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s3 common faults

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by snoopafly700, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. snoopafly700

    snoopafly700 New Member

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    hi what are the audi s3 common faults ?
     
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  3. Mpathe

    Mpathe 1st gear

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    coil packs, vaccuum pipe splits, exhaust manifold cracks, turbo cracks, central locking pump failure, alarm siran batterys, window winder plastic things. and the list goes on, but these go across the mk4 platform really
     
  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
    Staff Member Moderator quattro Audi S3

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    It might be easier to open the link below to have a look, or use the search function, plenty of threads on the subject.

    A3/S3 FAQs
     
  5. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    breather hoses... but then thats a given given these cars age
     
  6. s3mad_dude

    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    Recaro seat handles!! Both S3s I have owned I have had to repair them!!! Just did mine today on the new S3 :) It's an easy fix and if you do need to buy a new seat lever, it's only a fiver from the stealers.
     
  7. S3 Johnny

    S3 Johnny The grass isn't always greener

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    Theres alot that goes wrong but, you've got to love them!!
     
  8. tony696

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    alrite mate my seat lever play up wont lift the seat is it easy to repair

    sorry for robbing
     
  9. AudiS3-Turbo

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    Where is this battery located,is it built into the siren,as my one does not work.
     
  10. MURRAYS444

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    I think all the alarm stuff is located in the boot behind your subwoofer.
     
  11. AudiS3-Turbo

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    seen the siren when i removed the sub,but looked no futher into the fault at the time,thanks anyway.
     
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    There is also a controller switch for your alarm and this should be located on the inside of the driver door pilar and you have to have to push it until the red light comes on and then after shut the door and lock your car the red lights next to the door lock things should start flashing and that is your alarm activated.
     
  13. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Thats turns the interior ultra sonic sensors off mate. Thats all.
     
  14. AudiS3-Turbo

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    yea it all works fine,but siren is dead as ive tried to activate it via vag com and as batterys were mentioned i best look into this before splashing out :think:
     

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