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02 A6 not so happy after sitting

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Old 11-02-2008, 10:40 AM
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Ok so I let my A6 set for about six months while I was away and now for some reason the thing is in limp mode with the abs and traction control light on. I am also getting the code p0600 which will not go away with my $100 obdII scanner. I also have a leak of water in the cabin which I assume from reading other threads is from the sunroof or battery compartment drains and will find that today. I know there is another type of scanner for these cars, but what are the decent ones and what are my options for a laptop style and handheld? If anyone can steer me in the right direction please help. I would take it to the Audi dealer, but they charge over $200 just to hook it up to their computer and then an hourly charge for diagnosis.
 
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:16 AM
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:21 PM
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NO! No taking it to the dealer. Bunch of stupid, thieving, crooks. Call around to a local, independant mechanic, one that specializes in foreign cars. Keep looking, you'll find a good one, word of mouth helps. Ask other drives you cross, who they trust with their Audis. Good luck.
 
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:21 PM
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As an extra precaution, next time you go away for more than a few weeks you may want to put some Stabil in your tank to keep gasoline from separating.
 
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:53 PM
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Autozone will scan for free.

I stored my A6 in the garage April-Oct and only took it out twice for short rides. I pulled it out last Wednesday for a long trip and after about 100 miles I noticed the ABS light had come on. I bought gas and when I re-started the car, it was gone. I suspect it was due to the brake pads sticking and misleading the ABS sensor. You may want to drive it a bit and find a safe place to perform a couple higher speed hard stops to heat up the pads.
 
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