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A3 1.9 TDI 110 SE - intermittent cut out

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Old 11-01-2005, 08:11 AM
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Default A3 1.9 TDI 110 SE - intermittent cut out

Hi all,
I have a 1997 A3 3-door model, manual box. Now has 237,789 miles on the clock. Has been faultless (other than aircon) and this new problem. I have and intermittent cut-out on driving. Aggravated by a recent trip to the dealers for (aircon) repair work. Sounds like a bad earth (ground). Can occur after traversing speed-humps, or cornering, but often just rolling along the road. Symptoms are: engine cuts, steering goes very heavy (steering pump is not working), oil light comes on (and beeps), car slows quickly - embarrassing on the motorway (freeway). Pull over, hazards on, and turn ignition circuit to check if "glow-plug" light illuminates. This can take several "tries", usually within a minute, it's back, and then it'll re-start, and be fine (until the next time). Can go days without a glitch, and then can kick-up 3 or 4 times in as many miles. If anyone has any pointers where to look, I'd appreciate it. Needless to say dealers have had 3 tries at it, and come up with nothing, no ECU diagnostics or anything. I have already replaced the battery-top fusible link fuse box which carries the 30amp fuses for the glow/pre-heat circuits. This item was faulty - it had badly corroded connectors and fuses, and a cracked casing (dealer visits again!), but may have become so from poor earth that was causing arc-ing, in retrospect. Here's hoping...
 
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:58 AM
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Default RE: A3 1.9 TDI 110 SE - intermittent cut out

I also have this problem although it happens infrequently currently. I have a 1997 A3 TDI SE with 71k. Fingers crossed you get an answer!
 
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:42 PM
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Default RE: A3 1.9 TDI 110 SE - intermittent cut out

sounds like an engine load problem check the connection to this switch, if switch not fitted check condition of all engine/battery grounding points

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