. One guy told me all I need is a tune up and the other guy said I need to replace my coils. He also said the coils are a common problem with the Audi's. Please help!!!

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  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    is the shaking related to engine performace? meaning does it sound like it is not running right?

    if so then then listen to above request.

    if the engine sounds good then might want to give a quick look at bulging tires or wheel balancing just on the front wheels. could also be brake rotors being warped. when was the last time you had brakes done. If over 25,000 mi i would take a good look at them. Do your brakes feel like there pulsating when you rest your foot on pedal at over 30 MPH? Check these only if your cars engine sounds good and no engine DTC' (check engine light not on)

  • AFMtech May 11, 2010

    What engine does it have? Coil packs were/are a common problem on all VAG group cars, but mainly on 1.8T, 2.0 and 3.0 engines. Given the age of your vehicle the only one of these at this time would of been the 1.8T, these had an earlier type of coil pack and are usually pretty reliable. Doesnt rule it out though. When were your spark plugs last changed?


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If the vehicle shakes all the time when driving, it is possible a coil pack fault, and yes it is common, if it shakes when you get toa certain MPH, its possible tyre fault or wheel balancing

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It could also be the rack and pinion unit under the battery. Getting this tightened could solve your problem.

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