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Audi a3 engine starts can't move gears flashing

Old 12-13-2016, 07:59 PM
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Unhappy Audi a3 engine starts can't move gears flashing


I've got a 2009 Audi A3 Sportsback.
It's currently sitting in my driveway as a glorified paperweight.
I don't want to get screwed by my mechanic so wondering if anyone knows anything about the issue i'm experiencing.

Car was driving fine, no issues ever. All of a sudden I get in my car and turn the engine on. All good Cluster board looks normal.

Change gear and remove hand brake. Engine revs but car doesn't move. This is the point I realize all the gear lights on the cluster boards are flashing. I can't go forward or reverse. Basically engine sounds fine but no motion whatsoever. Power recycle not doing anything, even left it for a few days and tried again, same issue.

I've seen a few forum posts but they're incredibly old or they actually are able to drive the car but the lights are flashing also it seems to be towards a4 and a6 models.

Any thoughts or ideas what it could be?

Last edited by KatyK; 12-13-2016 at 08:01 PM.
Old 12-14-2016, 12:25 PM
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That's the classic indication that something transmission related went bye bye

It would be helpful to know what engine/transmission you got in that A3 of yours. Is it the 2.0t? is it the "Quattro" edition or Front Wheel drive?
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