Subject: 97A6Q check engine light

John Larson j.d.larson at
Sun Aug 18 18:31:19 EDT 2002

That's a "check engine" light, not pertaining to any other system in the
car.  I use VAG-com to turn those out, although there may be other ways on a
97, I'm not sure.  It's probably because of the earlier mis-aligned cam, but
it may be something else altogether.  You need to pull the codes and find
out, then fix the problem as necessary, then erase the code.  You'd be
amazed how many people on the VAG-com users group can't seem to grasp the
procedure.  Like "Hey, I cleared  the code and it came right, wassup?", as
if pulling and clearing the code fixes the problem.  HTH, John

Subject: 97A6Q check engine light
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 20:06:17 +0000

Finally got the timing belt aligned and the engine
seems to be running fine. Though I now have a check
engine light on. Since I also did the rear brakes on
the car know I have some air in the line because the
brakes went to the floor and then finally firmed up.
Can this cause the check engine light to come on. What
an wasted weekend.




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