2002 Audi A6
2002 Audi A6 questions and answers
Q: How reliable is the 2002 Audi A6 2.7T?
I'm buying one of these...can anyone give some kind of review of the car? Reliability, maintenance, performance, etc.
A: Take care of it and you shouldnt have problems, big maintenance around 90k.
Q: Help !!! Audi A6 2002 3.0l?
Guys, Where do I find the level stick to check the transmission oil level for Audi 2002 A6 3.0l??? Does anyone know where is it located at??? Thanks
A: Audi has a "lifetime" tranny oil, so there is no place to check it yourself without taking things apart...have it replaced when you reach the interval
Q: 2002 Audi A6 Where's the fuel filter?
Does anyone know where the fuel filter is located on a 2002 Audi A6 avant?
A: between then fuel tank and the body of the car if you sit approximately on the right rear passanger side the filter would be right exactly under you
Q: 2002 AUDI A6 Auto,Transmission Fluid/Filter change??? should I?
I have a 2002 Audi A6. I can tell by working on it that it has been Maintained but I have no records. It has 113,000 and I want to change the Transmission fluid and filter using the "blau kit". My experience on CHEVY transmissions tells me not to if it has not been done within 60,000 miles because of the washing effect will keep clogging the new filter. Is it the same with Audi will it clog the filter and cause it to slip??? I plan to keep the car a whiiiiiiiiile or unleast until the stimulus package kicks in. Ha Yes, it would be a partial, but I have no way to completely flush it I just figure mostly new and a new filter ever 20-30k from here on in is better than ignoring it. At least I'll feel like I'm doing something.
A: You should, but its a pain. You have to take off the pan on the bottom and clean the magnets not to mention you have to pump in the fluid in. I was going to do it, but im not sure I want to deal with all that. If your confident in your skills go for it.
Q: Radiator Fan Controller for Audi 2002 A6 3.0?
I'm looking to buy Radiator Fan Controller for my Audi 2002 A6 3.0 engine. Does anyone one know where I can find it ?? Thanks
A: i wouldnt know why you would need one but on almost EVERY aftermarket website you can find one. or if you your very meticulous make one yourself.
Q: 2002 AUDI a6 good deal?
I want to get this car for $14000. It has 3.0 v6 engine with 60k miles but no warranty. Got the cd player and everything else that was available at the time. Also, it is white. I've searched cars.com and other places, but can't find any that are white. Is this a bad thing? I personally think white looks better than the black on this car. What do you think?
A: haha. I had the same question when I bought my 2002 3.0 Audi A6 Quattro (its red BTW). I bought it for 16000 about a year and a half ago. So far the interior is beautiful, it hold ups great, but its given me lots of mechanical problems: torn drive boot, leaking transmission oil, faulty exhaust sensor, worn wheel bearing etc. And the parts are EXPENSIVE!! If you think that its the car for you, then by all means get it, but keep in mind that not only will you be paying the 14K, but also for the repairs as well. So far I have probably spent close to 2 grand in repairs and I only had the car a year and a half!
Q: 2002 Audi A6 2.7T XENON headlight not auto leveling?
A: yea i had this problem...one of my headlights was 'stuck', aimed a little low...i had a local audi mechanic recalibrate it....so yea listen to the guy above me
Q: Have 2002 audi a6 3.0. The engine went.., sludge problem. 47000 miles. Anyone have this problem?
The dealer says the sludge buildup caused something to seize and the timing chain went. The engine is shot. does this make sense with a car with 47000 miles
A: Good news, Your car should still be under the 50,000 limited / 60,000 powertrain warranty. So it will be a free repair because timing belts are not scheduled to be changed until the 75,000 to 105,000 mile mark. And yes, the timing belt has been known to break at such low mileage, because they CAN break due to any number of reasons. It doesn't always happen because the belt is old. The main cause for the V6 is due to the water pump seizing, the idler roller seizing, the belt being shredded over time by jumping one of the rollers, or the tensioner applying too much pressure as it ages. Not engine sludge. I suspect the mechanic isn't correct on the issue, because if the engine just seized, the belt would still be intact, it doesn't continue trying to turn after the engine dies. It is an outside force that causes them to break, and then the engine continues to run out of synch until it dies a few seconds later after it has smashed the piston heads against the valves. If he suspects oil sludge, just look at the oil then and see if it's clumpy. Look under the oil filler cap on top of the engine. And since you didn't say if any warning lights came on, then it can only be something else that caused the belt to break. As for the sludge problem, it was a BIG issue only for the 1.8T VW / Audi engines. There were a lot of warranty repairs and they ended up extending the warranty. People who had all their oil change receipts or owners manuals stamped by the dealer, got reimbursement for new engines. People blame it on 2 reasons. 1. Incompetent dealers using everything but the proper mandated 502.00 - 505.00 spec VW/Porsche 5w40 oil. Look in your owners manual. Audi / VW clearly states to use only 5 or 10w30 if 5w40 is not available. And 10w30 is not recommended for long term use. But hey, what does the owner care? It's free oil, and they don't plan on keeping the car long, so use whatever oil the dealer wants to put in it. 2. Incompetent owners going 10-15,000 miles between oil changes on dino oil(blame dealer or VW for not enforcing using proper synthetic oil again). This would be rare for Audis to go over this mileage since they have a service indicator that comes on a little before 8-10,000 miles. VW on the other hand does not have this dash indicator. Audi also had free maintenance every 5k miles up to the 50k limit, but maybe some didn't know about it. Since then though to cut down on costs, they extended the maint. intervals to 10k miles. Meaning you only get 5 dealer visits for oil changes instead of the previous 10(which is bad because of inferior oil that they expect to last that long). Bad brake pads / rotors and other stuff you can bring in to be replaced anytime. The oil you should be using in this car is 5w40. Mobil 1 0w40 meets the 505.00 specs as well. You can also go to the link below and order the pure European brand 5w40 oil. They stock Pentosynth and it costs the same as the Mobil at $6 a quart and comes with the German oil filter as a $65 package I believe. I switched to Pento since I heard Mobil changed their formula. Links below are for ECS tuning to buy oil / parts, A6 forum, link to the sludge letter VW mailed for Audi A4 and VWs. Like I said, no issues have really been raised for the V6 and sludge.
Q: 2002 audi A6 avant auto cvt 6 sp (Ireland)?
I'm thinking of buying one for €14,000 with 3 mth warranty What should I look out for? thanks
A: the stange smell in some cars..
Q: I Have a 2002 Audi A6 3.0.?
It has decent power, however i would really llike to know what i can do or purchase to give it that extra boost. money is not really an issue, im just uneducated
A: If money isnt an issue than its an easy fix trade it in for a S6 or and RS6. but if money is an issue (at least to some degree) than there is some things that can be done although the 3.0 is not the best engine for tuning i would say the best way to get just a little boost in performance is a chip upgrade. But you said money is not an issue so you can go with the PES supercharger and an exhaust and get it tuned the chager is about $5300 i believe and a good exhauset system should run about $1600 with both you should see mid 300HP range (the charger alone gives you 318 HP)
Q: I have a 2002 A6 Audi 3.0. My ESP light is on and my brakes keep stopping my car. What do i Do??
A: The ESp is malfunctioning. It is trying to conrol your vehicle from sliding however it is not sliding... probably a bad sensor. Have the dealership correct it.
Q: My Audi A6's radio is in SAFE MODE, how do I take this off?
I heard you have to enter codes, how do I enter the codes, and what are the codes? I don't know if it's different for every model, I drive a 2002 Audi A6 3.0 Quattaro. Thanks
A: Yes, the codes are different for every model. I had the same thing happen to my Galant & I had to get the code from the dealership. Call your local Audi Dealership, they will have to take out your CD Player to find your code on it.
Q: Do the speakers in an Audi A6 come pre-amped?
I have a 2002 Audi A6 with the Bose sound system do they come pre-amped? or Can i run subwoofers to them?
A: They are amplified
Q: I own an Audi A6-2002. The right lamplight has some moisture in it. I think the lamp has a leak.?
Could someone please guide me on how to open the lamp light and drain out the moisture. I tried leaving the light on high beam for over an hour but not all the moisture cleared out. Do I need to remove the bumper to take out the lamp light? How long does it take? What does it take? Please advice me with as much detail as you can. I tried the dealer but it's a bit too expensive for me right now. I'm trying to find a way to do it myself. Thank you for your responses in advances. They will be highly appreciated.
A: as a temporary fix i would say take the bulb out ad let it air dry its self. it could take a while for all the moisture to get out since it is a small hole but its worth a try. when you do this dry to do it on a dry day so it will clear up faster and so little to no moisture will be in the headlamp. also, is there literally water in the head light or just moisture?
Q: How do you change a headlamp bulb front passengers side on an Audi A6 2.4 SE 2002?
A: Headlights, servicing Headlight bulbs, replacing Low beam bulb (halogen headlight), replacing Removing ‒ For right headlight, remove rear part of air intake duct. ‒ Remove cover from headlight housing. ‒ → Remove connector -2- for low beam bulb. ‒ Remove wire clamp -1- and take bulb out of housing. Installing ‒ Install new bulb in housing. CAUTION! Do not touch the glass part of the bulb with bare hands. ‒ Secure base of bulb with wire clamp. ‒ Reinstall connector and install cover on headlight housing. ‒ Secure cover on housing with wire retainers. Low beam bulb (high intensity gas discharge lamp), replacing WARNING! HIGH VOLTAGE! ◆ Before working on components marked with yellow high voltage symbols, be sure to disconnect the battery after determining the correct coding for the anti-theft radio. Removing ‒ For right headlight, remove rear part of air intake duct. ‒ Remove cover from headlight housing. ‒ → Disconnect electrical connector -1- for gas discharge bulb by turning it counterclockwise. ‒ Remove retainer -2- on gas discharge bulb by turning it counterclockwise. ‒ Remove bulb. Installing ‒ → Install retainer -1- on lugs of gas discharge bulb -3- and insert with both notches (arrows). Now secure by turning clockwise. ‒ Connect electrical connector and reinstall cover on headlight housing. Igniter for gas discharge lamp -N195-, removing and installing WARNING! HIGH VOLTAGE! ◆ Before working on components marked with yellow high voltage symbols, be sure to disconnect the battery after determining the correct coding for the anti-theft radio. Removing ‒ Remove cover for headlight housing. ‒ → Disconnect electrical connector -1- for gas discharge bulb- by turning it counterclockwise. ‒ → Loosen grommet -1- in headlight cover by pushing down on lugs, (arrows). ‒ Now guide connector for gas discharge bulb through opening of cover. ‒ → Disconnect electrical connector -1- from igniter for high intensity gas discharge lamp. ‒ Remove bracket -2- for igniter by removing screw (arrow). ‒ Remove igniter from housing. Installing ‒ Install in reverse order of removal. High beam bulb, removing and installing Removing ‒ For right headlight, remove rear part of air intake duct. ‒ Remove cover from headlight housing. ‒ → Disconnect connector -1-. ‒ Disengage wire clamp -2- and remove bulb from housing. Installing ‒ Install new bulb in housing. CAUTION! Do not touch the glass part of the bulb with bare hands. ‒ Secure base of bulb with wire clamp. ‒ Reconnect electrical connectors and install cover on headlight housing. ‒ Secure cover with wire retainers. Turn signal light bulb, removing and installing Removing ‒ For right headlight, remove rear part of air intake duct. ‒ Remove cover from headlight housing. ‒ → Turn bulb holder -1- counterclockwise and pull it from housing. Installing ‒ Install in reverse order of removal. ‒ To install, turn bulb holder to stop. Hope it help! GOOD LUCK!