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No spark in a 1994 VW Golf 2.0 l

The check engine light came on and I had the vehicles diagnostics performed at a garage. The diagnosis was the solid state electronics in the distributor caused the check engine light to come on. The service manager is an old friend and he suggested I get a whole distributor unit from a junkyard as the repair at his garage was quite expensive. I did as he said got a used part, replaced it as well as the distributor cap and rotor button, and the car started and ran fine in a 5 mile test drive. The check engine light was still on so I disconnected the battery to hopefully reset the computer and shut the light out. When I went to start the car again it turned over fine but I had no spark. I have disconnected the battery many times and never had this problem. I removed a spark plug, connected it to it's ignition wire, grounded it, turned the car over, no spark. I pulled the coil wire out of the distributor and tried to get an arc turning the vehicle over but there was none. Thinking that the distributor that I had just put in had suddenly developed an electronic problem I put the old distributor back in and still had no spark. I am assuming that disconnecting the battery had something to do with the problem although it has never happened before. I have cleaned the ground strap connections to the coil and tested the continuity in the coil to dist. wire. Any suggestions?

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When mine failked it was due to a weak fuel relay, which was intermittent (more off than on) Replaced fuel relay and it fdired up immedately. Checked old relay and with full 12 volts it pulled in, but anything less it would not pull the contacts home. 

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4hi worked yesturday on my 2002 envoy this morning i could only get 4low to work what could be wrong


you may have a bad switch ! i could tell you how to test it ,but could be fairly lengthy . do you own a volt meter ? do you know how to use one? should also check for dtc's in transfer case control module !
transfer case shift control switch indicator inoperative - one or more
the indicator lamps circuit consist of 5 individual lamps contained inside the mode/range switch assembly. the following lamps are contained inside the respective range button:
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auto 4wd


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2hi


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4hi


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4lo

each time the ignition is cycled, all 5 mode indicators light simultaneously, as an indicator check to ensure proper operation of the indicators. when the ignition is on, the transfer case shift control module illuminates the indicator lamp that corresponds to the current atc gear position, by providing a ground through a current limiting driver.
the transfer case shift control module flashes each indicator lamp after a shift has been requested and continues to flash until the transfer case shift control module completes the shift.
a solid state circuit, located inside the switch, supplies ignition voltage to the lamps. the solid state circuit also receives voltage when the headlamp switch is in the parklamp or headlamp position. when the solid state circuit receives voltage from the headlamp switch, the circuit reduces the voltage that is supplied to the indicator lamps, dimming the lamps when the headlamps are on.
test description
the numbers below refer to the step numbers on the diagnostic table.

  1. this step tests the transfer case electrical control of the lamp circuits.

  2. this step helps determine module failures.

  3. this step tests the affected lamp circuit for an open or high resistance.

  4. this step tests the lamp feed circuit for an open or short to ground.

these diagnostic procedures will help you to find and repair automatic transfer case (atc) system malfunctions. this service category also contains information for repairing atc system malfunctions. for best results, use the diagnostic tables and follow the sequence listed below:
  1. perform the diagnostic system check - transfer case. all atc diagnostics must begin with the diagnostic system check - transfer case. the diagnostic system check - transfer case determines the following:
  2. ?€¢
    proper service 4wd indicator operation


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    ability of the transfer case shift control module to communicate through the data link connector (dlc)


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    existence of atc dtcs

  3. refer to the diagnostic table as directed by the diagnostic system check - transfer case. the diagnostic tables help enable you to diagnose any atc system malfunction. bypassing these procedures may result in the following:
  4. ?€¢
    extended diagnostic time


    ?€¢
    incorrect diagnosis


    ?€¢
    incorrect parts replacement

  5. repeat the diagnostic system check - transfer case after you perform any repair or diagnostic procedure. this will verify that you correctly performed the repair. this will also ensure that other malfunctions do not exist.

Jan 21, 2015 | 2002 GMC Envoy

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Trouble is, you don't know WHAT the trouble might be. It might be something that could lead to a break-down or cause expensive engine damage, or it might be something minor like a loose gas cap (yes, the on-board diagnostic on 1996 and newer cars can even detect a loose, missing or leaking gas cap).

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Yet these tools are only the messenger. It's up to you to combine information from the tool with knowledge of how the electronic system in your engine works to make an accurate diagnosis.

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Code u1411 jeep liberty 2006


wow , no engine options stated, or type of driveline.... wow.
this is covered in the FSM, read that.
it states
U1411-Implausible Fuel Volume Signal Received that means to get the car fully scanned,
using a real scan tool that sees all 2006, jeep DTC errors.
including BCM codes.
the manual tells you what to do.

here is just small expert from the Factory.serv.manual

quote
Always perform the Pre-Diagnostic Troubleshooting procedure before proceeding. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE - DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING)(Refer To List 1).
Theory of Operation
The BCM has to send the PCM a fuel volume signal over CAN C. The signal the BCM sends over CAN C is implausible.
Diagnostic Test
1. ACTIVE DTC
Ignition on, engine not running.
With a scan tool read DTCs.
Is the DTC active at this time?
Yes
  • Go To 2
No
Refer To List: 2. CAN C BUS DTCS ALSO ACTIVE
With a scan tool check for DTCs in the BCM.
Are any CAN C related DTCs active at this time?
Yes
  • (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULES - DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING) for the appropriate diagnostic procedures.
  • Perform BODY VERIFICATION TEST - VER 1. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULES/FRONT CONTROL MODULE - DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING)
No
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that word CAN , means the vehicle network communications buss called CAN.
if the PCM can not TALK to the BCM. this can cause the
data to be wrong. and the
Implausible , data.
greek ,huh,
get it serviced by any ASE shop in town or if desperate JEEP.

Oct 03, 2014 | 2006 Jeep Liberty

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How to fix code u-1411


double posted? search it here, and is is all over google searches.
what engine?
as always check all fuses!!!!
use google, and read that first, then ask questions.
here i do it for you. bingo !
https://www.google.com/webhp#q=u-1411
Implausible fuel volume signal
i love that word, Implausible ! and ECU said that. wow.

id reset the whole system
and drive 20 miles aggressively, (and hills)
see if its is real (glitch) or hard fail or intermittent.

it means its a communications error !
here is the excepts :

Always perform the Pre-Diagnostic Troubleshooting procedure before proceeding. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE - DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING)(Refer To List 1).

Theory of Operation

The BCM has to send the PCM a fuel volume signal over CAN C. The signal the BCM sends over CAN C is implausible.
{me: CAN is the comm network used on new cars}

Diagnostic Test

1. ACTIVE DTC's set (scan car)

Ignition on, engine not running.

With a scan tool read DTCs.

Is the DTC active at this time?

Yes

Go To 2

No

Refer to the INTERMITTENT CONDITION Diagnostic Procedure.

Perform the POWERTRAIN VERIFICATION TEST. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE - STANDARD PROCEDURE)

Refer To List:

2. CAN C BUS DTC'S ALSO ACTIVE

With a scan tool check for DTCs in the BCM. (body puter)

Are any CAN C related DTCs active at this time?

Yes

(Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULES - DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING) for the appropriate diagnostic procedures.

Perform BODY VERIFICATION TEST - VER 1. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULES/FRONT CONTROL MODULE - DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING)

No

Replace and program the Powertrain Control Module per Service Information.

Perform the POWERTRAIN VERIFICATION TEST. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE - STANDARD PROCEDURE)

got that? if not read the real FSM, or take it in.
you do or they do.....

Nov 03, 2013 | 2006 Jeep Liberty

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Engine Management light on VW Golf 1.6L 2000


the dsg is the worst gear box a man kind ever built, i would rather ride a hyundai with a normal gear box.
DSG has a numerous malfunctions and problems!!!!
I`M REALLY DISAPPOINTED!!!

Feb 16, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Vw golf cutting out


No it is impossible to say without testing the vehicle and doing a complete analysis with the correct diagnostic equipment.

These vehicle have numerous electrical faults that sometimes the VW dealer service centres cannot diagnose. What has been happening to you is the mechanics have been guessing what the problem is and just changing things without really identifying the actual cause - as you have now found. These are very unreliable cars so do not be fooled by the "german quality" label that people frequently and wrongly apply to German cars.

If you want and need a reliable car I would recommend you get rid of this Golf and get yourself a Mazda (and have any prospective used car thoroughly inspected before biuying). If you keep the Golf I guarantee it will give you much grief and cost you plenty more repairs.

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I have a 1997 ford f150 4x4 4.6 v8 extended cab pick up, my engine light was flashing and had no temp gage, tested the sensor and is was fried, bought a new sensor and put it in, the engine light no longer...


Hello
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Check engine light


Hello
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1.4 lite 3 door enjien management light flashing


Hello
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