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
   + System of preheat of the diesel engine
   - Diagnostics of systems of electronic control and diagnostic equipment
      General information
      Diagnostics of electronic control systems of the engine, injection, ignition and auxiliary brake systems
      The controler of interface of the personal computer to onboard system of self-diagnostics of OBD II under protocols of the SAE standards (PWM and VPW) and ISO 9141-2
      Application of an oscillograph for supervision of signals in chains of control systems
   + 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

Diagnostics of systems of electronic control and diagnostic equipment

General information

Some diagnostic devices making monitoring of separate parameters of systems of decrease in toxicity and fixing the revealed refusals in memory of the onboard processor in the form of individual codes of malfunctions are a part of OBD system. The system makes also check of sensors and actuation mechanisms, controls vehicle service cycles, provides possibility of storing even the failures which are quickly arising in the course of work and cleaning of the block of memory.

All models described in the present manual are equipped with system of onboard diagnostics of the second generation (OBD II). A basic element of system is the onboard processor more often called by the electronic control unit (ESM), or the control unit of functioning of the power unit (RSM). RSM is a brain of a control system of the engine. Basic data arrive on the block from various information sensors and others electronic a component (switches, the relay, etc.) . On the basis of the analysis of the data arriving from information sensors, and according to the basic parameters put in memory of the processor, RSM develops commands for operation of various operating relays and actuation mechanisms, carrying out thereby adjustment of working parameters of the engine, and providing maximum efficiency of its return at the minimum fuel consumption. Data read-out of memory of the OBD-II processor is made by means of the special scanner connected to the 16-contact diagnostic socket of reading of a database (DLC) located in salon of the car.

In principle, reading of the codes of malfunctions which are written down in memory of system of self-diagnostics perhaps, on some models, by means of an auxiliary light-emitting diode, and also on the codes highlighted on the display automatic by Quarter.

Data on diagnostic units

Check of serviceability of functioning a component of systems of injection and decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases is made by means of the universal digital measuring instrument (multimeter). Use of the digital measuring instrument preferably for several reasons. First, on analog devices it is rather difficult (sometimes, it is impossible), to define result of the indication to within the 100-th and thousand shares while at inspection of the contours including electronic components in the structure, such accuracy is of particular importance. The second, not less important, that fact is the reason that the internal contour of a digital multimeter, has rather high impedance (internal resistance of the device makes 10 megohms). As the voltmeter is connected to the checked chain in parallel, the accuracy of measurement of subjects is higher, than smaller current will pass through actually device. This factor is not essential at measurement of rather high values of tension (9 - 12 V), however becomes defining at diagnostics of the elements which are giving out low-voltage signals, such as, for example, a lambda probe where it is about measurement of shares of volt.

Parallel supervision of parameters of signals, resistance and tension in all chains of management is possible by means of the splitter included consistently in the socket of the control unit of the engine. Thus on the switched-off, working engine or during the movement of the car, measurement of parameters of signals on splitter plugs from what the conclusion about possible defects is drawn is performed.

Special diagnostic scanners or testers with a certain cartridge (if it is provided), a universal cable and the socket can be used to diagnostics of electronic systems of the engine, automatic transmission, ABS, SRS and other. Besides, it is possible to use the expensive specialized automobile diagnostic computer which is specially developed for full diagnostics of the majority of systems of modern cars to this purpose (for example, ADC2000 of Launch HiTech firm). Also, it is possible to use scanners and specialized diagnostic analyzers, for example VAG1551, FDS 2000, Bosch FSA 560, KTS 500 (0 684 400 500) or the ordinary personal computer with the special controler, a cable to this purpose (for example, a set 1 687 001 439) and the installed program OBD II browser.

Some scanners, besides usual operations of diagnostics, allow to unpack, at connection with the personal computer, the schematic diagrams of electric equipment which are stored in memory of the control unit (if are put), to program anticreeping system, to observe signals in car chains in real time.