I have a 2001 Audi A3 (8L) 1.8tqm, same drivetrain as the TT. I'm posting here because the A3 forum is a ghost town.
Now that the roads are getting slippery in the morning, the car slides alot more. I'm still riding on summer tires, just need to pull the winter tires out of the basement and swap them. I was playing around the other morning when it was wet and very cold/frosty and I was launching the car from several stops and roundabouts. I noticed that my front tires would spin alot while launching every time and I felt no push or help from the rear tires.
Does this mean that the driveshaft isn't sending power to the rear axle? How can I check to see the power distribution to the rear wheels? The center diff is electrically controlled, right? How can I check that the center diff is actuating like it should? This is my first Haldex AWD and I already kinda don't like it. I've had a few Torsen AWD's in the past that seemed to work flawlessly all of the time. I'd like to get this figured out before the snow really starts falling and I need the AWD to get up a hill to my house. Thanks!
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