[s-cars] re: car dying between shifts, mine too.

matt ludwig. matt.ludwig2 at verizon.net
Fri Jan 24 08:48:33 EST 2003

hello all,

i would like to chime in saying my 95.5 s6 avant is having avery
similar problem that begun (like a broken record) just last night.
after driving for say 15 minutes, made a right turn and car dropped
idle and died at exit of slow (2mph) turn. any thoughts? the turbo
bypass valve  was just replaced about 60 days ago so that is out. i am
thinking either the grounding strap at rear valve cover are as David
suggested, or the MAF.

"please, please, please let it be the grounding strap." :) anyhow,
thank you for any insights.


matt ludwig.
95.5 s6 avant.
(it is also cold in DC.)

> From: "David Giannandrea" <giannandrea at mindspring.com>
> Date: Fri Jan 24, 2003  1:34:03  AM US/Eastern
> To: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Subject: [s-cars] re: car dying between shifts
> This symptom on my car was fixed by replacing the MAF (mass air-flow
> sensor). I think it is related to the hot wire that is used to sense
> the
> cooling effect of  the passing air, therefore calculating the amount
> of air
> going into the engine.
> Now, I had asked the dealer for the part, but it was not returned.
> Some lie
> about stock charge (implying rebuilt) but the price was same as new,
> about
> $650. You can get them for about $400 other places.
> Another note. The fault code that indicated the MAF, also suggested
> that the
> grounding strap and the rear of the valve cover can cause this problem.
> so..
> check the ground strap at rear of valve cover.
> get ready to replace the MAF.
> David

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