2006 Audi A6 torque converter

Tiny
BETTY IRELAND
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  • 2006 AUDI A6
Transmission problem
2006 Audi A6 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive

The check engine light on my 2006 Audi A6 2.7T keeps coming on. Diagnostics says it's the torque converter -- $2,700 to replace? Necessary? Safe to drive?
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Saturday, May 16th, 2009 AT 6:09 AM

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Tiny
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Hi Betty Ireland,

Thank you for the donation.

If it is the torque converter, it could be the pressure or solenoids and is it safe to drive it would depend on the codes that was set.

Can you let us know what the exact trouble code is being set?
Do you have any driving or performance related issues?
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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 9:38 AM
Tiny
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My bad -- I drive a 2003 Audi A-6, not a 2006.

The Audi service guys ran the tests and tell me "the code" said it was the torque converter. However, they forgot to write the code down. Now, I have to drive the car until the check engine light comes on again. Will this do any/much damage to my engine?

Also, what is the downside of not fixing the torque converter?

Thanks.
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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 12:50 PM
Tiny
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Without the code, we do not know the actual fault with the torque converter. Under such circumstances we would have to list all the possibilities which would be a long list.

What is the engine and transmission type? A6 has a variation of engine and transmission models. The specific model would allow us to get the correct data.

If the code is intermittent, driving the vehicle should not be a problem. However when the code appears, drveability issues might occur. If the code had appeared and then goes away after restarting, you can retrieve the code which would be recorded in the engine computer. You can get a free scan done at your local Autozone.
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Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 8:10 AM
Tiny
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It's a 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro, automatic transmission. Does this help?
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Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 9:30 AM
Tiny
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The details helps in narrowing down the search.

The diagnostic provided by Audi are very vague and complicated. I have checked through some of them concerning torque converter problems and they are varied.

Some are simple solutions requiring replacement of the trans fliud or checking wire harness connectors.
Others requires replacement of solenoids or torque converter.

When a fault is present, rectifying it is the best option. Continued driving could result in damages to other parts and you might end up paying more for repairs to others related parts that can be damaged by the malfunction.

Without the Diagnostic Trouble Code, it is not possible to say what can happen.
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Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 10:45 AM
Tiny
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Ok -- many thanks.
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Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 1:02 PM

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