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Audi A3: I turned on my Audi A3 air conditioner for the first

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I turned on my Audi A3 air conditioner for the first time the day before yesterday in over a year. Now when I go to start it, the engine starts fine but it won't stay running. It just keeps conking out. What have I done wrong besides turn it on?? :-(
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Mark replied 3 years ago.

markthebooler :

Hello. My name is Mark and I will be assisting you today.

markthebooler :

Have you tried starting the engine with the aircon in the off position.

Customer :

Yes I have and it didn't work either.

markthebooler :

Ok. I don't think the problem is related to the aircon being switched on for the first time in a year.

markthebooler :

Start by checking for split or loose vacuum hoses around the throttle body and inlet manifold.

markthebooler :

Also check throttle body is clean and does not stick.

Customer :

Okay, I shall do that now.

Customer :

I did what you said, checked the hoses around the intake manifold snd the throttle cable and they all look good. I even took it around the block but every time I took my foot off the accelerator to apply the brakes it just died. It doesn't idle at all.