Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt on Audi A6 Quattro

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 112,538 (60,000–200,000)
Engines affected: 2.7L V6 Turbo, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6
10 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
19 people reported this problem
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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
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.
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.
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.