Audi A3

Since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Audi A3
- The maintenance instruction
   Cars of mark Audi A3/S3 - the summary
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, the tool and the workplace equipment
   Поддомкрачивание and towage
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile химикалии
   Diagnostics of malfunctions of knots and car systems
   Controls and receptions of safe operation
   Arrangement of controls and devices
   Keys, locks of a body with uniform management and the security alarm system
   Electric window raiser and rear-view mirrors
   Safety systems. Transportation of children
   Luggage carrier
   Adjustable steering column
   Manual brake
   Automatic transmission
   The device of the acoustic help at a parking
   The lock of ignition and engine start
   Control and measuring devices. Precautionary and diagnostic systems
   The travelling computer
   Switches and switches
   Screen wipers and washer
   Ventilation, heater and the conditioner of air of salon
   The podemno-sdvizhnaja panel крыши*
   Salon and luggage carrier illumination
   The salon equipment
   Luggage carrier on a roof
   Features of driving of the car and auxiliary systems (ABS, EDS, ASR, ESP)
   Trailer operation
   Fuelling and emergency unlocking of a cover refuelling лючка
   Readjustment of headlights
   The first-aid set
   Sign on an emergency stop
   The complete set of the tool and jack
   Spare wheel
+ Current leaving and service
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The power supply system and release of the fulfilled gases
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual box of a gear change
+ Automatic transmission and models with a full drive
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electroschemes

Поддомкрачивание and towage



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

At поддомкрачивании 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 поддомкрачивания the car
Jack installation
Installation site of a paw of the lift in a forward part of the car. The centre of a basic plate of a jack should coincide with marks (marksman)
Installation site of a paw of the lift in a back part of the car. The centre of a basic plate of a jack should coincide with marks (marksman)
For clearing of a forward towing eye uncover
The back towing eye is located on the right under a bumper

For a car raising 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 sm in front in 22 sm behind from a 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 reception of a trauma.

Establish a jack under the car

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

Simultaneously it is necessary to level position of a jack and to lift a jack paw until she densely will not lie down to a vertical edge.


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

For car posting it is necessary to use the lift.

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


The car in no event cannot be lifted under the pallet картера, 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 laths 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 marks.
The element of rigidity of the bottom beam should lie in the middle on a basic plate of the lift.


Car towage is possible only for the eyes intended for it.

Fastening of a towing cable/bar

1. Remove a lattice in the bottom part of a bumper. For this purpose press the top edge (the marksman on illustrations) downwards and simultaneously take out a cover.
2. The towing eye is under a cover.
3. At cover installation insert the bottom 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 has been unblocked and it was possible to include signals of turn, a sound signal, screen wipers and washer.
6. Establish РКПП in neutral position.
7. The alarm system include on both cars.
8. The hydraulic booster of a wheel and the brake amplifier 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 has been always tense.
10. Without oil in РКПП and accordingly in АТ it is authorised to tow the car only with lifted приводными 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 АТ
Establish the selector in position “N” the Maximum speed of towage of 50 km/hour!
The maximum distance of towage of 50 km!.
12. On the big distances the car should be towed with the lifted forward wheels or being shipped on the conveyor.


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

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


At разогретом the petrol engine it is authorised to tow the car on distance no more than 50 m, otherwise there is a danger of damage каталитического the 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 have 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.

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