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Strange Ignition problem w/ '83 4000q
- To: 'quattro' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Strange Ignition problem w/ '83 4000q
- From: Stott Hare <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 27 Dec 94 15:52:00 EST
- Encoding: 36 TEXT
- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
This is an interesting one for the net. A friend of mine had his 4000q
refuse to start
Christmas day. The result of initial diagnostics was no spark at the plugs.
was turning, so no broken timing belt. The coil ohmed out within spec. Now
the interesting part: the spark makes it through the coil wire to the
distributor, but is
stopped there somehow. No spark is seen by the spark plug wires. A new cap
rotor were thrown on for good measure, but still no spark to the plug wires.
One piece within the distributor was found to be broken. If you were to
disassembling the distributor, you would take off the cap/static shield.
Then the rotor.
Beneath the rotor, there is a black/gray plastic (dust shield?, static
piece that covers the hall sensor parts inside the dist. This isn't
fastened down by
any means other than a tab matching a notch in the dist. case and the
cap and rotor. The broken piece is off of this circular plastic part. The
tab that fits
into the dist. body notch has broken off.
So with this info, can any glint of a solution be seen? Is this strange
circular piece serving some mysterious position sensing function that the
needs? Is this broken piece at all relevant or just another piece of junk
for the garage
floor? Any help would be most appreciated.
Stott - A VW owner and closet Audi freak