96 A6q advice

Brian O'Neill briano_72@yahoo.com
Sun, 13 May 2001 11:30:24 -0700 (PDT)


only the new a6 bodies have those control arms
                                   brian o'


--- Fred Munro <munrof@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Audi is having problems with the bushings on all
> cars with the new
> multi-link front suspension (A4,A6,Passat). The
> bushings are failing
> rapidly, causing squeaks and clunking noises. The
> local Audi techs check
> them by putting the car up on the alignment rack. A
> tech in the car drives
> it forward and applies the brakes. A tech under the
> car has his hand on the
> bushing feeling for play. I watched them check an A4
> with 30k km on the
> clock last week - one bushing was so bad it visibly
> wobbled around the
> mount. Two bushings on that car were shot. Some have
> failed as early as 12k
> km. The fix is to replace the complete arm - $250 -
> $400 for the part,
> depending on which it is. Apparently the latest
> redesigned bushings seem to
> be holding up.
> 
> Fred Munro
> '94 S4 (with reliable McPherson struts :o)
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "CL Wong" <montesawong@yahoo.com>
> To: <DGraber460@aol.com>
> Cc: "AudiFans" <quattro@audifans.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2001 11:14 AM
> Subject: re: 96 A6q advice
> 
> 
> > Hi Dennis,
> >
> > My 97 A4 (bought new for ~$34k including tax +
> > registration) is a great car EXCEPT for the
> following
> > sore points.
> >
> > Front suspension is a problematic design.  Lots of
> > folks on audiworld complain about suspension
> noise.
> > For my car I started experiencing a suspension
> rattle
> > over low speed bumps after just 2 years of
> ownership.
> > Dealer insists he doesn't hear it and says
> everything
> > is tight.  Just this past week I've begun hearing
> a
> > strange squeek/groan from the suspension when
> leaving
> > a stop light which I need to investigate further.
> >
> > I think the car burns too much oil - something
> like a
> > quart every 2k miles.  Was much worse before I
> found a
> > loose oil cooler line clamp.  Transmission fluid
> was
> > really low last year and the drain plug uses
> somekind
> > of security torx bolt thing which I haven't tried
> to
> > remove yet.
> >
> > Oil service indicator light requires the VAG tool
> to
> > reset.
> >
> > Back seat is tight.
> >
> >
> >
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