Timing Chain & Tensioner Replacement In VW Audi 2.0 TFSI (EA888)

If your VW Audi 2.0 TFSI (EA888) engine is plagued by the combination of an illuminated engine light, non-start issues, or misfires, these symptoms often point towards a problem with the timing chain or tensioner, which can cause severe engine damage if not addressed promptly.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. At Eurotech Autohaus, we have the expertise to analyse and fix the issue efficiently before it causes more serious problems.

Common Fault Codes

The VW Audi 2.0 TFSI (EA888) engine can encounter several fault codes related to timing chain issues. Here are some common fault codes:

  • P130A: Engine start-up fault
  • P03A5: Cylinder misfire detected
  • P03AF: Misfire during start
  • P0017: Crankshaft position – camshaft position correlation error, indicative of a stretched timing chain.
  • P0016: Crankshaft position – camshaft position correlation (Bank 1 Sensor A) error
  • P0341: Camshaft position sensor range/performance error

The Problem

In the case of the VW Audi 2.0 TFSI engine, common symptoms include the engine light being on, non-start issues, and misfires. These problems are often caused by a stretched timing chain or a collapsed tensioner. In the worst-case scenario, the chain can jump, causing the pistons to hit and damage the valves, leading to extensive engine damage.

Diagnosis and Repair

At Eurotech Autohaus, our expert technicians use advanced diagnostic tools to accurately identify the cause of the engine issues. For timing chain problems, we check the camshaft phase angle to detect any misalignment or stretching.

Repair Process:

  1. Advanced Diagnostics: Our technicians perform a detailed diagnostic check, focusing on the camshaft phase angle to identify any issues with the timing chain or tensioner.
  2. Timing Chain Replacement: Replacing the timing chain requires expert knowledge and special tooling. Our experienced technicians carefully remove the old chain and tensioner and install new components to restore proper engine function.
  3. Testing and Verification: After the replacement, the engine undergoes thorough testing to ensure the new timing chain is correctly installed and all issues are resolved.

Why Choose Eurotech Autohaus

  • Expert Technicians: Our team has extensive experience with VW Audi engines, ensuring precise and efficient repairs.
  • Advanced Diagnostic Tools: We use the latest diagnostic equipment to accurately identify and fix issues.
  • Genuine Parts: We use genuine VW Audi parts or high-quality components to ensure your vehicle’s performance and integrity.
  • Transparent Communication: We keep you informed throughout the repair process, explaining the issue, the solution, and the costs involved.

If your VW Audi 2.0 TFSI engine is experiencing timing chain issues, don’t hesitate to contact Eurotech Autohaus. Our skilled technicians will diagnose and repair the problem, ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly and reliably. Schedule an appointment with us today for expert diagnosis and repair of your VW Audi engine.


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