Put a piece of cardboard under your Audi's engine, then inspect it the next morning; if you see water on it, then your water pump is leaking. I explained that my problem is exactly like they explain on their website and it matches the other complaints on the web also. I turned key on again without starting engine in order to check guages. Read on to learn how to diagnose an overheating engine. Be sure to clean all old o-ring material, built-up residue, loose debris, and prepare the surface using a medium grit scotch brite pad. If you can't find the leak perhaps your water pump seal is gone.
Per the manufacturer, all new water pumps have a break in period. It is important to pay attention to and follow the manufacturer's installation instructions. In the last 2-3 months, the day after I drive more than hour or two, I find that my low coolant light comes on and my reservoir is empty. A faulty water pump can result in an engine overheating. If the noise persists, then it may be something behind your Audi's timing belt cover.
There is a lot that owners love about the A6, including its roomy seating and trunk, the powerful V8 engine, the unflabbable quattro technology, the responsive steering, interior luxury, and overall feelings of safety behind the wheel. According to your notice it covers my 2002 Audi, but only for the 2. Driving comfort is supreme here. I contacted Audi America customer relations 800-822-2834 for assistance. All of the Audi representatives and technicians have played dumb regarding this issue; yet the issue can be found in a number of forums where others have dealt with the same issue.
Once hot air starts coming out of the vents, shut the car off and remove the reservoir cap to vent the air out. Or above the pan towards engine side. Take the extra time to properly clean the Audi water pump gasket and thermostat o-ring surfaces thoroughly. The radiator cap should hold the hot coolant in until it reaches a specific pressure, typically about 15-16psi, and only then allow it to flow into the reservoir. If the noise goes away, it is a serpentine related component.
This article applies to the Audi A6 C5 1998-2004. Note the abnormal black discoloration of the aluminum casting. Even base models come with leather seating, power-adjustable seats, and wood accents. Nonetheless, I talked briefly with him this morning and will drop off the car tomorrow with all of your suggestions and see what he has to say. You need to fill the system up properly then look for leaks.
If the radiator cap is defective and allowing the fluid to freely run into the reservoire as it expands, it will boil over. However, an experienced mechanic who is familiar with Audi or Vw engines can recognize the early signs of a weakening water pump. Look under car for any sign of leaks. An S-line sports package with sports suspension and 17-inch wheels was available. There are various parts that could fail, causing your engine to overheat. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. Look at the top of the engine at the front and you'll see a bleeder valve on top a black housing.
The possibility is very remote that the water pump is making the noise if it isn't leaking. Set aside a good chunk of time for this too, my brother and I changed it without a walkthrough and it was a good six hours. They had noticed a few months back and thought it was fine but I was losing oil pretty quickly so they went ahead and changed it. The contact stated the check engine light remained illuminated. This pump was not leaking. Fortunately, there is a definitive test for a headgasket leak.
On June 29th I was contacted by james cruz at Audi who told be that he would be turning the incident over to engineers who would decide what they wanted to do next. You don't have to spend the money to take it to a shop, as you can do it yourself in the comfort of your garage. Common statements and questions regarding Audi water pumps are addressed and explained. The vehicle was not repaired. However, driving with a leaking water pump for an extended period of time can produce this type of Audi water pump noise. It's a flimsy design with a plastic internal diaphragm. By - May 4, 2016 This article applies to the Audi A6 C6 2004-2011.
What causes an Audi water pump to fail early? It is normal for a new Audi water pump to make a light hum during the manufacturer's break-in period. Feb 27, 2011 could be coolant leak possibly water pump common for that car. Has anyone on here experienced something simular and what was the cause for theirs. The failure was a result of assembly bolts on the reverse side of the exhaust cam shaft variable valve timing sprocket loosening and falling out against the cylinder head, stalling the the camshaft and breaking the timing belt. All the tanks are the same and the 4.