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no recall. have the cooling fan module inputs checked according to the wiring diagram.
is the coolant low? do the hoses to the heater core get hot? if not, could be a flow problem. ever put stop leak crap in, could be plugged. have coolant work done recently, could be air bound. the temp flap motor should be checked using a diagnostic tester to make sure the flaps go to the "hot" setting.
the key under the car light is the "immobilizer" light. if your immobilizer is acting up the car will start then shut off after about 2 seconds. as for the problem you describe, this may be "vapor lock" when fuel in the line boils. have your fuel pressure checked to see if it holds residual pressure.
its in the cover that the lower radiator hose connects to (2 bolts) behind the timing belt area just on the passenger side of the engine. install the new one with the vent hole up.
check fuel pressure, spark at the plugs, cam timing and compression.
just make it synthetic 75w90
WHOA! if the fault in the engine is MIL request and the trans fault is torque conv performance/stuck off you need a torque convertor only! the trans may need to be replaced only if another issue is verified by diagnosis. please get and post the codes.
the guys at these places got laid off from burger king. i hope they used synthetic oil because that is the only oil recommended for your 4 cylinder a4. go to the dealer and bring maintenance reciepts incase engine repairs are needed. you may be surprised that they may be willing to help or goodwill repairs.
HOPE HE DID THE COIL FOR FREE SINCE THE AUDI RECALL WOULD COVER YOUR VEHICLE. I'M PRETTY SURE THERE IS A FUSE IN THE ELECTRONICS BOX FOR THE COILS.
remove the wheels, unbolt the calipers by removing the two bolts per side (either 13mm bolt heads or 7mm allen key), squeeze back the piston, reverse proceedure. check the rotors, clean the pad brackets and check brake fluid and hoses for signs of damage or dry rot.