2001 audi a6 timing belt

2001 audi a6 timing belt

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TAGTA

Providence, RI

#1 Apr 16, 2006
Can you anyone tell me when I should do the timing belt on my 2001 Audi A6? I have heard the timing belt should be done between the following mileage range: 75000-10500.

What is correct? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim
Audi A6

Denver, CO

#2 Jul 7, 2006
I would say it's up to you, it's recommended that you do it before 105000. Let me know if you have done this already i'd like to know how much you spent on it.

FYI there is another part that needs to be replace when the belt is changed check the manual.
Steve

White Plains, NY

#4 Feb 20, 2007
My dealer in CT wants $2500 to change the timing belt on my 2001 A6 4.2L! What a ripoff! Their labor rate is $137/hr.
dan of sea isle nj

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Mar 31, 2007
i bot my car 4 month's ago and i had so many problems,i had to change the termostat ,the seal gasket,and now i have engine lite on again .I fixed the car last month and now i have another problem.i dont understand,mine is a 2001 2.7 quatro .can anyone tell me more about this cars .
jimmyjaman

Newbury Park, CA

#6 May 23, 2007
I go to a certified independent Audi shop (Bay Area, CA)--much better than the dealer who care little about the customers once they sell you the car. Yes, 80000 to 100000 miles is the time to change the belts and associated parts. It should cost between $900 to 1600 if you go to an independent.

RE: the guy with the 2001 2.7, get used to taking your Audi in--they're problematic, especially the electrical systems (sun roof, cruise control, lights, reverse lights). I hope their quality improves.
Teddy

West Palm Beach, FL

#7 Jun 17, 2007
I strongly suggest replacing the timing belt at 70 to 75k mile. only because those timing belts tend to break in the 80k+ mile area. And you go from spending $1,500-$2,300 to needing a New Cylinder head or heads whick can easily bring you into the $4,000+ price range. Now before everyone attacks me, I am an Audi tech. When you replace the timing belt, you should always replace the timing belt idle pulley, tensioner pulley, water pump (because if you replaced the water pump later, you need to remove the timing belt, so this is more cost efficient) and serpentine belt if it hasn't already been replaced. One more thing, I love the 2.7 liters, I think they are great motors, I do see the turbo's go out every once in a while which causes a lot of smoke to come out the exhaust (which is the oil burning throught the exhaust) and the auxiliary coolant pump leaks from under the intake manifold, but they are nice motors. Remember gentlemen, an Audi is a Luxury Sport car and if you want cheap, go buy a Honda.
John

Uddevalla, Sweden

#8 Jul 27, 2007
I've taken of the viscous fan but I can't work out how to remove the bracket to get to the timing belt?
Chuck

Aledo, IL

#9 Aug 20, 2007
I have a 2000 A6 4.2L Audi with 50,000 miles. One Audi dealer recommends changing the timing belt now due to age and a different Audi dealer says to wait until the specified mileage. Both recommend doing the other parts as Teddy suggested in his excellent post. Is age a factor? Of course, I don't want to put it off until it is too late, but don't want to throw money away either. Any help would be appreciated.
Mike

Dayton, OH

#10 Aug 29, 2007
I have a 2001 Audi A6 (wife's car) with the 2.7 engine and have only 36,000 miles on it. The dealer service rep recommends changing the timing belt now since he claims they "dry rot" with age. Replacement with all associated parts - water pump, tensioner, etc - would run $1400 in OH. Based on limited research, I think that he has a point but this car is not driven hard and I think that the risk is low to wait till about 50,000 miles which would probably bring the car to 8 years old. If I were to trade before then, I would likely not touch the belt. If I were to sell it to a relative, I would probably do it earlier.
Audier

United States

#11 Sep 4, 2007
hi, i bought an audi last week; the car is in great shape...has about 67K miles on it. Its a 1999 model. This is the first time I bought an audi; What is the recommended time to replace the timing belt?
Audi OH

Columbus, OH

#12 Sep 12, 2007
Hi, I think my auxiliary water pump got leak. Does anyone have an idea how much gonna be cost and how to replace it?
Buffalo Audi owner

Lockport, NY

#13 Sep 16, 2007
2001 A6 2.8 with 55K. Audi themseleves say 105K irrespective of the age. Yes do pump and tensioners etc. The car serviced outside of the dealer nework will do over 200K.

Mine has radio issues. Brakes do shimmy but drive and brake with comapassion and then they will run OK. Aftermaket parts are OK, just be cautious. Owning an audi is a lot more expensive than a Merc and worth it, only time wil tel.
TT - NC

Waxhaw, NC

#14 Sep 23, 2007
Anyone have luck asking Audi to pay for breaking of Timing Belt and Cylinder damage to the tune of $5000 at well under the 90k mile suggested replacement. I heard a Class Action Suite in NJ happened and am interested in starting a new one. Thanks.
jas

Tempe, AZ

#15 Oct 8, 2007
TT - NC wrote:
Anyone have luck asking Audi to pay for breaking of Timing Belt and Cylinder damage to the tune of $5000 at well under the 90k mile suggested replacement. I heard a Class Action Suite in NJ happened and am interested in starting a new one. Thanks.
Try looking up class action lawsuit - possible solution for audi a4
Mike - Seattle

United States

#16 Oct 30, 2007
TT - NC wrote:
Anyone have luck asking Audi to pay for breaking of Timing Belt and Cylinder damage to the tune of $5000 at well under the 90k mile suggested replacement. I heard a Class Action Suite in NJ happened and am interested in starting a new one. Thanks.
Timing belt on my 2001 TT just went at 56k miles. Estimate is $4,500. I just learned of the problem and how long Audi has known about it. I'm considering a suit, too. I'm an attorney in Seattle, so I will probably handle it myself. Let me know if you're interested.
Bob - Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Nov 1, 2007
My 00 A4 1.8 T is in the shop now having the timing belt replaced at 67k as a preventative measure. Given that the manual said 110k, which was changed to 90k and then 75k after Audi lost a class action suit in New Jersey on this subject, I figured "what the heck". I love the car, and I will drive it for another 10 years hopefully.

I use an independent, John Raysich, who is a German car specialist. I'm having all belts, tensioners, and water pump done, since the entire front of the car has to come off to gain access. That should be about 500 in parts and 900 in labor.
macdaddy

Westbrook, ME

#18 Nov 2, 2007
I bought a '99 A6 quattro two years ago with 88K -now it has 105,000 and I'm trying to decide whether to sell it or keep it and change the timimg belt. I agree with the person who said Audi's are problematic - that's the truth regardless if they are new or old - warning lights are on often and it costs alot to have the problem diagnosed (unless you are under warranty -but you will still spend alot of time at the dealer). For a used Audi like mine, I'd recommend not going to the dealer to diagnose the problem. Shop around for another place that has the right equipment. I just went to the dealer as my inspection was due and they said I have to spend $1200 just to pass inspection. I did'nt get the work done at the dealer but they still charged me an hour of labor at $106. My bad for being ignorant. I had the word done someplace else for around $800.
Brandon

United States

#19 Nov 27, 2007
I have 97,000 miles on my Audi 2.8 Quattro. I use a fantastic shop (Stanley's) here in Beaumont, TX that is owned by a gentleman John who also performs the work. He is the only one there. John recommends changing it around 105k according to the manuel. He is going to charge around $750 for parts and labor which sounds like a better deal than what I have been reading lately or to take it to the Audi dealer. I left it there for an oil change today but am thinking to change the belt when I go in for the 100,000 mile service. Should I change it sooner than later?!! Thanks
euro joe

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Dec 11, 2007
i do the timing belt with new water pump,idler pullies and antifreeze all german parts for only $625.00.west grove euro car repairs [email protected]
PSTNEATR

Wilkesboro, NC

#21 Dec 15, 2007
TAGTA wrote:
Can you anyone tell me when I should do the timing belt on my 2001 Audi A6? I have heard the timing belt should be done between the following mileage range: 75000-10500.
What is correct? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim
Audi says change timing belt at 60K

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