Ring Any Bells?
Charles G. Alday
calday at umich.edu
Wed Feb 28 07:53:33 EST 2001
I just thought I would give some follow-up.
There appears to have been two problems.
Hall Sender: I rotated the distributor about 2 degrees counter-clockwise
and that resolved the error code.
The engine dying and blowing ECU fuse: I had the engine running and I was
moving connectors. When I touched the connector on the bottom of the
ignition coil the engine died and the fuse blew. I removed the coil
assembly and cleaned-up the contacts and tightened the connectors a bit.
With a good electrical connection, the problem appears solved.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles G. Alday" <calday at umich.edu>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 8:57 AM
Subject: Ring Any Bells?
> Hello Everyone -
> I was driving down the road and the engine just died on my '86 5KTQ. I
> rolled into a parking lot and it would not restart. I checked the fuses
> #24 "engine timing" was blown. I replaced it and it still wouldn't start
> and the fuse didn't blow again. I towed it home and there it sat for
> 2 weeks. I would go out and try to start it and wiggle wires, but no
> I checked the error codes - nothing. It was outside, so I couldn't do
> I decided to make the effort to move it into the garage and had to roll it
> back. For reasons I won't go into I hit the starter with it in gear to
> it a little - it then started. I let it run for awhile and checked the
> error codes and got only "2113" - Hall sending unit. I did the whole
> of it in Bentley and everything checks out.
> A couple days before this last incident the engine died right after
> home. I pulled over and it started right back up.
> Does any of this ring a bell with anyone? Any recommendations?
> Thanks much.
> '86 5KTQ
> '87 4KQ
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