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Audi A4 avant 1.8 2001 in limp mode

I have previously posted this problem; The car's camshaft timing had to be set back to where it should be, and then started backfiring into the valves. Setting it back to where it was caused the car to have no power at all. We looked at the exhaust and catalytic processor box, and both were unblocked, the catalytic processor working well. Downloading from the computer is all normal, with no problems indicated. When starting up the car, it is fine, but then goes into limp mode, with no power whatsoever. The power light also comes on then. Please help, any idea what could cause this as there is no blockage in the exhaust and the catalytic processor working?

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    Adriana Tercia Apr 16, 2014

    I just remembered now that the brakes also had a problem. The pads had been replaced approximately 3 months ago, and when the aircon runs, sometimes the vacuum action of the brakes are not working, it feels as though the car is switched off when pressing on the brakes. This is a random thing, doesn't happen all the time.



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SOURCE: A4 2001 1.8 has little power throughout all gears

Mrs Tercia,have you checked whether you might have either blocked exhaust system or Broken and blocked Catalytic converter? What I mentioned are the main cause of loosing power,backfiring and make the car not drive able and possible blow either the engine or catch fire.

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SOURCE: camshaft timing causes backfiring into valves

What was the problem with the car that camshaft timing was changed.a bit off history of car and will try give some advice

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