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I washed my 2007 gti engine with a degreaser bottle and a pressure washer, after 2 hours i was driving and at a stop sign i tried to speed up and the car went slow the epc,engine and esp mode light came on the dashboard, its been around 2 weeks since i washed it i went to auto zone to get the codes they told me it was the throttle pedal position sensor b and a, i think the sensor are dried already i would like to restart the computer without going all the way to the dealership would you please help me?
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Posted on Jul 31, 2014
FIRST AND FORMOST do not listen to any advice the totally unqualified parts guys hand out at Autozone or any other free code reader parts store, they want to sell you parts and that is all.
P0222 VOLKSWAGEN - Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'B' Circuit Low
Possible causes- Throttle position sensor harness is open or shorted
- Throttle position sensor poor electrical connection
- Faulty Throttle position sensor
When is the code detected?An excessively low voltage from the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM).
P0121 VOLKSWAGEN - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Range/Performance
Possible causes- Faulty throttle position sensor
- Throttle position sensor harness is open or shorted
- Throttle position sensor circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM) When is the code detected?Malfunction is detected when an excessively low or high voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.
Have the VW dealer complete the diagnosis on this.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
when your vehical throws a code and you replace the defective part, you must clear the code or the ecm will still recognize it as an active code.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
did you check voltage to sensors if you need help with proedure, contact me, or you may try patrs houses on line in how to section.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
You should not have any problem if you don't concentrate on the electrical components. What i mean is stay away from them as much as possible, and don't use alot of pressure wear you can blow things off. Myself i do it at home with a can of degreaser and a garden hose, If you do it at a car wash take a can of WD40 with you incase it stalls or wont start after you do it,WD40 displaces moisture, you would be better off doing it in your own driveway if your aloud too. You can wash any part you want. watch your paint on car, some of that degreaser can take off paint.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
SOURCE: ESP erroe code
hi,i have no doubt for there diagnose because they read on star diagnose,hoping that they read the actual values,you mention the fault is coming when you turning,maybe the steering angle sensor, if not mistaking,they have a sti,stated poor contact in wiring connection on control module
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
SOURCE: code p0121 TPS
THERE IS A TP SENSOR BUILT INTO THE THROTTLE ACTUATOR. THESE TRUCKS HAVE BEEN KNOWN FOR A FEW PROBLEMS IN THIS AREA. THROTTLE ACTUATOR IS NOT SERVICEABLE. THE THROTTLE BODY WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED IF IT IS PROVEN FAULTY. THE APP SENSORS ARE LOCATED IN THE GAS PEDAL MODULE. THESE SEND SIGNAL TO COMPUTER TO TELL IT WHERE YOUR FOOT IS, THEN COMPUTER SENDS COMMAND TO THROTTLE ACTUATOR TO OPEN OR CLOSE THROTTLE BASED ON THIS INPUT. THE SENSOR IN THE THROTTLE ACTUATOR DELIVERS A MESSAGE BACK TO THE COMPUTER TO TELL IT WHAT THE ACTUAL THROTTLE POSITION IS. IF THESE SIGNALS DONT MATCH(WHERE THROTTLE IS COMMANDED AND WHERE IT ACTUALLY IS)THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE AND THE VEHICLE COULD GO INTO A REDUCED POWER MODE. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU!
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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