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urgent help needed pls - ECU light / limp home mode

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MrCoont, Jun 24, 2006.

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    [Jun 24, 2006]
    guys,

    car is an X reg A3 1.8T

    we had an isssue with bad idling and stalling... now the ECU warning light is on and it has NO performance

    im assuming its in Limp home mode

    The car has an ECON button.. is there a diagnostic sequence I can enter to check the car?

    ive tried the search function on here but it yeilds no results

    any help woul dbe MOST appreciated!

    thanks

    Dave
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    [Jun 24, 2006]
    quick update

    went out and unplugged the sensor just before the air box.. im assuming the MAF sensor?

    it ran fine.. albeit you could hear the turbo whistling?????? should this be able to be heard as the car is std

    also the engine management light stayed on as well as the ESP light!???

    how much are new MAF sensors from the dealer?


    thks

    Dave
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    [Jun 24, 2006]
    The cost from a dealer is around £75 + VAT; I'm not sure if this is still done as an exchange scheme; whereby you return your dead one in order to get that pricing on the replacement - that was how it worked when I last needed to swap one; but things may have changed since then.

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    Rob.
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