Chris NottAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    AndymacA4's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    154

    Car cuts out at low revs, while heavy steering input is made

    My A4 1.8T SE has developed an interesting problem. As I coasted into a parking bay at work, pretty much full lock, clutch in, brakes on. The engine cut out. Restarted fine, then ran fine. It did it once last week in the same circumstance, and again today. Any ideas?
    Fiat Stilo 2.4 Abarth 170bhp and climbing!

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813
    Does it do it with the aircon turned off?
    There is an idle adjustment gizmo (sorry can't remember the technical term) that adjusts the idle to cope with the load of the a/c system, this could be playing up.
    Also I had this issue when my water pump was starting to seize up, as it was putting too much of a load on the engine when idling to keep it running. This was 20k miles after Audi had changed the cambelt, tensioners etc so I wasn't too chuffed that they hadn't changed the water pump and the whole job had to be done again. Suffice to say I never used a stealer again and found a good specialist who did the whole job properly for half the money Audi charged the first time.
    "How to tear apart the ties that bind, perhaps fcuk off might be too kind"
    Alex Turner

  4. #3
    evilscotsman's Avatar
    Space Cowboy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    1,345
    check your PS fluid level too. If the fluid is low it takes more force to spin the pump and it tends to cut out on full lock at idle.

    My B5 had a PS leak and did that all the time if it was low and never when it was full.
    B4 TDI - old skool project / daily driver...if it ain't broke, it's probably an Audi...


  5. #4
    AndymacA4's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    154
    I have had a quick look and the PS fluid is on the minimum mark. That may well be it as the car is currently locked on ECON mode due to the cold weather. I hate cars with AC in the winter, they mist up the windows as soon as the AC is turned off, so I turned mine off on a nice warm day so the pipework and evaporator could all dry out!

    What type of fluid does the Power Steering take?
    Fiat Stilo 2.4 Abarth 170bhp and climbing!

  6. #5
    J7USS's Avatar
    Shuddup Foooool!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    LEICESTER
    Posts
    3,671
    Andymac to Andymac's rescue!!

  7. #6
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    26,721
    Probably same person, lol, bit like Lee Evans payrise sketch, lol

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

  8. #7
    evilscotsman's Avatar
    Space Cowboy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    1,345
    LOL

    It takes audi steering fluid only, dont use anything else or you will bugger the seals in the steering rack. It isnt dear, about 8 for a litre, from an audi or vw garage. Halfrauds dont sell it, and none of the ones they have will do. If its the green fluid like mine, then only use proper audi green ps fluid.
    B4 TDI - old skool project / daily driver...if it ain't broke, it's probably an Audi...


  9. #8
    AndymacA4's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    154
    All topped up now, It was 6.22 for a litre bottle from Audi Peterborough
    Fiat Stilo 2.4 Abarth 170bhp and climbing!

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO