[A4] Hesitation problem

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Thu Jan 24 08:46:35 PST 2008

Have you two (Joyce and Bradley) checked the codes?  Do that first.
Worst case go to an independent or dealer and pay the $40 but preferably
find somebody nearby with ProDiag or VagCom.

My first thought is ignition - coils, POS, or something...but I bet the
ECU is storing a code that would be very helpful


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Subject: Re: [A4] Hesitation problem

That sounds similar to my problem. Although mine is a little worse. When
I looked in my owner's manual, it said a blinking engine lights points
to a problem with the catalytic converter. 

My car would buck at certain moments, mostly when I downshifted to slow
down, speed up a little and then upshift. Right around that point of
upshifting would my car buck and then the check engine light would
blink. Now it stays on. My car never had issues at idle though. My
mechanic said I needed a new cat converter.

Whatever you do, don't let a mechanic try to sell you a brand new cat
converter for $1,000! Anyway it's been suggested ( for me anyway ) it
could be the oxygen sensor going bad and not the cat converter. 

Hope this helps.


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-----Original Message-----
From: "Bradley, Warren" <Warren.Bradley at wwecorp.com>

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 20:56:23 
To:<A4 at audifans.com>
Subject: [A4] Hesitation problem

Hi all, 

A strange problem has just arisen in my B6 A4 1.8TQM...I got in the car
today and started driving and noticed a strange bucking movement, almost
like the car was hiccupping or stuttering.  At first I thought it was
just on acceleration but then I noticed it on idle too.  At one point
the check engine light flashed for a couple of seconds and then went
off.  It was running fine the last time I drove it (Monday early AM),
I've been out of town until today and then it just started happening.
Any ideas what *might* be wrong???  


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