1991 V8 in fail safe mode- HELP!

Old 07-28-2007, 09:47 PM
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Default 1991 V8 in fail safe mode- HELP!

i have a wondeful 1991 V8 automatic- 116K love the car- my wife was driving home- said all the lights on the gear selector on the dash were blinking- i took it for a ride and it was like i was dragging something behind me- i looked in the manual- fail safe mode- why and how do i fix it-

all help is really really apprectiated!!

Old 07-28-2007, 10:46 PM
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Default RE: 1991 V8 in fail safe mode- HELP!

check tranny fluid and disconnect the baterry
Old 08-28-2007, 05:45 PM
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When that happened to me I immediately shut off the car, let it sit for 30 secs, restarted and it was ok. You may have to disconnect the battery or take it to a shop and download the codes. There is a way to look at the codes and you can go to Audi Forum or SJM Autotechnik for advice on how to do that.
Old 10-08-2007, 04:59 PM
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I have the same problem with mine. I am taking it to the shop on wednesday to get it coded and a tranny flush. I update u on that
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