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Audi A3 2001 1.6 Petrol - Clunking & Loss of power

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Old 04-20-2017, 08:25 AM
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Hi can anyone help me out, bought an old audi A3 2001 1.6 Petrol for a run around this summer and 6 days in its causing problems!

Im getting up to around 4th gear and there is a grinding/ thud noise and it loses power and the transition light is flashing, then it will go and the light will just be constant.
As soon as i have slowed down and re started the car its fine for a while then it happens again.
Its almost like the car is pulling back and as the accelerator goes down it makes a scraping noise (almost like the noise it would make if the brake pads were non existent). the initial pull back is quite violent (like dropping down a gear or two but after that you could continue.

has anyone has the same issue or can help me out with knowing what it is?

Cheers

James
 
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesRen View Post
Hi can anyone help me out, bought an old audi A3 2001 1.6 Petrol for a run around this summer and 6 days in its causing problems!

Im getting up to around 4th gear and there is a grinding/ thud noise and it loses power and the transition light is flashing, then it will go and the light will just be constant.
As soon as i have slowed down and re started the car its fine for a while then it happens again.
Its almost like the car is pulling back and as the accelerator goes down it makes a scraping noise (almost like the noise it would make if the brake pads were non existent). the initial pull back is quite violent (like dropping down a gear or two but after that you could continue.

has anyone has the same issue or can help me out with knowing what it is?

Cheers

James
I had the same problem for my 05 A3 did you get it fixed already? Or do you still need an answer?
 
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