Radiator Cooling Fans overrunning
Hopefully somebody can help me out here before i spend a fortune on repairs!!
A3 2.0Tdi - 3 months out of warranty :-(
Seems the radiator fans continues to run after the engine has been switched off & doesn't stop until the battery is dead, with a burning smell too. I guess the fan running at full speed would explain this. After checking through the threads i've found that it can be one of a number of things, 2 below seem to be the most probable causes though.
- Fan switch or relay has gone. Anybody know where the fan switch is?
- ECU within the fan shroud has gone. Means i'll have to replace both fans which will cost me £410 (labout included).
Can't even get it booked into a dealer to get a diagnostic as they are fully booked up for 2 weeks!!!
Does this sound familiar to anyone??
Would this be something i could diagnose myself if i were to get a vag cable linked up to my laptop? Maybe worth buying one
Any feedback would be great.
Sounds like the same problem
Cheers for that.
Sounds like the same problem. Its funny how Audi deny that its a common fault whenever it actually is. Have found hundreds of people have had the exact same problem. Guy in Audi parts department says they keep a huge stock of the fans, obviously for that reason, as he hinted.
Guess i'll just have to bite the bullet & get it done. £410 is a killer though. Only had the car 6 months, if even!!!