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Re: 5kQ: Code 2142 ...
> Well, as if I didn't have enough stuff to do with the Audis ... I
> was driving the '88 5kCSQW [w/QLCC] and in 3rd gear at
> about 45MPH if I give the car moderate throttle the engine
> light comes on. I got home and checked the error code ...
> it says 2142. From the CIS-E III section in the Bentley it
> says this means knock sensor or wiring bad. Has anyone
> had to deal with this one? Is it usually just wiring, or am I
> in for a new knock sensor? If that is the case, where is the
> best place to get one?
Apparently these knock sensors are very sensitive about their
mounting torque. You may want to try to dismount it and then re-mount
to the proper torque.
96 A4 2.8 quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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