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Check engine light on and fan like sound

The check engine light is on all the time now and when I start the engine there is a sound coming from the engine that sounds like a loud fan. If I turn off the engine and restart I do not hear the sound but the check eng, light is still on.

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  • mardigillesp May 26, 2009

    My check light stays on all the time now with the same loud fan noise. What is causing this? I'm almost afraid to take it to the Volkswagen service center.

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Take it to Autozone and have them check the code and then work from there. Come back and let us know what the code is so we can give you a hand.

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