[V6-12v] Heater Core Kaput

Mike LaRosa mrmotoguzzi00 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 6 07:54:00 EST 2006

--- Wilfried Link <wilfriedlink at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Anyone ever DIY replace the heater core on an A6?


> Mine
> is flooding the footwells with coolant and steaming
> the windows furiously. I have the Bentley manual,
> which makes the removal of the heater box look
> fairly
> straightforward, but repositioning the flaps inside
> the heater box after replacing the core looks
> fraught
> with danger without the VW/Audi special tool
> template
> (about $70 and a 7 to 10 day delay to get it.) Any
> experiences out there? Thanks in advance.


It's a pain in the butt... but it can be done...

The biggest pain is to make sure you put them back
in correctly.  I did it twice before i got it right...

if ya have a digital camera use it ... alot ;)

other tidbits...

on my 93 100, same body as your 95 a6,  I had hard
time with
the interior panels along the tranny tunnel..

because my car is a beater and I was time crunched I
simply pulled
the 2 side panels off... they are not meant to do
that..  I used
black sheetrock screws to re-attach it when I was
done... unless
you really look it's not that noticeable...

Good Luck,

93 100 csqa

> Wil Link
> 1995 A6 Avant
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