Question about 2002 Audi S4

1 Answer

2000 Audi S4 problems

Ive had this car since it was a 60k, its now at 90k. Everything has been fine until one of the ignition control modules went out about 4 monthes ago. I took the S4 into a European auto shop and had them diagnosis this as i wasnt sure what the problem was at that time. They ordered the part which was a VW part installed it and the car was running again! About 1 week later the car had a wierd smell coming from the engine, i called in took it in there had them to diagnostic on this, bad gasket apperently, 880 bucks later the smell is still there my steering wheel radio controls dont work and there is a AIRBAG light on the dash, i was told that all that was not working the second the guy got in my car, yeah right! I bought a VAG-COM cable but dont have the slightest idea how to use it to clear / assess the codes, any advise would help as i want to check this out for myself.


Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 345 Answers

Plug your in and do a full auto scan save it and keep it safe,you will need to keep it for all your codings,use the ross tech wiki site for the options for your car.i use and it is a fantastic piece of kit very close to dealer specs,if you need any help please just ask i will do my best to help sounds to me that they have not programmed it properly even if they havent your will do it ....look at the 7th and 8 digit of your chassis number ,look on the autoscan drop down list click on your car and go for it....

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

A6 turbocharged. Whyu does it smoke when it covers a 120km per hour?

I am going to say 'blown turbo'. As I understand it, they needs replacing every few years. They are susceptible to heat and incredible revolutions. They have to be lubricated, the seals go, and you get smoke.

Mar 20, 2016 | Audi Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need a diagnostic tool. Is the VAG COM tool a good one for debugging Audi S4 (2000 year model)?

vag com is the closest you are going to get without having a real audi/vw diagnostic computer.

Nov 10, 2009 | 2000 Audi S4

1 Answer

I have an Audi A4 3.0. My car was running fine, until one day I had to jump my battery because of a shortage. My car was having trouble starting after that. I replaced the Crank positon sensor, and it was...

hi it sounds like you burn out the control module no car with a control module should not jump start nor remove the battery cable while the engine is on

Sep 09, 2009 | 2004 Audi A4

1 Answer

Audi S4 stuttering when I drive

sounds like you both possibly have one or more ignition coils failing

Feb 25, 2009 | 1997 Hyundai Accent

1 Answer

My 2000 pontiac sufire dies while driving down the road. if i wait it will start up again. the longer i wait the farther i can go before it does it again. any solution to the problem?


Ignition coil or Ignition control module I would look towards the ignition control module.I had a 91 cavelier do the samething exact same and i tried everything to try and fix it,it turned out that it was the ignition control module. There will be 2 coils mounted onto that plate.It ran good till it warmed up,once warmed up it would stall and spitt and sputter,if left for awhile would start up and go good untill it warmed back up.Once the module would get warm it would quit working untill it cooled down

Jan 23, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

Can't locate where the cruise control module is on 2002 Audi S4.

After a certain model year, the module above the glovebox disappeared and the controls it contained were built into the car's computer. If your cruise in your S4 is failing, it's most likely the combination switch (the stalk on the column) - it fails on virtually every B5-chassis Audi at some point (I'm about to install my third one on my 99 A4). Get that part, install it, and you should be good to go.

Jan 01, 2009 | 2002 Audi S4

1 Answer

2000 Audi s4 has strong smell of gasoline

Pop the hood and check all the fueling lines, then check your gas tank and see if you just spilled some. Then check your exhaust pipes because you are probably running rich. You may need to change your spark plugs, or possibly a mass air flow sensor, or oxygen sensors. you should get either a vagcom to scan it or an OBD-II scanner.

Nov 16, 2008 | 2000 Audi S4

1 Answer

Fuel pump

Check the ignition module in the distributor. It controls the spark as well as turning on the fuel pump.

Jun 15, 2008 | 2000 Chevrolet Astro

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Audi S4 Logo

571 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audi Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22011 Answers


Level 3 Expert

67911 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

13328 Answers

Are you an Audi Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides