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Audi A3 8L (1996-2003) Interior Assembly Disassembly Workshop Repair Manual

August 26, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003) by admin

Document Index

68 Interior Equipment
69 Passenger Protection
70 Trim / Insulation
72 Seat Frames
74 Seats – Upholstery, Covers

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

– 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Audi A3 8L

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Audi A3 8L (1996-2003) Maintenance Workshop Repair Manual

August 25, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003) by admin

Document Index

1 Survey of engines
5 Diesel engines
7 Delivery Service
12 Audi A3 as of chassis number 8LYA 000 001
20 Oil Change Service
21 Inspection Service
26 Lights, electrical equipment, switches, displays and other driver-operated controls: Checking function
28 Windscreen wiper and washer system and headlight washer system: adjust washer jet settings and check function
28 Windscreen washer system: check washer jet settings and adjust if necessary
30 Headlight washer system: check washer jet settings
31 Wiper blades: check park position and check for damage
36 Electric window lifters: check positions
37 Air conditioner: check function, set temperature to 22 °C
37 Radio / Navigation System Plus (Chorus, Concert, Symphony): deactivate transport mode
43 Radio or Radio/Navigation System Plus: activate anti-theft coding by entering fixed code number
46 Self-diagnosis: Interrogate fault memory with V.A.G 1551 or VAS 5051
48 Dash panel insert: set language version
51 Service interval display: reset
58 Service display: resetting LongLife Service as of 2000 I (Y)
88 Service display: resetting Inspection Service (fixed interval) as of 2000 I (Y)
114 Door arresters and lock cylinders: lubricate
114 Bonnet release catch: lubricate
115 Sun roof: check function, clean guide rails and spray with lubricating spray
115 Telematics: renew the emergency backup battery
117 Battery: check electrolyte level and top up with distilled water if necessary
124 Battery: check no-load voltage before starting the engine for the first time (only applies to vehi-cles kept in stock for long periods)
125 Battery: Check security of battery cables.
127 Battery: Perform load test
131 Removing engine cover
134 Engine (from above and below) and engine compartment: visual check for leaks and damage
135 Windscreen / headlight washer system: top up fluid
136 Cooling system: check antifreeze and top up coolant if necessary
141 Air cleaner: clean housing and replace filter element
142 Noise insulation: remove
143 Spark plugs: replace
148 Hydraulic system: check for leaks, check fluid level and top up hydraulic fluid if necessary
150 Fuel filter: replace (TDI engines)
152 Dust and pollen filter: replace
153 Toothed belt for camshaft drive: Check for damage, measure width of toothed belt (TDI engines up to and including model year 1999 (X))
154 Toothed belt for camshaft drive: replace (TDI engines)
155 Ribbed belt: replace
155 Toothed belt: replace
155 Transport locks: remove locking elements for front suspension struts
157 Manual gearbox/final drive: check oil level and top up if necessary
159 Haldex clutch: change the oil
161 Haldex clutch: change oil filter
164 Final drive (automatic gearbox): check oil level and top up if necessary
166 Engine oil: drain or extract, change oil filter
169 Brake system: visual check for leaks and damage
171 Brake pads: check thickness
172 Undersea!: visual check for damage
172 Track rod ends: check play, attachment and protective boots
173 Tyres (incl. spare wheel): check condition and wear pattern
175 Tyres (incl. spare wheel): check and record tread depths
176 Tyres (incl. spare wheel): inflate to correct pressures
177 Factory-fitted winter tyres
178 Wheel bolts: tighten to specified torque

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Audi A3 8L (1996-2003) Electrical Workshop Repair Manual

August 25, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003) by admin

Document Index

27 Starter, Current Supply
90 Gauges, Instruments
92 Windscreen Wipe and Wash System
94 Lights, Lamps, Switches – Exterior
96 Lights, Lamps, Switches – Interior
97 Wirings

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

– 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Audi A3 8L

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How to find Audi engine code

March 2, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003), Audi A4 B5 (1994 to 2001), Audi A4 B6 (2000 to 2006), Audi A6 C5 (1997 to 2005), Audi A6 C5 Allroad Quattro (1999 to 2005), Audi A8 D2 (1994 to 2002), Audi A8 D3 (2002 to 2010), Audi TT 8N (1998 to 2006), Generic How To's by admin

When you are searching for something to your cas, sometimes it’s usefull to know what is the code of the engine.

You have two options to easily retrieve the engine code of your car:

1. Look in your service book. On the first you’ll have a black and white sticker.
2. Look in your spare tyre well, and you’ll find the same black and white sticker.

how to find audi engine code

This sticker have severall information regarding your car (engine code, gearbox code,  paint code, trim code and all the option codes).

The engine code is the first information on the 4th line (highlighted in red in the image  on the left).

 

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2001, 2002, 2003 – Audi A3, A4, A6, A8, TT, Allroad – Petrol Engines – Scheduled Plan

February 17, 2016 in Audi A3 8L (1996 to 2003), Audi A4 B6 (2000 to 2006), Audi A6 C5 (1997 to 2005), Audi A6 C5 Allroad Quattro (1999 to 2005), Audi A8 D2 (1994 to 2002), Audi A8 D3 (2002 to 2010), Audi TT 8N (1998 to 2006), Scheduled Service / Maintenance Plans by admin


All you need to know to service your 2001, 2002, 2003 Audi A3, A4, A4 Cabrio, A6, A8, TT, TT Cabrio S4, S6, S8, A6 AllRoad (including Avant body type and Quattro transmissions) with Petrol engines – 1.6, 1.8, 1.8T, 2.0, 2.4L V6, 2.7L V6, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6 and 4.2L V8 – according to the Official Audi Scheduled Service Plan / Servicing Plan / Maintenance Plan.

This guide is for Petrol engines ONLY produced in years 2001, 2002 and 2003. For other engines, models or years, click here.

All the information in this article is in accordance with the Servicing Schedule Plan specified by Audi. Nevertheless, you should allways confirm with your car owners manual before any servicing.

Every 15.000 kms / 10.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. Change engine oil and oil filter
2. Cooling system – Check level and re-fill if necessary
3. Exhaust System – check for damage and leaks
4. Engine OBD – Check existing errors and act accordingly. Reset after checking.
5. Door Hinge Mechanisms – lubricate
6. Battery – check electrolyte and re-fill if necessary
7. Wiper/Washer – check fluid and re-fill if necessary
8. Automatic Shift Lock – check
9. Manual Transmission – check shift and interlock
10. Tires and Spare – check condition and pressure
11. Reset the Service Reminder Indicator
12. Check brake pads and brake discs wear
13. Drive Shaft Boots – check condition
14. Exterior lights: Check all lights and replace if needed.

Aditionally, every 30.000 kms / 20.000 miles schedule service interval:
1. Engine – check for oil and coolant leaks
2. Front Axle – check dust seals, ball joints, tie-rod ends
3. Automatic Transmission – check for leaks
4. Automatic Transmission Final Drive – check for leaks
5. Manual Transmission – check for leaks
6. Manual Transmission Final Drive – check for leaks
7. Dust and Pollen Filter – replace
8. Headlights – inspect and adjust if necessary
9. Sliding Roof – clean and lubricate rails
10. If TT / A3 Quattro – Haldex Clutch, change oil and filter

Aditionally, every 60.000 kms / 40.000 miles schedule service interval:
1. Multitronic™ Transmission – change ATF
2. Power Steering Fluid – check, add if necessary
3. Spark Plugs – replace
4. Air Cleaner – replace filter element, clean screen

Aditionally, every 120.000 kms / 80.000 miles schedule service interval:
1. Auxiliary Belt – replace

Aditionally, every 150.000 kms / 100.000 miles schedule service interval:
1. Timing Belt and Tensioner Roller – replace

Aditionally, every two years, regardless of mileage:
1. Brake Fluid
2. If Cabrio Cloth top – check rollover function


This maintenance plan is suitable for the following model years:

– Audi A3 (8L), A4 (B6) 1.6 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A3 (8L), A4 (B6), A6 (C5) 1.8 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A3 (8L), A4 (B6), A6 (C5), TT (8N) 1.8T made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A4 (B6), A6 (C5) 2.0 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A4 (B6), A6 (C5) 2.4 V6 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A6 (C5) 2.7T V6 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A6 (C5) 2.8 V6 made / sold in 2001
– Audi A4 (B6), A6 (C5), A8 3.0 V6 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A8 3.7 V8 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003
– Audi A4 (B6) S4, A6 (C5), S6 (C5), A8 4.2 V8 made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003