[V8] trans problem
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 30 15:26:56 PST 2008
Yup that is true, I do not know why I mentioned the check engine light...DOH
I may have mentioned it cause after the engine checks the diagnosics go to the trans codes after blinking via the PRNDL display. The instrament cluster checks are after that.
As a note....... you do not need anything special to pull codes from these cars. The check engine bulb connector needs to be hooked up which is located in the center console area. & you can use a simple paper clip to touch the two diagnostic pins to activate the light. The paper clip is like how you'd have to do it on the older cars with a fuse in the fuel pressure relay for 5sec.
Or I hade up two connectors on a 10gauge wire & it's simple now.
--- On Sun, 11/30/08, urq <urq at pacbell.net> wrote:
> From: urq <urq at pacbell.net>
> Subject: Re: [V8] trans problem
> To: v8 at audifans.com
> Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 1:27 PM
> ... I've never dealt with an automatic transmission
> problem, but it is my
> understanding that the tranny codes blink out through the
> PRNDL display.
> The only cars which have the check engine light hooked up
> are the California
> cars ... I wonder if any cars imported to Canada have them.
> If you need to
> blink ECU codes chances are you'll need a separate
> lamp/LED setup ... as
> described on the SJMautotechnik site I referenced before.
> Good luck!
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> -----Original Message-----
> the throttle being stuck is a common problem with these
> cars. The throttle
> pedal is attached to a cable thats routed to the back of
> the motor. The
> cable end is connected to a linkage that has a rod attached
> to it & goes
> under the Intake & ends in the front of the Intake
> attached to the throttle
> switch (WOT switch). Were the throttle rod goes underneith
> the Intake there
> are roller bearings attached to the rod & they get
> gummy & stick.
> All so the cruise rod is attached to the linkage @ the
> back of the motor
> were the cable is attached. There is a hard plastic bushing
> that the cruise
> rod goes through & that breaks & causes the wide
> open throttle issue as
> To properley clean the linkage, bearings, ect you have to
> take the throttle
> body off the front of the motor to properly clean/spray the
> As far as the trans issue........
> I suggest haveing the codes pulled. To pull the codes the
> check engine light
> needs to be hooked up. When you turn the key do you see a
> symbole of an
> engine displayed in the center of the instrament cluster?
> If not then you
> need to hook it up.
> To do that you'll need to remove the side carpet
> pieces on the center
> console. Then you have to look on both pass & drivers
> side for a single
> Black connector that is taped to the harness in there.
> But shoot me your phone # it'll be easier to explaine
> everything to you.
> Don't worry we'll get you through this :-)
> Ron Mit 4.2 5sp MONSTER
> --- On Thu, 11/27/08, Wendy Teal
> <wanderson16 at cogeco.ca> wrote:
> > From: Wendy Teal <wanderson16 at cogeco.ca>
> > Subject: Re: trans problem
> > To: ron_01056 at yahoo.com
> > Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008, 11:36 PM
> > Hi Ron...... I have a beautiful but dead 1990 Audi
> > V8 32 valve.....: ( I have only had it 3 months, put a
> > of $$ into it to be able to safety and buy the car. I
> > it off a local dr. Well the other day with the change
> > temp. my lovely throttle became stuck wide open while
> > driving down the road....the car was/is great running
> like a
> > top.....then this.....so I got it around the block,
> > with both feet on the brake pedal. ....the next
> morning had
> > it towed to a garage..My friend the mechanic got it
> > apart and found the throttle straightened it right
> > out.....bamm, running just like it was supposed to
> > he asks me to drive the car inside his garage to put
> it back
> > together because it was so cold outside, no problem, I
> > in....put the car in drive and NOTHING
> > try reverse.....works....no forward gears at
> all.....So to
> > end my sad story.....have it towed to a tranny shop,
> > called me today to tell me that it is an
> > transmission problem and to even rebuild a used one it
> > start at about 1600.00 just for the parts alone.....
> > I am so sad. I am a single mom who just recently got
> > real estate and was so in love with this
> > works and is in mint shape, we had body work done,
> > drums, alternator rebuilt, heated seats work, the
> phone even
> > still works, the sunroof, it has the whole cold
> > package in place, the leather is like brand new...I am
> > broken. I just got it at the end of August....3 months
> > ago....I don't have that money to put into it....
> > I am having my doubts about it being the whole
> > too, let me tell you exactly how it happened .....I
> > occasionally have used the 'sport' mode
> > with no troubles....(mind you I have had the 3
> > after it was switched into sport mode this last time.
> > throttle blew wide open.....Then there was no pressure
> > the gas pedal, it was all floppy, same as the switch
> > the sport mode, it now spins with zero
> > than that the throttle was fixed no problem the car
> > revving nice and then when I put in drive, 1st 2nd or
> > 3rd....nothing happened, only had reverse.....Many
> > have said something about linkage....but I had it
> towed over
> > to the tranny shop and they parked it in the
> > drove it in the garage bay ( I could tell because the
> > never moved off it when I drove by) and then calls me
> > tell me "based on the circumstances we have
> decided it
> > is a 'inner' transmission problem that will
> need to
> > be rebuilt...
> > Like I said I am a single Mom and worry that since I
> > have not a clue what I am saying these garages take
> > advantage and want to make the maximum $$. I wonder
> > they would say to a man who knows a thing or two?
> > yes I am in Canada, southern Ontario, next to the
> > NY border...
> > Sad, sad...
> > Wendy
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