My wife's A3 Quattro (yr2000 1.8T petrol) broke down on her this morning, basically couldnt select 3rd gear initially then stalled and wouldnt restart - I've had a look at it (In the dark) it appears that 1st, 3rd, 5th and reverse arent engaging - the linkage is operating but obviously incorrectly. The gear lever feels spongy too which it didnt previously.
All dash lights come on but nothing happens when you turn the key, no turning over, no starter engaging or even clicking. The EPC light stays on when the ignitions on - is this normal?
Any helpful suggestions would be gratefully received! The cars never let us down before.