3B Distributor Issue. Maybe more?

alan cordeiro alancordeiro at comcast.net
Mon Mar 13 07:27:03 EST 2006

Perhaps its a distributor issue after all, but much simpler.
Check out your rotor, and see if it is intact.

I very much doubt you have damaged the ignition
module with the crossed wires, by the way, the
"ignition module" is really the ECU.....

If you  rotor is damaged, lost its tip etc... get a new
one and try and put back your wires correctly,

Good luck, hope it ends up being this simple,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Leon" <proleonk at gmail.com>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 5:15 AM
Subject: 3B Distributor Issue. Maybe more?

> Hi all,
> thank you in advance for reading this! I tried to keep it short.
> I am a proud owner of a nice tan '91 Audi 200 Quattro Turbo with the 20V
> 3B engine. It ran strong till the day I was sliding around a curve and the
> engine stalled on me. After this, the engine wouldn't rev faster then
> 2800-3000rpm when engaged in any gear, but would rev up all the way in
> neutral. When driving and coming close to that certain range it seemed
> like stepping on the brakes, as the car slowed down (even when completely
> on the gas). It "seemed" like a MAF issue, but I never got to determine
> that.
> Engine ran fairly well in idle, even though RPM's were bouncing.
> I pulled the following codes at a shop: Throttle Position Sensor (already
> replaced), Oxygen sensor (was disconnected), Hall Sensor/Engine speed
> sensor (problem here!). Doubt that its a fuel pump problem. Replaced
> fuel filter, didnt check for the fuel pressure.
> At home I removed the distributor cap, hoping to get access to the hall
> sensor. I cleaned cap and rotor surfaces and put it back together. With no
> luck I put the distributor back together, started the engine. Engine ran
> on 2-3 cylinders - wrong firing order. After switching wires, engine
> didn't start any more. Now I have no spark - I believe I either fried the
> ignition module or the hall sensor completely gave out.
> Right now I am looking at getting a new distributor, to get the car up and
> running again. I was hoping that I only could replace the hall sensor, but
> I believe those are not sold anymore separately. Do any of you 20v 3B Audi
> owners have an old distributor lying around, or would know of any other
> kind of fixes? I already found out that the Audi 200 10v has a different
> distributor model, and will not work.
> I greatly appreciate any input, and thanks for reading all this!
> David
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