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I have just had my air mass meter on my 199 GTI 1.8 litre turbu replaced. Initially it was thought the one I purchased was faulty, this was swapped out but the problem persist. As soon as we connect it the vehicle stops idling. Im, at my wits end............PLEASE HELP

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  • faitholsen Feb 28, 2009

    What is the solution?? what is a throttle body problem, please explain

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I have located and cleanded the throttle body, now its not idling, i have driven it about 70KM hoping it would reset. still the same. any suggestions

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Could be a throttle body problem is common on audi/vw

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  • myearwood0 Mar 01, 2009

    throttle body delivers air into inlet manifold

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