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2004 Audi A3 2.0 TDI - when warm and allowed to idle below 1000 RPM goes into limp idle mode.(ie no response to accel pedal) Removing air mass sensor or intake air sensor/boost sensor plug allows acc pedal response and drive at reduced power. (Both of these sensors are new!) All vacuum pipes are connected to correct places and not blocked - turbo works well. Hall sender at camshaft is secure and in correct position. EGR valve has been cleaned. Injection plungers have been set and computor confirms setting as "spot on". Brake light switch has been renewed. When cold the vehicle goes like the proverbial bat! No stored errors when problem occurs! Dan Varoy

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Dual mass fly wheel, sounds stupid but try it. just done it on mine.

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My 2001 525td starts and drives ok but intermittently it wont go above 3000 rpm,if you stop and switch it off it goes ok again for a short while

HI, your car is most likely going into limp mode. The number one cause of this computer shut down restriction- is a Mass-Air Flow sensor malfunction. Fuel trims become erratic and the engine computer puts a order in to limit performance until the original problem is resolved. The fact that you can get performance back after shutting down car and restarting is that the computer is rebooting and most likely the sensor is now functioning properly and or has not set the number of faults required for limp mode. What I would do is have someone with a scanner look for DTC's or engine problem codes, and remember the following: Lean or Rich fuel trims detected bank 1 bank 2 (is a Mass Air flow problem)Replace Mass Air flow sensor assembly. Accelerator position high or low and or erratic is most likely (Pedal sensor) Replace Pedal assembly. Good Luck.

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Hesitation on acceleration engine runs fine otherwise

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you have to change the solenoid control if your car is 3.5 engine the solenoid control located at inside the transmission..

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