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Any advice greatly appreciated....

DeeGee68 Oct 24, 2013

  1. DeeGee68

    DeeGee68 DeeGee68

    Hi ALL!

    I have an AUDI A3 Sportback 1.6 petrol (2008) and have not had any issues until now.....

    The problem I have is when driving the car on the motorway (route to work) I usually cruise in 5th gear. I have recently noticed that sometimes when I put the vehicle in 5th and press down on the accelerator nothing happens?? The revs do not rise and the car starts to slow down as if I have taken my foot off the accelerator. I usually have to take the car out of 5th and back into 4th to bring my speed back up to 50-60mph then back into 5th. Sometimes, the 5th gear will 'engage' and I do not have a problem but others I will be faced with the same problem above.

    I took the car to AUDI and got one of their service engineers to check it out. He just started the car and while stationery put the car in gear and slowly raised the clutch until he found the biting point. I did explain the above but he told me it was nothing to worry about??? I am just worried that the problem may manifest into something more serious and costly if not addressed now.

    I believe there might be a gear-box or clutch issue but do not want to throw away my money changing the wrong parts as they are not cheap.

    Grateful for any advice as may just have to take the plunge and let AUDI 'have free reign changing what they think might need changing'.
  2. Sevv

    Sevv Pushing the limits..

    go at a independent specialist are you gonna end up paying 1000's of £,

    i would scan the car with VCDS for starters

    is there any funny noises you can hear from the box itself ?

    check that the accelerator pedals is okay wires etc.. (although u stated that it only happens in 5th gear)
  3. JohnE

    JohnE 2005 A3 Sport 1.6 FSI

    If the revs don't rise, the clutch isn't slipping so it doesn't sound like a clutch issue - more like a loss of power under load. As Sevv says, you need a specialist to check for any fault codes as a first off.
  4. DeeGee68

    DeeGee68 DeeGee68

    Thanks guys. Now just need to find a specialist who IS a specialist in the Croydon area.....

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