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Audi A6 tdi automatic: I have an audi a6 automatic 2007...its

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I have an audi a6 automatic 2007...its rattles n makes a lot of noise most of the time when I start it...then its fine...do you know what this is please???
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
Hi,my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will assist you with your question.
How long does the noise last?
Are there any warning lights coming on?
Any recent repairs made?
How many miles are on the vehicle?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Only until engine starts...no warning lights...no recent repairs...106646 miles

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
The noise that you are hearing is consistent with a failing timing tensioner that is wearing out and is need of replacement,the tensioner is creating slack which is resulting in the noise. The first step I would suggest is to have the timing components checked.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi...would this get worse when the car warms up and would with the rattle sometimes there would b a noise like an empty bottle shaking???

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi...a mechanic this morning says it is coming from the back of the engine...does this car hav a dual mass fly wheel

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
Ok if the noise is coming from the rear of the engine this is coming from the flywheel area and this vehicle does have a dual mass flywheel that will cause the empty bottle type of noise that you are hearing.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok...thats wot they thought also...thank u Mike

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Is it a floating or solid flywhee.if floating can I put a solid fly wheel in...

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
Your vehicle should have the solid. Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank u Mike

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
No problem thank you.

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