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.
Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt on Audi A6 Quattro
Average mileage: 112,538 (60,000–200,000)
Engines affected: 2.7L V6 Turbo, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6
19 people reported this problem
replaced timing belt without replacing water pump.. big no no do both at the same time, it's only a matter of time before the water pump fails
2000 Audi A6 Quattro - 2.8L V6 134,000 mi, Visitor
car over heats and makes a loud noise and the right side exhaust pipes shakes and stalls the car at lights. I loved my car but after only 1 year its a lemon.
2000 Audi A6 Quattro - 2.8L V6 139,810 mi, Visitor
it looks like the water pump pully is no good its making a loud knocking nose and spinning weird
Replaced Timing Belt and all other accessible items at 63K. Now at 128K there's a loud clatter from the front of the engine. Time for another Timing Belt job.
2000 Audi A6 Quattro - 2.7L V6 Turbo 63,500 mi, Visitor
Momemntum Audi Houston. Took the car in for the reason it didnt start one fine evening and there seems to be a leakage in Coolant line. Following items replaced Ignition sensor, both fuel pumps, Both water pumps, some more sensors total repair cost 5000$ 2 months after buying the car from Momentum Audi. Took 45 days to repair.