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Clutch??? What do you think

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by daveflynn, Mar 8, 2006.

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    [Mar 8, 2006]
    Hi

    Just got my 3.2 A3 back from dealer.

    Previous to this it had started to make a little noise, then a worying noise then a great big juddering bloody noise when accelerating, but only 3rd to 6th

    I thought it was the clutch, revs seem to rise with juddering as if clutch not engaging properly

    Got went to dealer, dealer has apparently remaped ECU and now it doesn't do it. Dealer says that there has been a problem with the low end torque and the clutch "jumping"

    Now have car back, seems normal (although 2 days of driving a 2.0 A4 and I forgot how mental the car is)

    Any thoughts??

    My gut worry is that they had handicapped the car at low revs so it doesnt do it anymore (but I don't think its noticable) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    BTW if your dealer is unable to get you one of their cars when you have a problem under warranty, ring the AUDI/RAC people and they will collect you car and hire you a spare whilst it is fixed /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dancing.gif
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    [Mar 9, 2006]
    A bit more to the story

    The day after It came back it did exactly the same, the original problem.

    Car now back at dealer, waiting for response
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    [Mar 10, 2006]

    Ah so the used one of those temporary fixes...
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    [Mar 10, 2006]
    Update


    The dealer phoned me today to say that they had not experienced this problem before so were stumped. They are waiting for Audi Tech to tell them what to do. He thinks it is a gearbox out job. (BTW it's a manual)

    So stuck with the 2.0 A4 which is not at all fun to drive. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif
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    [Mar 17, 2006]
    More...

    The dealer put in a new clutch as mine was "badly worn"

    They then took the car out and guess what it was WORSE!

    they now are going to put a new gearbox in it to see if that works.

    Waiting for one from Germany

    Will have taken 3 weeks to fix it

    Grumpy and sad without car, no adrenaline fix, might have to take up base jumping although no time as it takes me ages to get to work now (country lanes big lorries, slow car /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif)
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    [Mar 23, 2006]
    Result

    Now have car back

    Is fixed

    New gearbox, and a new clutch heh heh heh

    No fiscal soluition to the problem from my part either, just was handed the keys and said there you go.

    Happy now

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    [Mar 23, 2006]
    Nice one, hope it stays that way.
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    [Mar 24, 2006]
    I seriously hope that this isn't the same problem as I've got! My noise starts at 45mph onwards so 3rd upwards! And the Audi Assist guy did say it could be diff related! but I haven't had any or much juddering. I hope mine is just the wheel bearing or something..!
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