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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,...

Would a bad crankcase valve caused by a tune up on my audi a3?

Hi Lisa. Thanks for contacting us today. Having a tune-up would not likely cause damage to a rear crankshaft seal. This typically occurs over time and is due to common wear and tear. It's a hit or miss type of...

2016 Audi A3 1.8T loses accelerating power around 40mph, and upon acceleration, it jerks/sputters and slows down instead.

Hi there. With less than 20,000 miles, having acceleration issues on an Audi A3 is definitely not typical. It is likely that you have either an electrical glitch, caused by a fuel or ignition system sensor or electrical connection to...

2007 Audi A3 daytime running lights do not work

There is a technical service bulletin (TSB) for this issue that states the daytime running lamp thumb wheel may get switched off by mistake. Check to make sure the thumb wheel is in the corrector position. It is located next...

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...

Engine will not start and there is a no start fault code p2294.

Hi there. The code P2294 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p2294-obd-ii-trouble-code-fuel-pressure-regulator-2-control-circuit-open-by-evan-clay) 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....

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...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/transmission-position-sensor-switch-replacement). Not recognizing...

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...

Fob won't open driver door without using key

It sounds like the most likely cause of this fault is the driver's door lock actuator (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-door-lock-actuator). When these fail, they will only function when used manually with the key. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-diagnose-a-car-battery-drain_2), perhaps due to a shorted component or wire. A low battery may sometimes have enough power...

Erratic idle on cold start 2007 Audi a3

Hi Steven. Thanks for the question today. In most cases, what you're describing is caused by either a failed cold start injector, mass air flow sensor, or an idle control valve that is clogged with excessive carbon deposits. This is...

I have a 2006 Audi A3 2.0T I keep getting the code p0089 valve for fuel metering N290 implausible signal.What do i have to change?

To resolve diagnostic trouble code P0089 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0089-obd-ii-trouble-code-fuel-pressure-regulator-1-performance-by-spencer-clayton), the mechanic would test the fuel pressure regulator, check for a clogged fuel filter or screen, check for restricted fuel lines, and test fuel pump output. Typically, the problem will be found in...

Intake camshaft needs replaced according to my Audi dealer.

If you vehicle is slipping a bit when accelerating, that is not the engine's intake counter balance shaft nor the engine's camshaft, but rather the transmission clutches are not pressurizing all the way or the clutches are worn. First check...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Control arm wishbone cracking

Hello. The inspection of the lower control arms are accurate, but what is cracking is actually the bushings in the wishbone's lower control arms. This is a common problem with Audi cars. A certified technician can help you with the...

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