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Why is my Audi A3 stalling?

Hi,

I have an Audi A3 1.6; when I start it, it idles for a few seconds and then it cuts out; what can the problem be?

Filed under fault - Asked by Johnny Morulane (Pretoria) - Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:20


Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor - @Shane_O_D

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Hi Johnny,

If you have the first-generation Audi A3 1.6 petrol, then it's likely to be one of two things. The idle speed could be set too low or there's a seal missing from an unused engine bay harness 14-pin multi-plug allowing water in. Both are cheap and easy fixes for any mechanic to carry out.

Naturally, something else could be causing the problem, but these are known issues with that engine.

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