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Old 01-21-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
ktaylor
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Default Bad Camshaft Solenoid?

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I'm considering buying a 2001 S4 for cheap. The catch is that the owner says the camshaft solenoid is bad and as a result it doesn't run. I'm trying to figure out the possible damage done to the engine if the cam adjuster went out while he was driving. I know the work is going to cost a pretty penny, but I don't mind doing it if the engine wasn't wrecked in the process and after the new solenoid is put in I won't run in to any other problems (specific to the cam adjuster going out).

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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bad camshaft solenoid will not cause the engine not to run. It will run rough but it will run. If it won't run at all AND it has P codes for camshaft solenoid I would expect something more serious.
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