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My 05 A4 Quattro Avant locks the steering wheel while

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my 05 A4 Quattro Avant locks the steering wheel while driving, the brakes don't work and the battery light comes on
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds as if your engine is dying. If the engine dies then you'll lose ower steering, power brakes, and the battery light will come on because the alternator is no longer charging.

When this happens you have to restart the engine, correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The guy ( graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and works on Audis for extra income) who has been working on it said it is the front axle that is bad that causes the problem...he just replaced camshaft and camshaft follower and since then the car idles higher than usual, the check engine and EPS lights are on and my key remote does not work any more. What do you think? and the battery light comes on when the car locks up.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

The engine is dying, correct?

Do you know what fault codes are setting?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the engine is dying. I don't know the codes
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Are you able to find out?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am trying to get that guy here. He has the diagnostic tool
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Ok.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
12556
00017
08851
05634
08825
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
00835
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

What engine do you have?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
MFI 2.0 Turbo 4 cyl
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

I don't have reference for any powertrain codes in this format. Do you know the actual P codes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2.0 FMI 4 cyl turbo
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

I don't have reference for any powertrain codes in this format. Do you know the actual P codes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, thats what he gave me
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

I will see if I am able to locate descriptions for these codes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome!

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Does it only die when coasting or at idle?

Does it hesitate or lack power as it dies or does it die abruptly like the key is shut off?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It dies when idle but also when it first starts moving. It seems to lack power it's not a sudden death
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Has fuel pressure been tested at the time it's acting up?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He said that one of the codes refers to the hp fuel pump.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

I'm not able to determine what actual codes are setting.

Has fuel pressure been tested at the time it's acting up?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Fuel pressure should be tested at the time the problem is happening.

Do you have the vehicle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In my driveway. It does not dtsrt
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Start
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Do you hear the fuel pump run when the key is first turned on?

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