2004 Audi A6 Light blinking on dash the yellow indicator li

Tiny
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2004 Audi A6 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 58K miles

The light looks like an engine but it indicates a malfunction in the engine. Its flashing the car bounces up and down, vibrates when driving and when the car is stopped it vibrates but when I dont give it gas it rides smooth. Im taking it in for 60k maintenance very soon. It had 50K maintenance not sure what it is. What should I do its not under warranty.
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Howie
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 9:46 PM

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Tiny
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Howie,
You shouldn't be driving it like that. There is damage being done to the converter when this blinking is happening. There is a misfire going on probably and the excessive fuel is getting to the converter.
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 11:35 PM
Tiny
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What should I do? I thought maybe fuel cleaner.
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 11:45 PM
Tiny
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This needs to be diagnosed ASAP.
Not a D-I-Y kind of thing.

The converter may be plugged as on possibility. Hard to say exactly, but it need to get looked at by a shop that does CEL diagnosis.
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 11:49 PM
Tiny
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I ran out of gas a few weeks ago it was acting up a little after that stalling etc. Now a few weeks later its vibrating up and down but when I dont give it gas it is smooth.
Im going to fill the tank and see if it fixes it also.
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 11:53 PM
Tiny
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You do whatever you want to, I can only give you my input.

Again, a flasing check engine light is not something to fool with. There is too much fuel that is not getting burned or a restriction in the converter.

Why do you think filling the tank is going to help?
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 11:57 PM
Tiny
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Thats the light how much do you think it will be to fix I dont want to get ripped off by the dealership
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 12:10 AM
Tiny
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Then don't go to the dealership,
find a localgarage that is audi friendly and up to snuff on diagnostics.

I can't put a cost on a problem that I don't have the answer for.

I am not trying to be sarcastic, just trying to relate.

How much does it cost to have world peace?

Granted it isn't THAT gray, but it needs diagnosis.

Need help finding a garage, I may be able to help.
Just need the city and state your in.
However, I give no promises. But will try to help.
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 12:23 AM
Tiny
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You think its the catalic converter?
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 12:25 AM
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World peace?
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 12:35 AM
Tiny
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You know a good place
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 12:38 AM
Tiny
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City and state?
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 12:59 AM
Tiny
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Tampa florida
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 1:01 AM
Tiny
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I will offer you some choices.I don't know any of these shops

I am more comfortabale that they are IATN members,

You'll need to contact them and talk to them.

You need to find out if they are audi friendy before you go too far.
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 1:27 AM

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