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Old 03-09-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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Peake code (19) 76 no noticeable issues

what does it mean?
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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Anybody? I still have this code, it will not clear.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:02 PM   #3
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same problem, replaced the ccv, throttle body, lower intake boot, disa valve, camshaft position sensor and still no luck also getting the CC code from the the same table. was gonna try the ICV next and then the MAF last since it's kinda expensive :-(
Have you tried any thing as far a repairs???
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:15 PM   #4
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my peake manual is in the car, what is the 19-76 code?
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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76-throttle position sensor 1, plausibility, range, or performance
CC-idle control system, idle speed not plausible

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Old 05-03-2011, 11:43 PM   #6
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update, so i think I'm a little on the slow side, after repeated checking and rechecking the code reader, and "knowing" my code was 76, it turns out my code is 7B, which is the thermostat. the B looks like a six on the reader, but is actually b. hopes this helps.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:49 PM   #7
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update, so i think I'm a little on the slow side, after repeated checking and rechecking the code reader, and "knowing" my code was 76, it turns out my code is 7B, which is the thermostat. the B looks like a six on the reader, but is actually b. hopes this helps.


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Old 03-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #8
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Can't Read a Code Reader, ehh?

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update, so i think I'm a little on the slow side, after repeated checking and rechecking the code reader, and "knowing" my code was 76, it turns out my code is 7B, which is the thermostat. the B looks like a six on the reader, but is actually b. hopes this helps.
Ha! Take heart! I think you are not the only one unable to read his Peake code reader. My MIL came on yesterday, too, and I just sat down to research the mysterious 76 code about the throttle position sensor... Hmm, since I already have an A8 (Peake code, not Audi) - thermostat jammed open - I think I could actually also have misread the code reader... Sneaking out to the garage now..
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Ha! Take heart! I think you are not the only one unable to read his Peake code reader. My MIL came on yesterday, too, and I just sat down to research the mysterious 76 code about the throttle position sensor... Hmm, since I already have an A8 (Peake code, not Audi) - thermostat jammed open - I think I could actually also have misread the code reader... Sneaking out to the garage now..
Yepp, sure enough: 7b, not 76. Thanks for posting this, jmejia4. I would have started taking the car apart tomorrow, looking a for a throttle position sensor... I love this forum.

Stupid thermostat, though! Had replaced a flawlessly working one as part of a cooling system overhaul a few years back. "Preventive" maintenance...
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Hmm, I revisited this as I still have 76 showing up, and I have a Zionsville thermostat...so...I have to double check if it's 76 or 7B and then try to understand how the aftermarket thermostat may be affecting the codes. Thanks for the info!
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Isn't the Zionsville thermostat not electronically controlled, and just naturally opens and closes from coolant/engine temperature? If so, that would be exactly why you have the code.
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I was just going to come back and edit this, I remember when I installed it years ago and had forgotten the details. Thank you!!!
I don't drive this car enough, it's becoming a track queen.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #13
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Get your car warmed up and tell us what temperature it's running at. It should be 93-95C while cruising and idling. Below that means your thermostat is not working right. You should get a Wahler or Behr thermostat. It should also take no more than 5 minutes of driving to go from the blue to the middle on the gauge (in reasonable weather, 50-60F).

If you have this thermostat:

http://www.zionsvilleautosport.com/s...54ALUTHERM.htm

get rid of it ASAP. These things cause nothing but problems.

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Based on design changes to the M54, we infer that the problem is peak operating temperature that is too high
This is wrong. The problem isn't high operating temperature, it is old, fatigued plastic. Get a Wahler ASAP and this code will go away I bet. Also, as stated earlier in this thread, you probably have code 7b. Multiple members will back me up when I say that the aluminum thermostats (and other aftermarket brands) are nothing but trouble.

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:13 AM   #14
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I will be keeping the Zionsville. I don't have the all aluminum one, it's this one:

http://www.zionsvilleautosport.com/s...de/M54CTPK.htm

I have their radiator as well, and have had zero issues for the past 3 years.
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I will be keeping the Zionsville. I don't have the all aluminum one, it's this one:

http://www.zionsvilleautosport.com/s...de/M54CTPK.htm

I have their radiator as well, and have had zero issues for the past 3 years.
Fine, but what's the operating temperature?

There's no reason to get this $200 T-stat that changes parameters. You can buy 4 Wahlers for that price. That's at least 30 years worth of thermostats...
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I don't know, I am not driving the car today. It's always in the normal range on the gage. As for the money part I had found the original one to be unreliable, it was replaced at 60k and needed to be replaced again at 100k or so, that's when I put in the Zionsville one. That was 3 years ago so the money is not an issue at this point, it's all water under the bridge, a sunk cost now.
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I don't know, I am not driving the car today. It's always in the normal range on the gage. As for the money part I had found the original one to be unreliable, it was replaced at 60k and needed to be replaced again at 100k or so, that's when I put in the Zionsville one. That was 3 years ago so the money is not an issue at this point, it's all water under the bridge, a sunk cost now.
That's fine.

The gauge will stay centered b/w roughly 78C-105C, so you could be running cold with it in the center. Mine did this.
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