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Knocking sound in engine when clutch is up
When the clutch is replaced, generally the clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing, and pilot bearing are all replaced. These usually come in a kit, and when they are replaced, the flywheel is usually refinished based on need. If the...
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Noise like a siren and turbo completely gone
The most likely cause of these symptoms of this are a failing turbo, large vacuum leak, or a damaged intake. This level of symptom damage to the engine can result from continued driving. If the turbo has failed, it can...
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Left indicator and windshield wipers work intermittently
If the fuse was blown on any of these circuits it would cause an open circuit. With an open circuit, whatever components that are controlled by that circuit will not function. The most likely cause would be an intermittent issue,...
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Car won't crank or start with ignition - Audi A3
Hi there. From the description you have given, the problem of your vehicle not cranking with the key and gear indicator (P) flashing. This leads me to believe, there is a problem with the transmission position sensor. Not recognizing the...
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Slight whining noise when changing up gears at higher revs or going up hill
The key diagnostic, which you have artfully captured, is "when the clutch is pressed". This narrows the diagnosis to either a failing clutch throwout bearing, or failing clutch pilot bearing. Both of these should have been replaced when the clutch...
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Temperature Gauge
With most any other vehicle, your diagnosis would be dead on, congratulations! In your case, the problem is most likely the thermostat. With this Audi engine, the Audi engineers were more clever, there is only a single coolant temperature sensor,...
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Ignition won't turn over
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. From what you describe, it appears that your battery may have been drained, perhaps due to a shorted component or wire. A low battery may sometimes have enough power to...
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clutch
This may be related to a few different things, however a common issue related to this stems from bad or worn out gear synchronizers. These are small fork shaped components inside the transmission that assist with the transmission going into...
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volkswagon is buying back my diesel and am thinking of buying an audi A 3 but nervous about cost to own. why is the oil change so
The A3 oil change is a bit more expensive because it has a turbo-charged engine. The turbocharger utilizes exhaust gas energy to drive a compressor for intake air for the engine, and experiences very high temperatures. This requires the use...
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As I drive away there is a trail of petrol/oil left behind
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If you can see a fuel trail behind your vehicle, yes it can be dangerous to drive the vehicle, depending on where the fuel is leaking from. Check under the vehicle to see...
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Engine will not start and there is a no start fault code p2294.
Hi there. The code P2294 is for the fuel pressure regulator. Check the fuel pressure regulator for power to it and power out. Check the fuel pressure on the rail to ensure that the fuel pump is working properly. What...
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My car is powerless and noisy. What is wrong?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, drive about 5-10 km engine starts to make strange noise, could be so many possibilities. Checking the engine oil level would be highly recommended. The noise from the engine area needs to...
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Trouble finding the VAG COM security code.
Hello, thanks for writing in. The 7 digit security code that you require can be found on the original key tags, that came with the original keys when the vehicle was new. It is a dealer generated code that is...
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The car is not starting after I changed the aux cable in the stereo.
To begin with, the lighting and door lock modules are very sensitive to low battery voltage. Once the battery voltage drops, they can start to do crazy things, making the car appear haunted. Door locks and windows may start to...
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Clutch feels strange
Hi there. It definitely sounds like you have a leak in the clutch system. If the fluid is leaking into the bell housing of the transmission it can contaminate the clutch disc and other components. It may be working now,...
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Glow Plug System light comes on sometimes and engine has a lack of power when the light is on.
Hi there. Check the glow plug relay and see if its plugged in. Check the circuits to the glow plugs and see if there is power to them when the key is turned on. The circuit to the glow plugs...
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my audi a3 says cd error when i put a cd what could be the course
Hi there. Sometimes this error is caused by something being stuck inside the CD player, such as paper or debris. In other instances, it's an electrical malfunction inside the radio / cd player that may not be able to be...
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Driving on torn CV boot?
If you have been driving on torn CV boots and now have noise when turning and have driven like that for a while then you should have the axles replaced as soon as possible. You do not have to go...
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Heater core is clogged. cooling fans are shorting out, yesterday had to pull over because temperature gauge went to H. Later that
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be suffering from several types of issues, and may have more than one issue at once. With that being said, if you know the cooling fans were not turning on when...
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Is it possible to change the centre bore to fit new wheels? 2001 Audi A3
Hi there - you want to find hub-centric rings for your specific wheel-hub combination. These steel rings take up the excess space between the wheel hub bore and the hub itself, and allows the correct transfer of vehicle weight to...

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