Fluid Leak From Transmission Output Shaft Seal on Audi A6 Quattro

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A fluid leak may develop from the propeller shaft seal on the rear of the transmission. Our technicians tell us that replacing the seal will commonly correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 118,204 (67,000–177,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
16 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
42 people reported this problem
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audi is leaking oil from shaft seal, cam seal and other places... what would be the charge to get them fixed?
leaking fluid
smoke leaks in cabin from oil leak in transmission. cannot find repair or replacement for transmission. the car is setting idel in drive.
Oil leak from transmission output shaft seal - just another frequent and expensive repair on this vehicle.
Transmission issue
I constantly compained of the drip in my garage! Dealer repplaced my Pro shaft seal and 1,500 miles later, my transmission blew- car is useless. Audi will not take responsibility
tailshaft seal was leaving drips on my garage floor. replaced the seal and it stopped leaking
I noticed a slick oil spot in my driveway after moving my car. I think it's is the transmission fluid because my car have been shifting hard in reverse ONLY. And I do not stay on a hill. This is the only problem I'm having with this car. Feed back please? Thanks
Transmission leak at output shaft
Finally the trans. blew. Ended up a huge and ugly argument with Audi. (I had been complaining about a slight drip under passengers side for 2 years. I have the paper trail) Fought, fought, fought for my rights with Audi. They think they gave me something but I still paid over $7,000. for repair.
Advise - hang in there and keep your paperwork, they change my wording to, "Customer requests 5 point check-up." My paperwork proved I said, "Customer complains of a leak under passengers side."
Seal fixed the problem, 6mm allen head bolt, almost stripped out, very tight.