1997 Audi A6 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Audi A6

1997 Audi A6 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter

A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt

The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.

Multi-Link Suspension Components May Wear Prematurely

Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create steering alignment problems.

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1997 Audi A6 Questions

power windows and power locks do not work.instrument cluster (gauges)do not work (1 answer)

#8 fuse repeatedly blows when i try to replace it with a new one.

thermostat (1 answer)

do you need to take off the timing belt to change the thermostat?

timing belt installation (1 answer)

how do you change a timing belt? and are the lines by the crankshafts suppose to line up?

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1997 Audi A6 Recalls

Recall 97V175000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DISCHARGE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY UNDER LOW HUMIDITY CONDITIONS CAN ACTIVATE THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG WHEN THE DRIVER ENTERS OR EXITS THE VEHICLE AND FORMS AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BY TOUCHING CERTAIN AREAS OF THE STEERING WHEEL.
Recall 97V115000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE REAR SEAT BELT RETRACTORS MAY NOT LOCK PROPERLY WHEN ENGAGED, OR NOT REMAIN LOCKED AFTER BEING ENGAGED.

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