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5kQ: Code 2142 ...

In message <9706221631.AA14052@bazooka.amb.org> ti@bazooka.amb.org (Ti Kan) writes:

> > I was driving the '88 5kCSQW [w/QLCC] and in 3rd gear at 
> > about 45MPH if I give the car moderate throttle the engine 
> > light comes on.  I got home and checked the error code ... 
> > it says 2142.  From the CIS-E III section in the Bentley it 
> > says this means knock sensor or wiring bad.
> Apparently these knock sensors are very sensitive about their
> mounting torque.  You may want to try to dismount it and then re-mount
> to the proper torque.

True.  Also sensitive to ECU grounding.  Check any brown wires connected to the 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club