my 01 audi a-6 twin turbo haI took it to an audi dealership and they replaced the battery and alternator as well as the lower fuel pump. When I wenompression in one cylinder and low in another. Why?

Asked by Sep 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM about the 2001 Audi A6 2.8 quattro Sedan AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

never before has this car given me problems but over half way thru a 600 mile trip i began going thru coolant.  Then the alternator seemed to be failing.  Warning lights were going crazy.  An Audi dealership replaced the lower water pump  battery, coolant tank for $2700.00.  When I went to pick it up I was told that I now had one cylinder with no compression and another with low compression.  What happened and what is the fix

3 Answers

285,715

When your water pump failed and you lost coolant, did the car overheat and you continued to drive the car? The alternator seeming to fail was probably coolant on the serpentine belt making the belt slip, and causing the alternator not to spin properly. If it did overheat you probbaly damaged the engine hence the low compression. The fix is a engine rebuild. I'm surprised your dealer didn;t go into specifics on what to do next to fix.

10

My 2000 Audi s4 twin turbo had the battery light on and the battery meter was reading low n lower n all the sudden she died I got the battery charged n got home but is it my alternator n serpentine belt

1 people found this helpful.
106,475

Check in at Audiworld.com and Audizine.com for tips on the care and feeding of your A6.

Your Answer

A6

Looking for a Used A6 in your area?

CarGurus has 7,662 nationwide A6 listings starting at $2,295.

ZIP:

Audi A6 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    290
  • #2
    JRKPerformax
    Reputation
    270
  • #3
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Audi A4
215 Great Deals out of 12,607 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 5 Series
395 Great Deals out of 16,361 listings starting at $900
Used Audi A8
29 Great Deals out of 1,403 listings starting at $3,499
Used BMW 3 Series
833 Great Deals out of 32,432 listings starting at $995
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
396 Great Deals out of 19,984 listings starting at $1,850
Used Audi S6
9 Great Deals out of 634 listings starting at $5,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
668 Great Deals out of 25,818 listings starting at $1,488
Used Audi S4
19 Great Deals out of 1,611 listings starting at $4,000
Used BMW 7 Series
114 Great Deals out of 4,855 listings starting at $3,950

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Audi A6 For Sale
3,694 listings starting at $36,990
2017 Audi A6 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 382 listings starting at $31,000
2016 Audi A6 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 692 listings starting at $17,885
2015 Audi A6 For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 922 listings starting at $16,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.