Question about 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
HI! Iam in need of help!! Iam having trouble with the acceleration of my car which is an 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0. My car wont run as it should, i did a full tune up, and i even changed the pedal and it improved a little, but when i go uphill my car looses a lot of power, even on a straight road i dont feel it has the speed it should. I took my car to the volkswagen dealer in my country and the scanned it, they told me the throttle body was only working on a 60% and they said this might be the problem, the thing is that i do not know that if i buy this part do i also have to buy the accelerator pedal? Since i did a change and i only did it with the pedal and not the throttle body. Whenever i start my car i have to press the pedal a couple of times so that it can respond. My mechanic says that the propeller on the throttle wasnt opening as it should. Could this be the problem? If i change this do i have to buy both the pedal and the throttle body? How is this installed? Manually or with scanner? Please help! Thakn you!
The throttle housing must be adapted to the engine control module. it will take a scanner or a tool like vag-com. good luck.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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1.1 mm is the standard gap for a platinum tipped plug. Plugs for this car usually come pre-set but it's always worth checking before installing. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
SOURCE: plz help 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
There is a power steering stop leak fluid that some auto part stores have, if it is a small leak, a big leak you will have to replace what ever is leaking.
Posted on May 09, 2009
Take it to the dealer, the EPC warning light - and even more the failsafe run which doesn't allow you drive faster than 20mph) is an indication of serious motor troubles. They can read the ECU faultcodes, which should be a good startingpoint for troubleshooting the cause ...
You could do some basic troubleshooting like checking the air filter, the oil level, the spark plugs, etc. You didn't fill it up with bad gas, did you ? And does the engine make strange noises/vibration when running idle ? In case you fixed some obvious cause, you can dis- and reconnect the battery to erase the engine's faultcode. If it's not fixed, the EPC (and failsafe run) will simply come on again.
My advice would be not to drive it untill it's fixed to prevent more potential damage.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
Volkswagens are known for having trouble with their transmissions, even more so in the 1st couple generations. This problem could just be your transmission sticking when getting into another gear. I recommend not pushing the car so your running at high RPMs, slowly work your way up that hill, and even try letting off the gas it may help it shift some. If you're really concerned with it you can take it somewhere to get the transmission checked, something maybe slipping or sticking it all depends and it can be a small inexpensive fix or it could be a heck of a lot, but its all up to you.
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
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