Audi A3

since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Audi A3
- Maintenance instruction
   Audi A3/S3 brand cars - the summary
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, tool and workplace equipment
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Engine start from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile himikaliya
   Diagnostics of malfunctions of knots and car systems
   Governing bodies and receptions of safe operation
   Arrangement of governing bodies and devices
   Keys, body locks with uniform management and the security alarm system
   Electric window regulators and rear-view mirrors
   Safety systems. Transportation of children
   Luggage carrier
   Adjustable steering column
   Hand brake
   Automatic transmission
   The device of the acoustic help at a parking
   Lock of ignition and engine start
   Control and measuring devices. Precautionary and diagnostic systems
   Traveling computer
   Switches and switches
   Screen wipers and stekloomyvatel
   Ventilation, heater and conditioner of air of salon
   Elevating and movable panel крыши*
   Illumination of salon and luggage carrier
   Salon equipment
   Luggage carrier on a roof
   Running in
   Features of driving of the car and auxiliary systems (ABS, EDS, ASR, ESP)
   Trailer operation
   Fuelling and emergency unlocking of a cover of the refueling hatch
   Readjustment of headlights
   First-aid kit
   Sign of an emergency stop
   Set of the tool and jack
   Spare wheel
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ the Power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Automatic transmission and models with a full drive
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Elektroskhema


Poddomkrachivaniye and towage



For a poddomkrachivaniye of a forward part of the car it is necessary to cock the parking brake and, for safety, to enclose under back wheels wedges.

At a poddomkrachivaniye of a back part of the car it is necessary to include transfer and to enclose wedges under forward wheels.

To substitute reliable support under the body parties. If one party at first rises, and then another, it is necessary to watch reliability of support.

Reference points for lifting by an automobile jack

Do not start the engine of the lifted car it it is dangerous.

Points of a poddomkrachivaniye of the car
Jack installation
Installation site of a paw of the lift in a forward part of the car. The center of a basic plate of a jack should coincide with marking (shooter)
Installation site of a paw of the lift in a back part of the car. The center of a basic plate of a jack should coincide with marking (shooter)
For release of a forward towing eye uncover
The back towing eye is located on the right under a bumper

For a raising of the car it is necessary to use a jack established under basic places of a body of the car which are located on the bottom beam of a body in 13 cm in front in 22 cm behind from the corresponding wheel arch.


If the jack is established not under a basic place of a body, probably, damage of a body of the car. Besides, there is a danger of receiving a trauma.

Establish a jack under the car

– The paw of a jack should cover densely a vertical edge of a longeron in order that when lifting car the jack could not slide off.

At the same time it is necessary to level the provision of a jack and to lift a jack paw until she densely will not lie down to a vertical edge.


At jack installation on soft soil possibly car falling from a jack. Therefore it is necessary to put a jack on firm soil. If it is necessary, it is necessary to use steady and rather big support on the area.

For posting of the car it is necessary to use the lift.

To avoid damages of a bottom of the car, it is necessary to use surely the corresponding linings from a prorezinenny material.


The car by no means cannot be lifted under the case pallet, under a transmission, under back or forward axes, differently there can be serious damages of knots and units.

The basic plate of a jack should not concern a level of fastening of the longitudinal lever of a suspension bracket, the steering otherwise can be damaged.

Before entrance on the lift it is necessary to be convinced that there is a sufficient distance between low-sited points of the car and lift elements.

Reference points under the lift and the garage lift

– In front at a vertical element of rigidity of the bottom beam.

– Behind at vertical an element of rigidity of the bottom beam around the beaten-out marking.
The element of rigidity of the bottom beam should lie in the middle on a basic plate of the lift.


Towage of the car is possible only for the eyes intended for this purpose.

Fixing towing cables/bars

1. Remove a lattice in the lower part of a bumper. For this purpose press the top edge (the shooter on illustrations) down and at the same time take out a cover.
2. The towing eye is under a cover.
3. At installation of a cover insert the lower part into a bumper. Then insert the top part of a cover into a bumper so that it was fixed.
4. The back towing eye is located on the right under a bumper.
Towage rules
5. Include ignition that the steering wheel was unblocked and it was possible to include turn signals, a sound signal, screen wipers and stekloomyvatel.
6. Establish RKPP in neutral situation.
7. The alarm system turn on on both cars.
8. The power steering and the amplifier of a brake work only at the working engine. Therefore at the idle engine turn of a steering wheel and pressing a pedal of a brake demand the appendix of more considerable efforts!
9. At application of a towing cable the driver of the towing car should include coupling softly. The driver of the towed car should watch that the cable was always tense.
10. Without oil in RKPP and respectively in AT the car is authorized to be towed only with the lifted driving wheels.
11. Application of a towing bar is recommended. The cable should be elastic that promotes preservation of towing and towed cars. It is necessary to apply only plastic cables or cables with elastic intermediate links.
Cars with AT
Establish the selector in the situation "N" the Maximum speed of towage of 50 km/h!
Maximum distance of towage of 50 km!.
12. On big distances the car should be towed with the lifted forward wheels or being shipped on the conveyor.


For an exception of damages of RKPP it is not necessary to transport the car by partial loading of a back part, with rotating driving wheels.

Cars with a full drive
Address to the subsection Full drive.
Car start by towage (emergency start)
Start by towage (engine start by car moving) at cars with AT is impossible.
Before starting the engine car towage, it is recommended to use the storage battery of other car for start.


At the warmed-up petrol engine it is authorized to tow the car on distance no more than 50 m, otherwise there is a danger of damage of the catalytic converter.

13. Before towage include the second or third transfer, press a pedal of coupling and hold it.
14. Include ignition.
15. Slowly include transfer if both cars moved a little.
16. As soon as the engine was started, press a pedal of coupling and switch off transfer to exclude arrival on the leading car.