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Loss of power and glow plug light comes on

I have a 2000 jetta tdi 1.9 l and on 3 different occasions, with no warning, i have lost almost all of my power while driving.There has been no warning and the glow plug light comes on and stays on- not flashing.I can get the car home by shifting from gear to gear without using the fuel pedel.If I use the fuel pedal power drops even further.Top speed is 55 klms.Help-I love the car but need help.

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  • collin_vanro Apr 28, 2009

    I have a a4 b7, got the 125 kw 2tdi. I have exactelty the same problem I need to switch the car off then on to get the turbo to work again. Afterward my cruise control dont work for a while. any suggestion on what I can do?

  • Alex Jarema
    Alex Jarema May 11, 2010

    Seems like the loss of power is caused by the AIR Mass flow meter failure, not sure about the glow plug sign, does it start normally when cold?

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SOURCE: loss of power on hills and from dead stop.

just install a new fuel filter and you should be fine.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Glow Plugs

please do not try and change yourself i tried and one broke off in the head it cost me 1900 dollars to rebuild the head
it broke because the aluminum head and the fine threads on the glowplugs fused together just take it in and let the garage be responsable if anything happends

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: changing glow plugs on a TDI

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=79819&highlight=tdi+glow+plugs

Lots of info including a tutorial. Doesn't seem to be that difficult.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 02 VW Jetta TDI with ALH engine glow plug

this is a common problem for these cars glow plugs go bad like spark plugs however the smoke would lead to bad mass airflow meter. it is not telling ecu corrcet miss. disconnect mass airflow meter. when cold see if this makes it start better. it should would means you need new m.a.f. glow plug issue take a test light place clamp on positive of battery then pull off glow plug connectors place tip of test light on glow plug the bad one will have a dull light unlike the good one which will be brighter. will need new plugs and wire harness four **** connectors and wire striper and crimper will fix concern good luck

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Yellow engine warning light on 02 TDI Jetta

See if you can find someone with a VAG Com to tell you what the actual problem is

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=191421

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2004 vw jetta tdi and the glow plugs are

glow plug fuse in the fuse box on the battery. On my 2002 it's the 2nd from the right. even if it looks good, check the connections to make sure it didn't corrode up

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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