Hi .. I'm new to the forums.. so Hello everyone
I'm from Holland, so my grammar may be off here and there..
I'm having an issue with my a3 as of yesterday.
After overtaking someone, the engine just stopped. no weird noises nothing.
So I parked it to the side and tried to start it again but the startmotor will only produce a clicking sound
and that's it. If that would have happened when I took the car from the parking lot, I would say it's the startmotor,
but it died while driving so I doubt the issue lies there.
All other electrics work fine, windows.. radio.. lights.. no problem.
All fuses are intact.
The battery seemed to be loose since it shifted into the engine bay (didn't notice it beeing loose before), maybe something is broken on the inside due to the shock.
I checked the 106 and 109 relais and both seem to be working ok ( I feel them clicking when I turn the ignition key )
When I try to start it a few times in a row the +cable from the battery to the startmotor and the wire that controls the startmotor start to smoke a little bit. It feels like there is some sort of short circuit there. But again.. because the engine just stopped while driving doesn't make me think it's in the startmotor itself.
Minor detail which in my eyes doesn't have a relation to this ( but you can never be too sure ), I replaced the turbo some 400 km ago cause the old one decided to.. well.... die..
Does anyone have an idea what the problem might be?
Thnx in advance!