It's my first post on a car forum so please be gentle! :-)
I bought a 2001 A3 1.8T at xmas, it has done 128,000 miles, and it has been a bit of a pain trying to sort out a few problems...but thanks to you guys, and the info and posts on this forum, my husband has managed to fix most of the problems but it is still difficult to start the car, it takes 2 or 3 tries before it starts. I would be very grateful for any help you can give me as my husband has run out of ideas.
He got Vag Com and so far he has replaced speed sensor,camshaft sensor,fuel pump,fuel pump relay,all plugs and coils,coolant temp sender,thermostat,filters
The problems are:
1. Bad starting from hot and cold,takes 2 or 3 tries, usually gets running with foot flat on floor and eventually starts
2. Temp gauge doesn't work, never moves but Vag Com log shows it stays around 90
3. Remote central locking doesn't work, we have tried lots of different techniques and none of them work, we only have 1 key
Vag Com Faults left are:
16725 - Camshaft Position Sensor (G40): Implausible Signal
P0341 - 35-00 - -
01366 - Opened Due to Crash Signal
35-00 - -
The cam sensor has been changed so don't understand why that is still there (could be a duff new sensor?) Would this cause the bad starting?
Does the Crash Signal cause any problems?
Please help if you can as I use the car for school run and it is very embarrassing trying to start it! I love the car and my husband likes it too (even though he is a Toyota fan) so I don't want to give up on it
Best wishes from Cherry :-)