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Audi A6 Quattro Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt

Audi A6 Quattro Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Engines Affected: 2.7L V6 Turbo, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6

Average Mileage: 100,044 mi (60,000 mi - 139,810 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 2.8L V6, 134,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 2.8L V6, 139,810 mi

    it looks like the water pump pully is no good its making a loud knocking nose and spinning weird

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  • bflaggs, , 3.0L V6, 60,000 mi

    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

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  • ckv001, , 2.7L V6 Turbo, 128,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6 Turbo, 63,500 mi

    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.

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