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oil leak at the valve cover

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Jul 10, 2009

Audi recommends using 75w 90 gear oil. You will need about 1.5 Liters.

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1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Jul 04, 2009

the only charging port is the low side,follow the large ac line/hose untill u come acrosss it it will be small compared to the high side port on the small ac line/hose dont use this port to charge

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Jun 28, 2009

No, they are not. THe A4 and the A6 chassis are different, the bumpers have a similar style and look to them, but they are not interchangable.

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Jun 23, 2009

put a clamp on the heater hoses ,expensive repair i think ,,possible climatic control computer

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Jun 14, 2009

um this is pretty simple if this car had a alarm before that proboly where

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Jun 06, 2009

ask the main dealer as someone may have wires up wrong, if they have it could mean fire. or it may just be some numpty that has rewired you rear speekers, check thee speeker wire, if it not speeker wire go to main dealer to have a quick look, they shouldnt charge you for that good luck

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Jun 05, 2009

It is by the driver side underneath the left side of the carpet.

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on May 27, 2009

Hi there, this could be a faulty thermostat but typically, these issues are caused by air locks in the heating system when the car cooling system is drained to take the head off.

The water pump may be working which is fine but there may be some big air bubbles in the pipes that carry the water from the engine to the heater matrix.

Have you tried without starting the car, taking off the water filler cap, not the coolant refill cap but the radiatpr cap. Not sure if this cap is actually on the radiator on the Audi or if there is one locatd closer to the thermostate housing, but once the cap is off top up the water to just below the neck and then squeeze the water hoses around the radiator to try and push water into the cooling system. You need to to squeeze quickly and with both hands to try and force water around the system and then slowly let the hose expand in your hands. Watch for bubbles coming out of the filler so that you can top up the water level again as it goes down. There will be a lot of bubbles if its really air locked and you may have to spend some time doing this. Keep toping up the water level though and once you can't seem to get any more bubbles out. Then if you can close the system again - i.e. put the radiator cap on and go for a ride. if possible find a steep incline where you can point the car up a steep incline and get the engine really reving to push the water round the system.

Go home - wait for the engine to cool and if the heater has not started to work on that trip, once the engine is cool, repeat the process with the hose squeezing to see if you can get more bubbles out, followed by toping up and so on.

If that really makes no improvement the worrys would be that your right that the thermostat could be bad although you should notice that with the temperature gauge moving up pretty rapidly and the car getting over hot if the thermostat is stuck shut. If its stuck open then it wouldn't stop the heater working it would just be slow to warm up.

It could also be the heater valve on the hot/cold switch where teh valve is not opening, and a last ditch issue would be that the water pump is not working.

My advise would be try and clear the air lock first. Also if you have a manual for the car (haynes manual), they normally talk to the correct way to refill the heating system to prevent the air locks. Some times there are venting points on the block that can be unscrewed to bleed the air out but for that you need the manual.

I hope that will at least help some - best wishes.

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on May 17, 2009

Tap around the edges of the tire with a rubber mallet. But be sure to have the car jacked up safely and watch yout feet while doing so. It is being held on by rust at this point. This should loosen it up.

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on May 09, 2009

It's under the rear seat on the right side of the car. Pull the two phillips screws at the front lower edge of the rear seat bench and lift the seat out from the front edge and then out. The battery is held down with a 13mm bolt and tall bracket. Cables are 10mm nuts.

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on May 06, 2009


1996 Audi A6 | Answered on May 05, 2009

CLICK HERE for Timing info on your vehicle.

These were probably the pics you couldnt see due to size limits on FixYa.

As long as you have not taken apart yet. Just align the marks up and use the cam tool align the crank sprokett. The Audi is that way. I think it will be # 3 that is at top dead center. As long as the marks are aligned you are fine. All the audi I have ever done even the newer ones # 1 is never at top dead center. This is not an american car that everybody is use to working on.

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1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Apr 23, 2009

Sounds like a brake pad warning light. There are 'sensors' in your front brake pads to let you know when they are low, if they are genuine audi pads then you usually have quite a bit left on the pads when it first warns you. Worth getting them checked out though and the rear as they're not monitored. This link should help.

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Apr 21, 2009

not posotive about your particular model but in 18 years of doing this I never saw more than 120,000 replacement interval. so prob not long over but shouldnt chance it!

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Apr 19, 2009

most of teh times previous owner write the code you need to type on the radio in order to reset it, but if not pull the radioout get the serial umber of the radio and have the vin number ready and then call the dealer service deparmet they shoul be hable to give you the code

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Apr 03, 2009

make it go back to the open position,look down the side of the tracks in the roof that the sun shade slides in and you will probable find the guides for the sunshade are jamming up the tracks. only way to replace them<4 one in each corner> is to remove the glass section and then close sunshade that will give access to the 4 guides which are available from dealer as a kit

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Mar 25, 2009

Maybe it needs a tune up?

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Mar 17, 2009

Consult your cars Owners Manual.

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Mar 17, 2009

As far as the central locking issue, it sounds like you need to replace your central locking pump. You can buy them online.
I have a 95 A6 and I am in the process of looking for a new central locking pump.
The part number may be 4A0 862 257 J, that is what it is for me.
There are directions online as to how to change this yourself once you get the part. If you buy from the dealership the part is $500.
Be thankful your child locks weren't engaged. We haven't been able to open our back doors since the pump went out.

1996 Audi A6 | Answered on Mar 02, 2009

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