Audi Cars 1999-05

3.2L V6 - Std 4

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Trouble Code: P0430



Catalyst System Efficiency (Bank 2) Below Threshold

Possible Causes:



Air leaks at the exhaust manifold or in the exhaust pipes
 
Catalytic converter is damaged, contaminated or it has failed
 
ECT/CHT sensor has lost its calibration (the signal is incorrect)
 
Engine cylinders misfiring, or the ignition timing is over retarded
 
Engine oil is contaminated
 
Front HO2S or rear HO2S is contaminated with fuel or moisture
 
Front HO2S and/or the rear HO2S is loose in the mounting hole
 
Front HO2S much older than the rear HO2S (HO2S-11 is lazy)
 
Fuel system pressure is too high (check the pressure regulator)
 
Rear HO2S wires improperly connected or the HO2S has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0431



Warm Up Catalyst System Efficiency (Bank 2) Below Threshold

Possible Causes:



Air leaks at the exhaust manifold or in the exhaust pipes
 
Catalytic converter is damaged, contaminated or it has failed
 
ECT/CHT sensor has lost its calibration (the signal is incorrect)
 
Engine cylinders misfiring, or the ignition timing is over retarded
 
Engine oil is contaminated
 
Front HO2S or rear HO2S is contaminated with fuel or moisture
 
Front HO2S and/or the rear HO2S is loose in the mounting hole
 
Front HO2S much older than the rear HO2S (HO2S-11 is lazy)
 
Fuel system pressure is too high (check the pressure regulator)
 
Rear HO2S wires improperly connected or the HO2S has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0441



EVAP Control System Incorrect Purge Flow

Possible Causes:



EVAP canister purge valve is damaged
 
EVAP canister has an improper seal
 
Vapor line between purge solenoid and intake manifold vacuum reservoir is damaged, or vapor line between EVAP canister purge solenoid and charcoal canister is damaged
 
Vapor line between charcoal canister and check valve, or vapor line between check valve and fuel vapor valves is damaged
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0442



EVAP Control System Small Leak Detected

Possible Causes:



Aftermarket EVAP parts that do not conform to specifications
 
CV solenoid remains partially open when commanded to close
 
EVAP component seals leaking (i.e., leaks in the Purge valve, fuel tank pressure sensor, canister vent solenoid, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve).
 
Fuel filler cap damaged, cross-threaded or loosely installed
 
Loose fuel vapor hose/tube connections to EVAP components
 
Small holes or cuts in fuel vapor hoses or EVAP canister tubes
 

Trouble Code: P0444



Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Open

Possible Causes:



EVAP power supply circuit is open
 
EVAP solenoid control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
EVAP solenoid control circuit is shorted to power (B+)
 
EVAP solenoid valve is damaged or it has failed
 
EVAP canister has a leak or a poor seal
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0445



Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Shorted

Possible Causes:



EVAP power supply circuit is open
 
EVAP solenoid control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
EVAP solenoid control circuit is shorted to power (B+)
 
EVAP solenoid valve is damaged or it has failed
 
EVAP canister has a leak or a poor seal
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0455



EVAP Control System Large Leak Detected

Possible Causes:



Aftermarket EVAP hardware non-conforming to specifications
 
EVAP canister tube, EVAP canister purge outlet tube or EVAP return tube disconnected or cracked, or canister is damaged
 
EVAP canister purge valve stuck closed, or canister damaged
 
Fuel filler cap missing, loose (not tightened) or the wrong part
 
Loose fuel vapor hose/tube connections to EVAP components
 
Canister vent (CV) solenoid stuck open
 
Fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor has failed mechanically
 

Trouble Code: P0456



EVAP Control System Small Leak Detected

Possible Causes:



Aftermarket EVAP hardware non-conforming to specifications
 
EVAP canister tube, EVAP canister purge outlet tube or EVAP return tube disconnected or cracked, or canister is damaged
 
EVAP canister purge valve stuck closed, or canister damaged
 
Fuel filler cap missing, loose (not tightened) or the wrong part
 
Loose fuel vapor hose/tube connections to EVAP components
 
Canister vent (CV) solenoid stuck open
 
Fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor has failed mechanically
 

Trouble Code: P0501



Vehicle Speed Sensor or PSOM Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



VSS signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
VSS harness circuit is shorted to ground
 
VSS harness circuit is shorted to power
 
VSS circuit open between the ECM and related control module
 
VSS or wheel speed sensors circuits are damaged
 
Modules connected to VSC/VSS harness circuits are damaged
 
Mechanical drive mechanism for the VSS is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0506



Idle Air Control System RPM Lower Than Expected

Possible Causes:



Air inlet is plugged or the air filter element is severely clogged
 
IAC circuit is open or shorted
 
IAC circuit VPWR circuit is open
 
IAC solenoid is damaged or has failed
 
ECM has failed
 
The VSS has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0507



Idle Air Control System RPM Higher Than Expected

Possible Causes:



Air intake leak located somewhere after the throttle body
 
IAC control circuit is shorted to chassis ground
 
IAC solenoid is damaged or has failed
 
Throttle Valve Control module has failed or is clogged with carbon
 
ECM has failed
 
The VSS has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0562



System Voltage Low

Possible Causes:



Alternator damaged or faulty
 
Battery voltage low or insufficient
 
Fuses blown or circuits open
 
Battery connection to terminal not clean
 
Voltage regulator has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0563



System Voltage High

Possible Causes:



Alternator damaged or faulty
 
Battery voltage low or insufficient
 
Fuses blown or circuits open
 
Battery connection to terminal not clean
 
Voltage regulator has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0600



Serial Communication Link (Data BUS) Message Missing

Possible Causes:



ECM has failed
 
CAN data bus wires have short circuited to each other
 

Trouble Code: P0601



Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error

Possible Causes:



Battery terminal corrosion, or loose battery connection
 
Connection to the ECM interrupted, or the circuit has been opened
 
Reprogramming error has occurred
 
ECM has failed and needs replacement. Remember to check for Aftermarket Performance Products before replacing a ECM.
 

Trouble Code: P0604



Internal Control Module Random Access Memory (RAM) Error

Possible Causes:



Battery terminal corrosion, or loose battery connection
 
Connection to the ECM interrupted, or the circuit has been opened
 
Reprogramming error has occurred
 
ECM has failed and needs replacement. Remember to check for Aftermarket Performance Products before replacing a ECM.
 

Trouble Code: P0605



ECM Read Only Memory (ROM) Test Error

Possible Causes:



An attempt was made to change the module calibration, or a module programming error may have occurred
 
Clear the trouble codes and then check for this trouble code. If it resets, the ECM has failed and needs replacement.
 
Aftermarket performance products may have been installed.
 
The Transmission Control Module (TCM) has failed.
 

Trouble Code: P0606



ECM Internal Communication Error

Possible Causes:



Clear the trouble codes and then check for this trouble code. If it resets, the ECM has failed and needs replacement.
 
Remember to check for signs of Aftermarket Performance Products installation before replacing the ECM.
 

Trouble Code: P2096



Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Check circuits for shorts to each other, ground or power
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2097



Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Rich (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Check circuits for shorts to each other, ground or power
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2098



Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean (Bank 2)

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Check circuits for shorts to each other, ground or power
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2099



Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Rich (Bank 2)

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Check circuits for shorts to each other, ground or power
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2101



Throttle Actuator Control Motor Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



TACM wiring harness connector is damaged or open
 
TACM wiring may be crossed in the wire harness assembly
 
TACM (motor) circuit is open, or TACM assembly is damaged (possible open circuit)
 
TACM or the Throttle Valve is dirty
 
Throttle Position sensor has failed
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2106



Throttle Actuator Control System - Forced Limited Power Conditions

Possible Causes:



TACM wiring harness connector is damaged or open
 
TACM wiring may be crossed in the wire harness assembly
 
TACM (motor) circuit is open, or TACM assembly is damaged (possible open circuit)
 
TACM or the Throttle Valve is dirty
 
Throttle Position sensor has failed
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2122



Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor -D- Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



Ground between engine and chassis may be broken
 
Throttle position sensor may have failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor has failed
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle position sensor has failed
 
Faulty voltage supply
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2123



Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor -D- Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



Ground between engine and chassis may be broken
 
Throttle position sensor may have failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor has failed
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle position sensor has failed
 
Faulty voltage supply
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2127



Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor -E- Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



Ground between engine and chassis may be broken
 
Throttle position sensor may have failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor has failed
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle position sensor has failed
 
Faulty voltage supply
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2128



Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor -E- Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



Ground between engine and chassis may be broken
 
Throttle position sensor may have failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor has failed
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle position sensor has failed
 
Faulty voltage supply
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2138



Throttle Position Sensor D/E Voltage Correlation

Possible Causes:



ETC TP sensor connector is damaged or shorted
 
ETC TP sensor circuits shorted together in the wire harness
 
ETC TP sensor signal circuit is shorted to VREF (5v)
 
ETC TP sensor is damaged or the ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2181



Cooling System Performance Malfunction

Possible Causes:



ECT sensor has failed
 
ECT Sensor (on Radiator) has failed
 
ECT sensor signal circuit is open (inspect wiring & connector)
 
ECT sensor signal circuit is shorted
 
Cooling system malfunction, or the thermostat is stuck
 
Engine not operating at normal operating temperature
 
EOT sensor is damaged or it has failed
 

Trouble Code: U0001



High Speed CAN Communication Bus

Possible Causes:



ECM has failed
 
CAN data bus wires have short circuited to each other
 

Trouble Code: U0101



Lost Communication With TCM

Possible Causes:



ECM has failed
 
Terminal resistance for CAN-bus are faulty
 
Can data bus wires have short circuited to each other
 
TCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: U0155



Lost Communication With Instrument Cluster

Possible Causes:



ECM has failed
 
Terminal resistance for CAN-bus are faulty
 
Can data bus wires have short circuited to each other
 

 
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