Question about 2006 Audi A3
I drove my car around at 50mph for 5 miles after a flat battery. The temp needle goes to 90 then jumps fairly quickly to 120 and maxes at that, im sure i could have smelt burning plastic. Alot of the engine parts on this car are new and it has very low mileage.
During the winter I ad no hot air from the vents so i don't think this problem is new.
The large fan at the front only seems to come on when the car is stationary and after ive taken the key out of the ignition even though it was replaced only last week. The coolant is not leaking and is at the recommended level. Is it a water pump that has gone? or something else the mechanic needs to check, I opened the coolant cap and turned on the engine, there was no rotation to the fluid.
i would really appreciate the help as my car is eating through cash that i cant afford but really need my car for work.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Before you replace the pump, check the filter located inside the oil tank. This filter cleans the oil before going to pump. REMEMBER that Audi uses a special oil!!! Not your normal power steering fluid! Mixing them could cause damage to the entire system!
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Is the car-heating also staying cold while the engine is overheating ?
The waterpump is a much known cause for this type of problem with A4s and since you don't have any leakage, it's the most likely cause (especially if the car-heating is staying cold).
Shouldn't be a fuel issue.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
SOURCE: 1993 audi 90 CS overheating
be careful overheat expensive dont drive ok let it cool fill with water let idle watch gaugers and if it gets to three quarters on gauge and no fan problem if you have alight let run half hour from cold no fam same look for stuff unpluged let me know
Posted on May 27, 2009
Hi, the sensor on the engine (right at the rear end of the cylinder head) has two separate outputs. One drives the temperature gauge and the other provides data for the engine control unit. The output for the engine control unit is almost certainly faulty and the sensor will need to be replaced. It isn't an expensive item and's not time consuming to replace (1/2 hr) - so you could ask Audi to do it for you when they replace the ignition coils.
Hope that helps Matt..
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
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