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Audi A3 2.0tdi- common problem?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by baileyc, May 19, 2012.

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    [May 19, 2012]
    Hello all, ill keep it short and sweet.

    I purchased my A3 2.0tdi sport (04) w/ 90k a few months back, has recently been idling dodgy for a few weeks, and just yesterday a terrible grinding noise started happening which I believe to be the starter motor (friend suggested perhaps a loose bearing).

    Is this a job I could do myself (not amazing with mechanics but i will give it a go if its a simple case of bolt on bolt off). And is the idling a seperate problem to that of the starter motor or are they related? Or is it best if I take it to an audi specialist and get it plugged in a diognosis machine?

    Thanks a lot for any help, much appreciated!
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    [May 19, 2012]
    2.0 tdi bkd have a slight judder on idle can be a list of items .
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    [May 22, 2012]
    Not to hard a job to remove tbh, just takes bit of time removing all the trims & undoing the bolts etc.
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