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Hi i have a 1999 vw passat 2.8 v6 and the problem is that my car does not accelerate as normal,it goes up to 1500 rpm and 2000 rpm and it goes up and down,if i step more on gas it passes the 2000rpm but goes up slow and it does not pass more then 4000rpm,if i run the engine 2 minutes like this the exssaust turns red,like real burning hot red and the check engine light comes on and my sccaner reads code p1545 can you help me please

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P1545 is a throttle control malfuction code

You can try to reset the throttle body by opening the hood and drivers door then turning your key to the accessory position. You will hear the throttle body whir and click. It may take up to two minutes. Afterward, the car will relearn your habit of driving and adjust accordingly.

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Hi i have a 1999 vw passat 2.8 v6 and the problem is that my car does not accelerate as normal,it goes up to 1500 rpm and 2000 rpm and it goes up and down,if u dont press the gas pedal it will die if i step more on gas it passes the 2000rpm but goes up slow and it does not pass more then 4000rpm,if i run the engine it dosent have power let explosions from the intake manifol

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Throttle position sensor out of adjustment

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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Code P1545 is the throttle valve control module is faulty.the throttle valve is dirty or damage or accelerator pedal is out of adjustment.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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