2004 Audi A6 Engine light on and car puttering

Tiny
SHANNA ORONA
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  • 2004 AUDI A6
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2004 Audi A6 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

I was driving my car and all of a sudden it was acting like it had no gas(tank is full) it started puttering. When I got home I opened the hood and I saw something glowing just below the cooling tank(?) And it smelled like plastic was burning. I let it cool off and started it up again and the glowing started again. I am scared to drive it and I dont have any idea what it could be. This car has never broken down before it has been a great car so I am soooo confused at what could be happening. HELP
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Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 6:04 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

i am thinking that you may have a failed cat converter, but we first will need to know what the code is, (check light on) you will need a diagnostic scan to get this information, I would see if your local mechanic can do a home visit to do this scan.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
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I made an appt at my local audi dealership. When I bring it in I ask them to scan the cat. Converter and to scan to see what else it may be?And would they give me the code? If I asked? So do u think that the bright orange glowing thing is the converter? Sorry for all the questions I just dont know what to ask the mech. And I dont wanna seem like a dumb ass yaknow. Thank you for anything else you can tell me
Shanna
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Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

They should give you the code no problems, about the only thing that will glow like that is the exhaust system which the cat is part of, see how you go at the dealer and let me know what they say.

Mark
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Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 7:43 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the info. As soon as I know I will pop ya an email back. Thanl you
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Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 11:27 PM

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