2005 Audi A3 - Page 8 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

looks like either glow plugs have gone or possibly the pre-heater sytem is faulty.
the car should start even though the glow plugs are slow to pre heat unless its a further gremlin

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 22, 2009 | 193 views

it could be the clutchor throw out bearing,

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 20, 2009 | 178 views

if this vehicle is a 2005 then your fancy snap on machine is a complete and utter waste of time ,The software is encrypted so your snap on thingy could show anything ------ Your snap on reader is about as obsolete as me an old dinasaur or as obsolete as 5inch floopy disk.Dealer only via encrypted internet connection to authorised dealer IP and fingerprint recognition of the operator

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 17, 2009 | 182 views

sounds like a weak oil pump id change oiland run some lucas with the engine oil

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 16, 2009 | 124 views

A sound like a old fishing boat is a Deisel,and your car isent a diesel IS IT
Iwould get it checked out at the local garage if I was you as it could be 1 of 6 things and i wouldent like to steer you up the wrong road when it could be something simple.
AND let me know please when you find out thank you [email protected]

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 14, 2009 | 284 views

If you have no radiator cap that can be removed, you will probably have to do repeated cycles of engine temperature and just add coolant to the overflow until the engine stops draining it. This isn't like a hydraulic (brake) system so the chance of leaving bubbles behind is far less.
With a radiator cap, it's pretty simple; run the engine until the coolant is visibly circulating and add coolant as the level drops.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Oct 08, 2009 | 762 views

You more than likely have a turbo boost hose leak or vaccum leak, and the burning smell will be the catalyst getting hot from unburned fuel..The car will run very rich with a boost leak.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 19, 2009 | 487 views

Remove the plastic engine cover on top,unplug the coil packs, remove the coil packs, then remove the spark plugs.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 19, 2009 | 821 views

Bad water pump and possibly thermostat is stuck closed

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 18, 2009 | 348 views

Sounds like the crappy plastic water pump impellers have broken off...Need to do the timing belt service with a new pump and tensioners and the thermostat as well.make sure to get a pump with METAL impellers.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 18, 2009 | 149 views

You have to change the hood, core support, headlights, bumper, and fenders.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 16, 2009 | 176 views

the eml light can only be reset at a garage with either an audi supplied diagnostic tester(5051,5052b)or a garage that has VAG com.(a diagnostic software)the latter is usually the cheapest,some audi independent garages have VAG com.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 11, 2009 | 266 views

the power on this car is electronically assisted take it to dealer or specialist and hook it up

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 11, 2009 | 725 views

i have no dash lights coming on so carn't stat it, i drive an 2004 sportback a3 tdi

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 07, 2009 | 1,598 views

if it is a piston for the engine you need a ring compressor. it is a wide band that goes around the piston and rings and squeezes then you tap the piston into the cylinder. make sure you oil it.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 02, 2009 | 124 views


2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Sep 01, 2009 | 43 views

on a lot of cars there is an antenna in the back window and if it was not reconnected when the new window was installed that would cause the problem did your old window have lines in it if so it had the heater and the antenna.

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Aug 31, 2009 | 317 views

unless no profi tools werry hard job ,need to dismantle and then in to the main plastic put all back but that is no problem the problelm is the spring in the angle !"!! werry hard to put back

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Aug 30, 2009 | 365 views

there is a cooler water (heat exchanger thre is the leak is on the gearbox top silver box...pies comming out)

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Aug 30, 2009 | 104 views

If your cooling fan is not working you solved your own problem. The cooling fan is what helps your radiator perform its function. The radiator cools down the antifreeze mixture by separating it into small tubes separated by air fins, the fins allow a greater surface area for air. The radiators main function is to dissipate heat into the surrounding atmosphere which it can do well at highway speeds without a fan, but most modern cars need a cooling fan to help pull air across the radiator.
The wiring diagram for your vehicle suggests that there is a 5 amp fuse 4 and a 40 amp fuse 42 that run the radiator fan and control which should be located in an under hood fuse/relay box. Check them with a test light on both sides, with the light to ground you should see a positive voltage at both sides. the 40 amp would most likely be a maxi fuse, or a larger size then the regular atm fuse for the 5 amp,

2005 Audi A3 | Answered on Aug 26, 2009 | 1,087 views

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