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3.0 TDI Engine Light on.....

hazey7 Sep 21, 2011

  1. hazey7

    hazey7 Member

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    Hello all, the goddamn yellow engine light is on; has been on for about 2 weeks, but car is running fine, am sure its just a glitch.... is there any way I can reset this without resorting to putting the car on a VAG computer thing?

    Any advice gratefully received
     
  2. A6UYC

    A6UYC milf

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    You know the engine light comes on for a reason !! Why on earth would you want to reset it with out finding out what's wrong.
    It's more than lightly a failed sensor.
     
  3. crispin

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    If you are near me I can help. TW1 Twickenham...I have a plug in reader. Let me know.
     
  4. hazey7

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    Thanks mate, I appreciate your good intentions, unfortunately I am by Chester.

    It went off for about 5 days, has come back this morning
     
  5. Andyb12

    Andyb12 New Member

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    Hello I have the same problem yellow engine light on, 3.0 tdi A4, only owned it for a few weeks. I noticed it was on today, been fine other wise, any ideas what yours was????
     
  6. kite

    kite Member VCDS Map User

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    the 3.0 diesels have a problem with swirl flap motors that are built into the inlet manifolds.
    Expensive fix, it realy is best to have a fault scan to find out what the problem is....l
     
  7. Watty

    Watty ..... (_!_) Sarah's A3s #1 Fan

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    If you are near Chester, I'd recommend Central VW / Audi. See Simon or Peter and they'll sort you out. Best get it scanned to find the fault code etc.
     
  8. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

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    got a fiver on it being the throttle body.
     
  9. kite

    kite Member VCDS Map User

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    ??????
    diesel with a throttle body !!!
     
  10. hazey7

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    I will take it to central as I had it serviced there. My mate has a 3.0 TDI he says its something in the inlet manifold too.... aOh, and its expensive, like £1K job.... Great.

    Anyone want to buy an 07 3.0 TDI le Mans? lovely car but has a yellow light on.
     
  11. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

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    its a throttle body but not a throttle body. it looks exactly the same as a throttle body, but its more of a shut off flap but it has a motor and position sensor etc in it.
    the plastic cogs in them wear out, the're ****. fitted one on a q7 last week 07 plate with 80k on it, the second one we have fitted. first one was two years ago. £300odd for a new one. only takes 15 mins to fit and do the basic setting on it tho.
     
  12. kite

    kite Member VCDS Map User

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    Didn't know you could get the motor on its own, thought you had to buy the minfold...
     
  13. hazey7

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    Well I like a throttle body but I also like the one that's more of a shut-off flap, I wonder which is best?

    Going to Central this afternoon for diagnosis - fingers crossed
     
  14. hazey7

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    Well, I think 'Kite' is most likely correct, its the same problem as on my mates Q7 3.0 TDI and is a common problem,
    Fault Code: 'INT MAN B2 LOWER LIMIT NOT REACHED' which is something to do with a motorised flap and the plastic bits associated with it, I wasn't quite sure what he said, my ears had stopped listening, my eyes glazed over, there was a roaring noise and my head started to pound.... around £1,400 for this little job - parts are £500 to £600 PER SIDE.

    I am gutted; you used to be able to get a replacement engine for this money.

    Anyone know a way of working around this problem?
     
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    Hello I have an Audi A6 3.0 TDI quttro 2005. I change the throttle body but my engine light is still on. On my computer I have a mistake p3243 - 002 - Electrical Malfunction. Please tell me what I need to do to clear that code.
     
  16. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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