2005 Audi A3 power cutting out

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Asked by Jul 05, 2016 at 01:24 AM about the 2005 Audi A3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi guys, my 2005 Audi A3 2.0L TDi has been off
the road for a couple of months now with separate
mechanics not finding the solution, the problem is
the car will start fine, then once the engine starts
heating up to operating temperature (5-10 mins) it
starts cutting out and eventually dies, then won't
really start again until it is completely cooled
again. No fail codes show, I've had a fuel pump,
injectors, sensors and wiring loom all changed to
try and solve it but no joy, even Audi specialists are
stumped. I've my guy going to change a one-way
valve today but I fear it will be the same outcome.
All help appreciated as it is melting my brain.

6 Answers

65,725

Has the Audi dealer checked the PCM it self?

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Honestly not too sure, it's been with two separate mechanics, an audi specialist and now with an independent Audi mechanic so I'd imagine along the road it's been checked. I know the cold start software in the brain was changed as well to see if it could help but no change

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65,725

Had the same issue with a Audi tt,spent lots of money on same issue,funny that a brain will not tell you when its bad,just saying,have it checked.

65,725

PCM when bad want show codes./

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I'll have a chat with him in an hour or so and see if it helps him any

12,445

Locate a tech with a VAS 6150B / C and a multimeter The PCM is simple to check. $100 fee to locate the issue is fair Most likely a harness issue. I call it pattern recognition( A3 2.0L ) any Audi tech knows it too.

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