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I have a 2001 European specs VW Golf 1600/16V engine. I keep getting the check engine lite. The car would not start untilled I replaced the ERG valve, Knock sensor and the oxygen sensor. after replacing these parts and reseting the ERG valve, once I got the error (P0171)that fuel too rich, the second time the error is fuel too poor. The RPM of the moter was not stable, it would go up and down. These parts have cost me over $800.00. What could be the problem? I need a machanic that can pin point the problem. The check engine lite is on again but the car runs fine. Before when I reseted the engine lite the car would not start or would die out at each stop and was very hard to start again. Thanks, Joe

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  • joereeder Jun 25, 2009

    Thanks to all of you. I have ensured that the gas cap it tight. The error this time is P0171 bank 1 to lean. the car runs fine now but the lite is still on. I hope to leave on vacation the 6 July and have lots of miles to cover aroung 700 round trip. can not afford to have a major break down on the highway.



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Replace the Airflow Meter, then take off all those parts you put on. If you have a scan tool, the long term fuel trim is probably %25+Which is definately an airflow meter, but it's definately worth trying it anyway, they've had such a problem w/ them you can get one for under $100 easy.

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