When to replace the Lambda Sensor on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Lambda sensor : 100000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.6 E-Power, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Lambda Sensor for A3 Hatchback (8P1) and other AUDI models
Replacement: lambda sensor – AUDI A3 (8P1). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Electronic spray
High-temperature ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 10
Flare nut wrench #22
Clip removal tool
Ratchet wrench
Thread tap
Fender cover
Replacement: lambda sensor – AUDI A3 (8P1). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • After replacing the oxygen sensor, clear the trouble code from the electronic control unit and let the ECU adapt itself to the new sensor.
  • Before getting down to work, start the engine and let it warm up to operating temperature.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A3 (8P1) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Step 4
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    Undo the fasteners of the oil pan lower cover. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  2. Step 5
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    Remove the oil pan cover.
  3. Step 6
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    Disconnect the oxygen sensor wiring. Use a clip removal tool.
  4. Step 7
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    Detach the oxygen sensor connector. Use a clip removal tool.
  5. Step 8
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    Clean the oxygen sensor fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 9
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    Unscrew the oxygen sensor fastener. Use a flare nut spanner #22.
  7. Step 10
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    Remove the oxygen sensor.
  8. Step 11
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    Cut the thread for the new oxygen sensor. Use a thread tap. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 12
    Treat the oxygen sensor. Use high-temperature ceramic grease.
    Step 13
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    Install the new oxygen sensor.
  10. Step 14
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    Tighten the oxygen sensor fastener. Use a flare nut spanner #22. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 37 Nm torque.
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