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2006 Jetta - emission warning light came on so I took it to the dealer who charged me $113 for diagnosis. Told me the car needs 2 new cooling fans and a new ignition coil- total cost $1000. I said no thanks- checked fans myself and see that one(the bigger one) runs that other doesn't even if ac on. The temp guage stays at 190- so something is wrong- just not sure it costs 1,000. As for the ignition coil- not having any problems with driving the car. Any help would be appreciated. Going to take it to another mechanic..

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  • cocoa23428 Jun 17, 2009

    Dealer made no reference to any emission problem even though that is the warning light I took it there for. He also said I need a new ignition coil and that the car is misfiring-although I don't notice any problems driving. Also told me I need 2 new cooling fans although I can see that one is working. The car has 61K miles so no longer under warranty. I'm just wondering if I would notice a problem if the ignition coil needs to be replaced- .... and if one of the fans is working, why I'd need 2.

  • passatsyncro May 11, 2010

    There has been a problem with the cooling fans from my experience and check for warranty to see if you have any left. Next time you fell uncomfortable with the diag, ask the technician him/her self and see how they present the diag. If your car has any fault codes, it would be helpful to see them.



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Missfire detection can cause fan to run continusly one may be failed should have some codes.

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I just wish that every one comes to me. one of the only true and honest technicians left.

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