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2006 Audi A3 Question: overheating

 

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wally1y, Berkeley, CA, January 26, 2011, 19:34
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my audi is overheating.

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    Hal... (see my shops), January 26, 2011, 19:35
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    Is there coolant in the expansion tank? Is the fan working? Can you get heated air out of the vents?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 26, 2011, 21:26
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    Could also be the cooling system thermostat, restricted radiator, or a mildly blown head gasket. Get this checked out as more serious damage may occur.

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    Royal Motor Sales from Royal Automotive Group, January 27, 2011, 10:54
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    If your A3 is only overheating in traffic it's due to the radiator fans not coming on asthe thermo switch at the radiator id defective. We've seen a few of these. Feel free to give me a call at 415-241-8178 and we will look at it for you at N/C. Take care, Mike

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