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Help needed! 16396 fault code

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Andy91, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Andy91
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    Andy91 New Member

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    I checked for codes this afternoon and this came up
    i have a 51 a3 aum


    16396 - Bank 1 : Camshaft A (Intake): Advance Setpoint not Reached (Over-Retarded)
    P0012 - 35 - 10 - - - Intermittent

    I've heard it can be oil pressure related? But I have no idea, I took the sump off for a clean and changed the oil last week if this could be anything to do with it ? And I also have an erratic idle!
    Any help and advice would be a great help thanks
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    mark_S3 Yorkshire & Humber Events Rep Regional Rep

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    (Over-Retarded)

    Possible Symptoms:
    Erratic Idle
    Possible Causes:
    Intake Camshaft Adjuster tight/stuck
    Intake Camshaft Adjuster faulty
    Possible Solutions:
    Check Intake Camshaft Adjuster
    Use Output Test, Meas. Value Blocks (MVB) & Basic Setting
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Does it keep returning after you've cleared it? I've seen this a few times on my car but it normall goes away when cleared.
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    Yeah I cleared it and I will look in a couple of days to see if it comes back, but it's the first time I've seen this come up so I'll keep an eye on it
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