As you crank on the ratchet the whole pulley will try to turn, foiling your plans to unscrew it. There should be dirt marks and outlines to guide you. If you arent 100% take a picture and post it up and Ill let you know. Figure 7 Once you've removed the Torx fasteners note that the fender liner is removed in this photo of the passenger-side wheel well , you'll need to release the top two plastic fasteners. That part is easily lost but will result in drawing in hot air from the engine compartment rather than cooler outside air. October 3, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What vehicle year and model and what intercooler brand and model? This grille feeds air to the duct that supplies the side-mounted intercooler.
You can then slide the hoses off of the radiator. Anyone have tips on changing out the radiator I think its just the radiator but will find out tomorrow. It has 31000 miles on it. A small while ago my A3 started seriously overheating whilst driving - shooting up to pretty much the max 130C. That part was simple and the new radiator is in place all piping and electrics plugged back in but the car will not Ok simple fix to that dead battery think i might of shorted something out in the process. We re-assembled everything back to the point where we got the radiator put back on and radiator hoses connected.
This is necessary to service the headlight washers and to reach the radiator drain petcock in the case of the 1. It is still a very i know its really stupid but im just wonderin where my intercooler is bc in my old gti it was in the left fender and was wonderin if it is in the same place and if so can get more cold air to it by cutting my fog light cover its just like a plastic bit that has nothing to do with the housing of the fog lights On the U. This article applies to the Audi A4 B8 2008-2015. That would be a Bad Thing. I swapped a couple Chevys and built one from scratch minus the machine work.
I have Prestone that is 5050. Use your socket to remove the two bolts on top. I also recommend removing the plastic duct that leads to the side-mounted intercooler. Figure 1 The first step is to remove the small plastic grilles on either side of the bumper. I wondered if I had the wrong ones. Use your socket to remove the bolts so you can free up the fan.
Rest it on a support. The temperature gauge never moved from dead center since the coolant never dropped that far and I was thankful for the early warning. Place something underneath the bumper to rest it upon once it starts to come loose. The problem has gotten worse the hotter out it has gotten. As Im looking to sell the car very soon Id rather not buy a new part.
I've managed to rope my brother into doing the job being he is a trained mechanic and all. Heres an excellent listing of A3 Hello there i am wondering if anyone can help me with my audi a3 20041 night last week i locked the car up at night and the alarm kept going off through the night. If you feel any resistance, investigate the reason why and move things out of the way as needed. Its being fixed under my audi 100000 mile warrentee certified used had 15000 miles at purchase. Did I mention you should put a bucket under it? Procedure Remove the front bumper skin.
Remove the lower headlight plastic bumper support things. April 8, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Maintenance on what? I am guessing the procedure is pretty much the same when getting room to change the v6 timing belt. They never mentioned an apparent cause but I have heard of other A3s with radiator leaks due to faulty hose 2nd that youve been told wrong. I was told the O2 sensor was faulty and the service advisor recommended against from driving Quote Originally Posted by flew66 I asked for a loaner and the service advisor gave me an 2009 A6 3. Looking down into the engine compartment behind the radiator, you can see some wiring surrounding the fan shroud that was attached with a zip tie, rather than with the metal clip as from the factory. But there really isn't anything to take a picture of except for a couple of greasy guys pulling on an expensive bumper.
Hope no hoses or any other components are also damaged. The bolts I speak of are directly behind the head lights close to the radiator. Jack up the front of the car. Remove the fan and attach the custom hexagonal metal adapter plate back onto the pulley using the same 3 bolts. After removing the hoses, you might need to unplug a little wiring harness right above the lower hose. So if anyone is thinking of doing this just be sure you take saved myself about 270 bucks. The Calgary dealer replaced my radiator under warranty and of course refilled with audi coolant.