1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tech help wanted! - Car has all of a Sudden started mis-firing!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by wolfy1988, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi all

    2001 A3 1.6

    After my girlfriend dropped me off at work I noticed the car was mis-firing and generally running like a bag of nails!

    Its struggling to pull away cleanly, once your cruising its fine but you start to accelerate again its starts fussing.

    HT leads? Coil pack?

    Please help as I am very worried.

    J
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. talentwalsh

    talentwalsh Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep, classic signs of coil packs. Try get your car scanned to see which cylinders are misfiring to narrow it down.
     
  4. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh thats a relief, how much are they do you know?

    Just out of interest what difference does it make as to which cylinder is mis firing, surely the whole pack is replaced?

    Thank you for such a quick reply
     
  5. talentwalsh

    talentwalsh Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah you have the single unit coil rather than the individual units, dont get to many of those!! I think there about 80 bob or so
     
  6. R1KVX

    R1KVX Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    there is a recall
     
  7. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah i contacted Audi of Dublin a few weeks ago about this recall and they said my car is not covered?
     
  8. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Update:

    It was really running very badly today started it up after a gave it a damn good clean and it sounded like ****!

    I had a good poke around the engine bay and found nothing other than it needs some a couple of wishbone bush`s.

    Now before I go ordering a new coil pack any ideas??
     
  9. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    732
    I would get it scanned for faults first before parting with your hard earned,,,,,
     
  10. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Any ideas how much VagComs are and where the best place is to get one?

    It might be worth me picking one up seeing as Audi want €90 for the pleasure!

    J
     
  11. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator Team Brill Red Black Edition

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,695
    Likes Received:
    1,549
  12. TDIQ

    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    6
    I bought my Vag-Com lead for about £10 off eBay and used the old version of the software. Works fine for basic scanning and some adaptation.
     

Share This Page