View Full Version : Please Help Engine cutting off on idle neutral gear

19-04-2009, 06:05 PM
Hi Guys,

My audi a3 1.8t sport 2001 is giving me problems the engine seems to cut off when i am on neutral gear or if the car is not moving the rev goes up and down and then cuts off how can fix this please??

20-04-2009, 05:08 PM
a friend of mine had a very similar problem and it turned out to be the coilpacks. i'd give them a look

poddy 1.8T
22-05-2009, 03:19 PM
You maybe have it sorted, if not try the vacuum hoses found around the back of the engine..I lost a clip on one of mine, the car was lumpy on idle and would cut out when parked.

23-05-2009, 10:19 PM
Also check the MAF sensor, very common weak spot, is your fuel pressure ok? Check that the fuel filter is free and not blocked also.


04-08-2009, 10:00 PM
hi i had a problem with my a3 it turned out to be the cam shaft sensor which is tucked in behind the cam belt wheel