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Audi A6 (C5) Service Manual:
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,
2002, 2003, 2004

A6, allroad quattro, S6, RS6

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
976 pages
1772 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Audi of America Lit. No.: W42 AUDIA69804SM
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1670-4
Price: $189.95

The Audi A6 (C5 platform) Repair Manual: 1998-2004 is a comprehensive source of service information and technical specifications available for Audi A6 and S6 models build on the C5 platform, including the allroad quattro and the RS6. The aim throughout has been simplicity and clarity, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourself Audi owner, this manual helps you understand, care for and repair your Audi.

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40-13 Front Suspension
Front Stabilizer Bar

The do-it-yourself Audi owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information. Even if you have no intention of working on your car, you will find that reading and owning this manual makes it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician.

Engines covered:

  • 1998 - 2001 2.8 liter V6 (AHA, ATQ)
  • 1999 - 2004 4.2 liter V8 (ART, AWN, BBD)
  • 2000 - 2004 2.7 liter V6 biturbo (APB, BEL)
  • 2002 - 2004 3.0 liter V6 (AVK)
  • 2003 - 2004 4.2 liter V8 (BAS)
  • 2003 - 2004 4.2 liter V8 biturbo (BCY)

Transmissions covered:

  • 5-speed manual AWD (01A)
  • 6-speed manual AWD (01E)
  • 5-speed automatic AWD (1L)
  • 5-speed automatic FWD or AWD (1V)
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT) FWD (01J)

Technical highlights:

  • Maintenance procedures from changing the oil to replacing the interior ventilation microfilter. This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it.
  • Step-by-step engine timing belt service.
  • Cylinder head cover and crankshaft seal replacement.
  • Cooling system filling and bleeding, coolant pump replacement and engine cooling fan and radiator service.
  • Fuel injection and ignition system diagrams and explanations, including three different Bosch Motronic engine management systems.
  • Clutch, flywheel and rear main seal service.
  • Multi-link front suspension repair procedures, including stabilizer bar link, control arm and axle boot replacement.
  • Brakes, steering, suspension and ABS maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair.
  • Heating and air-conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement.
  • Body, hood and sunroof repairs and adjustments.
  • Electrical system service, with an easy-to-use illustrated component locator section.
  • Wiring schematics for selected models, including power distribution and grounds.

Additional technical content

For additional technical content for C5 platform Audi A6, visit our online technical library by clicking below.

Online Technical Library
Audi A6 1998-2004 (c5 platform)

Publishing note: Prior to February 2011, this book was published in a softcover edition (ISBN 978-0-8376-1499-1)

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Audi C5 platform
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Bentley technical editors photographing CV boot replacement
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Timing belt replacement
(2.8 liter engine).
13 Timing Belt, Crankshaft Pulley, Rear Main Seal
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46 Brakes - Mechanical
Detailed front and rear brake service.
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97 Fuses, Relays, Component Locations
Find fuses, relays and grounds using an extensive electrical component locator.
Audi A6 1998-2004 Service Manual
Audi A6 1998-2004 Service Manual
Wholesale Case Quantity: 5
BSIN: A604
ISBN: 0-8376-1670-0 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1670-4 (ISBN-13)
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