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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mark1960, Jan 10, 2011.

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    [Jan 10, 2011]
    My A3 1.8t 51 plate....was running great all day went into a carpark for 30 mins came out and car struggled to start...got it going after a while but engine managment light is on? Car seems to be running normally after I get it to fire up. Got it home and went out after about an hour same problem car won't fire up?
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Really, if the EML is on you need to get it fault scanned.

    Off the bat, I would suspect the Coolant Temp Sender unit personally, but that's guesswork.
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    Thanks for that....My car is in the body shop at the moment will get it checked out on its return...Damn those left hand drive foreign trucks!!!!!
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    a truck hit u?
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    if you need it scanning im in sheffield give me a pm
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    mine was doing this aswell (just not any lights coming on) fault scanner it, and as Welly said, turned out to be the coolant temp sensor. cheap fix, around £13 from ebay :)
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    Thanks guys... Yes I was doing 69.9 mph! in the middle lane of the M1 with cars going past me in the fast lane and a foreign truck decided to pull out and didnt see me.... He said I was in his blind spot...Me thinks he was just blind!!!!! Car due back in 3 weeks with new front wing, Door, Door mirror, and back panel..Only £25.00 short of being written off!....
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