I am really tired of this

Avenger avenger0017 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 21:05:35 PDT 2008

I had some similar oddities after I replaced my breather hose. Car had 
NO power and took almost WOT to get it to 2000 RPM, after which I got 
all my power back and the car would lurch forward. The car also had a 
hunting idle, so bad that it would eventually stall itself if left for 
more than a minute or two.

I cleaned the ISV thoroughly, cleaned the electrical connections to the 
ISV and the TPS, readjusted all my hoses and re-tightened them. Not sure 
if any one worked or if all worked, but it fixed my problem. The ISV is 
easy to remove and clean, definitely wont hurt to try it. Might not be a 
bad idea to test these electrically as well?

Have you checked for any vacuum leaks per chance?


These are very easy to make, only cost me about 7 dollars and 20 minutes 
of time.

Don't know if any of this will help you, but all of it is cheap if not 
free and not time consuming at all. Never hurts to check the simple 
things before fooling around with expensive sensors.


Jean-François Roldan wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for your replies.
> Both sensors were changed 3 months ago, car ran fine for about a month or so and then the problem came back slowly, to the point where it is now. Don't know about the other sensors you are talking about Robbie, do they have a different name for Audi?
> The MAF is a pretty expensive part to get I think, especially if it is not sure what kind of impact it will have.
> I let the car sit overnight after what happen yesterday and tried it this afternoon. Started fine, ran on idle for a few seconds and then started to be unstable, I gave it some gas, RPM boucing again, not able to reach 4000 RPM or to get the engine to wind up properly, and then if I gave it some gas, it started backfiring (for the first time).  The new thing about this is that it happen when the car was cold, a few seconds after startup...
> JF
> 91 200 tqa
>> Today's Topics:> > 1. Re: I am really tired of this (Ingo Rautenberg)> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------> > Message: 1> Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 14:47:20 -0400> From: Ingo Rautenberg <ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com>> Subject: Re: I am really tired of this> To: 200q20v at audifans.com> Message-ID: <EB97E004-7609-4FA0-AB13-97368DC0C58B at gmail.com>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed> > Sounds a lot like what happens with the V8's (mostly due to heat) and > while unlikely (more rarely) in the I-5 motors, I would replace both > the speed and rpm sensors and possibly also the MAF (200q20v I > assume). The problem with these sensors is they can be intermittent > wrt signal pickup and would give the exact same symptoms you > describe. I know of a few cases where the sensors would test out > fine, but in fact were not and the only way to fi the problem is to > replace the sensors (relatively cheap for your car also). I would > first do those two sensors and then if you still have a problem the MAF.> > Good luck.> > -Ingo> > On Sep 7, 2008, at 1:39 PM, 200q20v-request at audifans.com wrote:> > > Hi all,> >> > The origin of my no start or RPM bounce problem is still not solved.> >> > I left the car at my indie all week last week in order for him to > > experience the problem (intermittent, as always) and the first > > couple of days all was ok with the car, driving with no issue, no > > dying nor hesitation.> >> > All of a sudden, it started to act up in front of my mech's shop. > > Hesitation, RPM bouncing, unable to go past 4000 RPM. Mech tested > > all sensors, cleaned up the contacts, pulled the codes, only had > > the G28 code, cleared it. Tried again, same thing, replaced the > > fuel pump relay to try with one from another car, no difference. He > > then tried to start the car after cleaning everything, no start, > > pulled the codes again, no codes. Tried to start the car again, it > > fired up first try, no hesitation passed 4000 RPM. He test drove > > it, no issues at all, pull well and all, like the car never had > > anything.> >> > He tested the sensor again and all was ok for the rest of the day. > > I picked up the car the next morning, went back home, car was > > driving like perfect.> >> > Yesterday (day after I picked it up), left home, 20 min later it > > started to do the RPM bounce, no dying at all, just RPM bouncing, > > unable to go past 50 mph, As soon as it got close to 2000 RPM, it > > had misses. Lasted for one hour until I finally reached home > > again... It did die a couple of times , but restarted right away, > > no 20 min wait like before.> >> > I am tired of this, the wife wants to get rid of the car if this > > thing doens not clear up as we never know when it is going to leave > > us stranded...> >> > Any idea?> >> > JF> > 91 200 tqa> > > > ------------------------------> > _______________________________________________> 200q20v mailing list> 200q20v at audifans.com> http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/200q20v> > > End of 200q20v Digest, Vol 59, Issue 11> ***************************************
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