Audi A4, S4

since 2000 release

Repair and operation of the car

Audi A4, S4
+ Introduction
+ Governing bodies and methods of safe operation
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating and air conditioner
+ Power supply systems, release and decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases
- Systems of electric equipment of the engine
   - System of ignition and engine management
      Main data and security measures
      Checks of a control system of ignition and injection
      Search of malfunctions - the general information and preliminary checks
      Check and adjustment of a corner of an advancing of ignition
      Spark plugs
   + System of preheat of the diesel engine
   + Diagnostics of systems of electronic control and diagnostic equipment
   + Systems of charging and start
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling, power shafts and differential
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

Search of malfunctions - the general information and preliminary checks

Address also to the Section Diagnostics of Malfunctions and the following Sections.

The system of ignition and power supply system are the interconnected components of a control system of the engine. Therefore some components carry out some functions concerning functioning of different parts of a control system of the engine.

General information

The system of ignition and fuel system have the general diagnostic system intended for preservation of codes of malfunctions and carrying out diagnostics. At malfunction emergence the control unit writes down some sequence of signals (a malfunction code) which can be considered as the special device subsequently in memory (address to the Section in which the description of procedure of check of fuel system is provided).

If failures in operation of the engine of the car are observed, the reason of it, most likely, can be found out, having investigated memory of the control unit. After reading of codes of malfunctions it is possible to find out, what knot is faulty, and to execute the corresponding checks (either the knot, or its electrical wiring).

It is not enough visual check of an electrical wiring and sockets — surely consider information which is stored in memory of the control unit.

Preliminary checks

If malfunction arose soon after service of any knot, first of all carefully check this knot and surrounding space. Perhaps, the reason is covered in carelessly established component or unreliably attached socket.

If you try to find the reason of a certain malfunction of the engine, for example falling of power, in addition to the actions given below measure a compression in cylinders. Be convinced that the fuel filter and the air cleaner changed according to the ordered intervals.

Keep in mind that after reading of codes of malfunctions they need to be removed from memory of the control unit by means of the same diagnostic scanner then to eliminate malfunction.

Open a cowl and be convinced of reliability of accession of tips of wires to plugs of the accumulator and lack of corrosion on them. At detection of traces of corrosion or damages replace or clear wires. Similarly check all tires of grounding, having convinced that they provide reliable contact (the interfaced surfaces have to be absolutely pure and without corrosion traces) with a body or the engine.

After that attentively examine all visible conducting laid in a motive compartment. Be convinced of reliability of all connections. At this stage you are interested in obviously damaged wires. They can be cut or ground about the sharp or moving engine knots, for example, of a detail of a suspension bracket or a driving belt. Break of a wire can result from negligent installation of any knot. The wire can melt at contact with system of release. The wrong laying of its plaits in a motive compartment after performance of repair or service of any knot is the most probable cause of damage of conducting.

Wires can be damaged or short-circuited without damage of their isolation. In this case survey to anything will not lead. Similar damages can arise after a pulling of wires or the wrong placement of conducting in a motive compartment. If you consider that similar damage is possible, check a wire, following the sequence stated below.

The damaged wire can be repaired, having sealed a piece of a new wire in a gap. The soldering is necessary for receiving reliable contact. Isolation can be restored enough an insulating tape or a thermoshrinkable tube. If damages are considerable and the damaged wire plays an essential role, the most right exit (though) replacement of the corresponding plait new will be rather expensive.

After restoration of the damaged wire correctly arrange it in a motive compartment, far from the rotating and hot knots. Do not forget to fix a wire in intermediate clamps (if is).

Be convinced of reliability and purity of all available sockets. All clamps have to be established. If on an internal surface of the socket you cover up corrosion tracks (white or green deposits, and also rust traces) or excessive pollution, remove it from the corresponding plug and carefully clear. For this purpose you can use a special aerosol. If the socket is seriously damaged, it should be replaced. Keep in mind that in certain cases you should replace a plait entirely.

If you could remove completely corrosion traces from the socket, fill it with the preserving greasing then establish into place. You can learn greasing type on HUNDRED.

On all models the sensor of position of the crankshaft is installed (also VMT of the first cylinder decides on its help). Its working part can be polluted by oil or dust that can lead to failures in its work and, respectively, to admissions of ignition.

Attentively examine all vacuum hoses and tubes located in a motive compartment. Be convinced of reliability of a tightening of collars and lack of cracks, stratifications and traces of damages on hoses. Be convinced also that no hoses not of a peredavlena and are bent too strongly, i.e. do not pass air. Pay special attention to the hoses located near keen edges, and also to the ends of all hoses. All damaged hoses need to be replaced.

Be convinced of lack of traces of damages and pollution on hoses of system of ventilation of a case. Be convinced also that they are not blocked from within. The quantity and installation sites of hoses of system depends on car model, but on all models the hose connecting the top part of the engine to a hose an air inlet or the inlet pipeline is established. Hoses of system connect also the block of cylinders (or a maslozalivny mouth) to the inlet pipeline. These hoses deliver oil vapors in combustion chambers. At pollution or blocking of these hoses the engine will unstably work (especially at single turns).

Following from a fuel tank via the fuel filter to the fuel distributive highway along fuel pipelines, attentively examine them. At detection of traces of damages or excesses replace the corresponding section. Pay special attention to junctions of tubes. On them there can be cracks leading to fuel leak.

Uncover cases of the air cleaner and examine an element. It has to be rather pure and dry. Strongly polluted cleaner shows the strong resistance to an air stream that leads to noticeable deceleration of power of the engine. Replace the air cleaner if necessary.

Start the engine and leave it to work at single turns.

When performing any works in a motive compartment at the working engine be extremely careful. Besides high probability of receiving burns from the heated details of the engine or system of release, you risk to suffer a serious injury from the rotating details (for example, the fan of a radiator or a driving belt). Before work, first of all take measures and observe safety measures, stated at the beginning of each Chapter. Watch the hands, do not allow hit of long hair or clothes in a motive compartment. Steer clear of system of release and other hot details.

Following from an air inlet to the air cleaner and further to a throttle, be convinced of lack of leaks from air supply hoses (including nearby vacuum hoses). They can be found on characteristic whistle. If whistle is not distributed, apply a small amount of soap water on suspicious section of a hose. If the hose is damaged, kind of work of the engine will change, and on the processed surface of a hose there will be bubbles (or, depending on pressure in a hose, water can start being soaked up inside). At leak detection reliably tighten a collar or replace the damaged hose.

Similarly check all system of release (from a collector to back section). Be convinced of lack of leak of gases. For simplification of work you can lift the car on the elevator, establish on a platform or over a hole. For carrying out the simplest check stop up the outlet of system of release and listen to work of system. If you heard characteristic whistle, leak takes place. At detection of leak tighten the corresponding collar, bolts or nuts, replace laying or the burned-through section.

Further check consists in serial movement of each socket on the corresponding plug at the working engine. Unreliable contact will be determined by change of kind of work of the engine. Restore reliability of contact, having replaced or having cleared the corresponding socket. Keep in mind that in certain cases it is necessary to change the whole plaits.

If as a result of preliminary checks you did not find the reason of unstable operation of the engine, the car should be driven away on station of service for carrying out more careful diagnostics with use of the special equipment.