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Epc light,anti-slip regulation light,check engine light

I have a 2001 vw passat gls and I am currently paying out all types of money to get this car fixed. I drove my car home from the dealership from just putting in a new throttle body,gaskets, and valves. When I go outside to crank my car, I check my headlights, then the epc light came on and the car started to idle up and down. Then the anti-slip regulation light came on. So when I started to drive the car it start to lose power,then the check engine light came on. So the only thing I could do was put the car in reverse and park it. Later I went back outside to start the car, it didn't do any of the things it did before, the only light that was on was the check engine light. So, I had someone to follow me to the dealership where I left it. And they tell me that can't see why the epc light and anti-slip regulation light came on, because it is not showing now. Please help what is wrong with my car?

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This could be something is wrong in the drive-by-wire path, the "gas pedal" potentiometers or the electric motor-controlled throttle body, etc.
or a crankshaft positon sensor is wrong.

hope this initial info helps.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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