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MY FRIEND SINCE YOU HAVE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND THE EPC IT IS VERY RISKY TO DRIVE IT BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT FAULT OR PROBLEM YOU HAVE ON THE VEHICLE,HOW BIG IS IT AND WHAT WILL CAUSED. IF I WAS IN YOUR POSITION THE FIRST THING I HAD TO DO, I WOULD CALL AN EXPERT TO CHECK MY VEHICLE WITH A SCANNER TO FIND FIRST THE FAULT AND IF IT IS REPAIRABLE TO FIX IT AND DRIVE SAFE AND PROBABLY WITH LOW COST ON SPENDING MONEY.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
find the trouble code find out wat code mean,s wat an replace wat is not working the code will tell u wat,s not working hope this help u
Posted on May 28, 2009
i had the same problem... Change the spark plugs and the ignition coils, All of them... It usually accelerates without giving it gas.. Don't worry about that...
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
First, to read VW codes you will want to get yourself a $50 VAG tool. It will read all your systems, not just the ECU.
Electronic Power Control can go out for several reasons. Check your brake lights with the car running. Check you radiator fluid level. If the car is running bad, you could have bad spark plugs/ wires or ignition coil.
The traction control is tied into the ABS system and often causes problems here as well. Each wheel has a speed sensor and magnet wheel in the hub. You can check these for damage by removing the tires for access. The sensors come out by hand, and inside the hole they come out of is the place to check the magnets with a flash light. Apply a small amount of wheel bearing grease to the sensor.
The control unit goes out in these systems at an alarming rate. They can be easily removed, and repaired for under $200 at modulemaster.com
Since it is intermit, I suspect most likely a loose sensor, or electrical connector.
If your brakes feel squishy at all, bleed the brake lines of air and contaminants.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
EPC refers to the drive by wire system. This system, generally speaking, encompasses the throttle pedal and its position sensors (it needs to know where your gassin' foot is) and the throttle body.
Most likely, the EPC light and its associated faults for this scenario are a symptom, not the problem. Meaning the actual root cause is causing the no-start/no crank issue AND fault codes related to the EPC system.
And the most likely root cause is an ignition switch, NOT the engine speed sensor.
With a bad engine speed sensor, the car will still crank all damn day (or until the battery dies) but the car won't start.
If you get a no-crank issue, and then it eventually starts either with or without an EPC light, again, the most likely problem is the ignition switch. Not the starter, not the battery (though the battery proper and the cable connections must be perfection itself to rule them out.) You can get these issues with a visually perfect but still faulty battery connection.
Posted on Jun 16, 2010
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