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98 VW Beetle 2.0L, Check engine light with OBD Code PO118

I have a 1998 VW Beetle 2.0L, With 60,000 miles. The check engine light came on, so we stopped by our local car repair shop and they recommended a new catalytic Converter and 02 Sensor be replaced.

No problems noticed with the car. The code I seen on the OBD 2 display was P0118, In which I found out is a Ignition fuse relay?

I was wondering if all of this is tied together and if the Magna-Flow catalytic converter is a good replacement?

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  • preshilakra May 11, 2010

    Hi, it may look is missanderstending this code(P0118).This code stand for engine coolant temprature sensor.You may need to replace Temprature sensor.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I suspect either the Pre-converter or Catalytic Converter is clogged. Can you recommend procedures to determine condition of both? My repair aptitude/knowledge is above average but I'm not a pro. Thanks;Steve

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BTW - if you have less than 100,000miles you might be able to have your cat replaced under warranty by the dealer. In Canada it's 160,000km.

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