ECU problem??!! Newbee to the forum - after some advice
HI guys a newbbe to this forum and in need of some help - thoughts - opinions,
Had my 2004 Audi A3 2.0 FSI (engine code AXW) since Sep 09. Love the car really pleased with it and to be honest the nicest car I have owned. The garage I bought it from gave me a 3 month warranty with the purchase - so unfortuantely I will be unable to use this to cover the costs of the problems below.
In Jan 10 I was out for a drive (in the rain) when the ESP light came up. Kept driving and within 5 mins the light went off again. Though nothing off it and car drove fine. Until I was at some lights in early Feb and the tick over felt really lumpy, the revs were "hunting" as if it didnt know where to idle. From then on throughout the month of Feb and ever since, the car has hesitated to start first time (especially when it is damp). And I still get the lumpy tick over - but this is intermittent, some days the car is absolutly fine.
Anyway end of Feb I came to some traffc lights and upon take off, the car jolted and practically died on me a few lights came up and it went into this limp mode" the ESP light kept coming up for the next few days. so very angry by now i took it in to get plugged in and up came a P1388 code which read "engine control module faulty - resistance too high". The guy there and then said that looks like ECU for sure.
Week later took it into my local audi specialist - they confirmed the faulty ECU whilst doing a scan during a full service. Since the service the car has run much better, however still get the lumpy tick over and refusal to start. And only this weekend gone, I was at the beach - came back to my car started fine - but then had ESP light and ABS light come up with a large "BRAKES" (!) warning on the middle screen inbetween the rev and speedo clocks. Turned the car off and re started it and then everything went back to normal.
What I really want to know is -
(A) does any one have experience of the same?
(B) whether anyone thinks that this most recent BRAKES and ABS warning lights that have come up are related to the ECU problem?!
Car is going in tomorrow for replacement ECU - yet more money on the bloody thing!! Any help/advice would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance