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Fault running gear workshop touareg

When I start my Touareg 2004 (4.0 petrol) the gear box is blocked and I have no possibility to drive my car. At the same time Red brake indicator (!) together with the ABS indicator appears. But when I reload the code of the security alarm (click on unlock button on remote controller) the Fault Running Gear Workshop message is displayed and it is possible to drive the car again. I would be very appreciated if somebody could help me to understand the problem because the only error which has been detected wile scanning the Touareg was security alarm error. Technically car has no problems, specialist has checked everything an was not able to find the reason of this problem. Thank you.

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SOURCE: Engine stops while driving & engine revs high between gear change

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keep some cold water with you and the next time it happens very quickly get out and pour the water on the crankshaft sensor then restart. If it starts right away without the usual two minutes than you will need to change this sensor. The sensor is easy to find you will see a wiring harness around the crankshaft pulley(the large one at the bottom the basically runs all your accessories like the p/s pump, alternator, water pump). Try to famaliarize yourself as to the location of the sensor first so that you can try to restart it within about 30 seconds.

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I would return to the repair shop and get them to plug into the OBD and check for fault codes that correspond to suspension, chances are this could be related to previous repair. But may just need the fault codes deleting

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SOURCE: Wy My Touareg give a signal of fault running gear?

In order to find out what this fault is that the systems computer detected you must have the system scanned.

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The engine and the automatic transmission in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems.

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