What could have been removed from the engine compartment?
May 2, 2010 3:30 PM Subscribe
What part could you remove from a car engine that would suddenly limit power to 3000RPM?
posted by lovejones to travel & transportation (19 answers total)
Left the car with a valet a few nights ago, and on return my engine light was on but the car was drivable. I was on local roads, so I didn't need to push the engine so hard so I didn't notice anything weird. The next day I am driving and as soon as I hit 3000RPM in any gear the engine just gives out and I need to move down a gear to get it moving again. No loss of power, it just goes limp and I need to bring it under 3000 to get acceleration again.
My suspicion is that the valets popped the hood and pulled something out while they had the car because this was no gradual change. Car was perfect before this and all of a sudden this transmission problem immediately when the car was delivered.
The question is, is this a telltale sign of the removal/failure of any part in particular or does it sound like a general transmission problem that just happens? Going to the mechanic this week, but I wanted to see if this is anything obvious to the more car knowledgeable.
Model 2007 Audi A3 1.8T w/ tiptronic.