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Alright Folks!!

I'm having trouble with my car lately... anyone have any idea whats wrong with it. I havent a clue!
Its a 00 Audi A3 5 dr 1.6L
Basically the problem is very intermittant and is composed of two main problems.
1. When i turn the key to start her up sometimes the engine won't engage, it makes the usual whining sound but the engine just doesn't kick in. After a few goes it always starts but i understand that this can be bad for the strater motor.
2. While driving, sometimes the throttle takes on a life of its own. I could be driving along and going from 2nd to 3rd or 3rd to 4th gears and the throttle just gets stuck at about 3000 revs! I have to pull in to the hard shoulder straight away. When the car is stopped and in neutral and my feet are completely off the accelerator the engine is still roaring away at 3000 - 400 revs. and sometimes it keeps rising slowly.
Scary stuff eh! I've put her into a local garage and he found no fault but i'm bringing her back at the weekend. I'm just afraid he won't be able to duplicate the fault and therefore not be able to fix it.

Sorry for the long-winded post!
Any advice??
Doccy
 

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Hi, i am having the same problem referring to your second point.
It got a life of its own where rev kicks in and then goes down then up.
This happen when i notice oil leak around my gearbox.Any suggesstion would be great.
 

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Audi had this problem in the early 80's the fixed it by putting a idle stabilizer motor on all audi have them to this date, on your car I believe it is in will the throttle body, if you can get to easily depending on engine size clean it with some brake cleaner and or compressed either, also clean the throttle body while your at it.
 
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