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03 A4 1.8T DTC P1297

I have a P1297 (17705) code that I can't get figured out. It went to the dealer and $150 later they say it needs a MAF. I put the MAF on, new fuel pump, plugs, coilpacks, dipstick and tube, fixed all vacuum leaks i found. Still has a P1297! Also I get all the misfire codes after the P1297 pops up. It runs like **** at idle, but seems fine driving it.

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  • Chris DeHoyos Nov 06, 2008

    Thank you! That fixed it!!

  • Chris DeHoyos Dec 19, 2008

    already replaced maf. the car is now back with the same codes!!!

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I also have 02 A4 1.8 with P01297 code. We've replaced coil packs but fault code still there and car runs like bag of nails. Will replace dipstick next as this ones broke and hope it curs it. Wish me luck!!!

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This is a faulty crankcase vent code. need to replace the crankcase ventilation valve...... darn stealerships lol they probably didnt want to give you the corect info so you woulndt fix it.... good luck............ justuscc

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    Jimmy Nov 06, 2008

    good to hear its fixed justuscc

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Had the same problem i also had a 0108 code with is a map sensor so i replaced it from napa for 130 dollars diconnected the battery a so for evety thing is fine so if you still have problems try that

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