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Check engine light keeps blinking and car shaking as the rpm has gone lower

The idling and car shaking started right after I drove it through a bit deep water areas as it rained alot lately, there's also this sound coming from the engine but I'm not sure from which part, maybe the engine belt or timing belt.

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No, you may have got the ignition system wet. The flashing check engine light indicates an ignition misfire. You probably need a tune up including some spark plug cables. It may run better when it dries out, but it will come back again when it get's wet.

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

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hi notcarsmart
im dave

there is a common problem with this generation jetta. on the crankcase ventillation system you will find a y-shaped piece of rubber that is prone to disintergration and leaks. check it out and if that is the problem replace it. to reset the light (and you should try to keep this in mind for future use as most of the time that the check engine light(MIL) comes on in these vehicles there is nothing wrong and no codes stored) park the car with the engine running. Open the drivers side door and remove the fuse box panel cover. You will see a series of fuses in there but you need only to focus on the mini ones on top. The fuse you need to pull is the third row down from the top in the centre and is a 10 amp fuse (i believe it is marked as MIL on the fuse directory). Pull it out with the car running. The car will stall out but that is perfectly ok...no harm done. Re-insert the fuse close the panel and restart the engine. The yellow light of doom should now be out. If the light comes on again rather quickly there is probably a fault code stored. Everyone who owns a VW should own their own OBD(On-Board Diagnostics) tool. www.obdtool.com has one specifically for VW's from 1996 to present for around $75.00 and an optional software upgrade for a little more. It only requires that you own a computer to use it (which I believe most people have nowadays). A shop charges you for each time they pull your codes so the first time you use it will pay for itself. Also if you have friends/acquaintances with VW's im sure they'd rather give you $30-40 dollars to pull the codes than give a shop $80. And you can reset the light with the tool. Another more unlikely cause of your light and shake is the MAF(Mass Air Flow) sensor but you would need the diagnostic tool to check or swap it with another Jetta owners known good MAF sensor.

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If you ever have an oil leak it really should be fixed right away unless this happened all at once. Go to a local mech or if there is an Autozone around go there and have them check the Engine Light code for you for free. You will have more info to work with.

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The flashing is telling you that the engine is mis-firing, the dealer will run a test to determine the cylinder that is mis-firing, chances are it is something simple

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SOURCE: Serpentine belt keeps slipping off when it rains.

I have had the same trouble with my 2002 zx2. I have had to reinstall or replace the serpentine belt 4 or 5 times in less than a year. I have replaced the idler bearing and then the water pump went out which took out the belt as well. The belt still came off after replacing those items when I hit another puddle of water. I found that proper installation of the plastic engine splash guards which bolt to the bottom around the motor play an important roll in keeping out road water. Since the pulleys are accessible with the right front tire removed, I focused on securing the plastics tightly around the wheelwell framework. This has helped extremely in keeping water away from the pulleys. I haven't had any more troubles in the last 7 or 8 months. I'm still leary when driving in the rain as the routing of the serpentine belt on this car is the worst I've ever encountered.
Bottom line, check/replace idler bearing, tensioner if needed and make sure all plastic splash guards are there and properly screwed to the frame and each other.
Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Engine shakes when Idling/ Check Engine Light started blinking

i just fixed a similar problem on my van there is a rubber elbow on the end of the pvc hose that connects to the valve cover you can only buy the elbow with the hose and it costs about 100 bucks but i guess they have had to replace a lot of these because the new one looks twice has strong you just have to check and see if its collapsed in on itself preventing air movement or leaking the shop will charge you 175 dollars to fix it plus the part but it only takes 20 minutes good luck

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