Question about 1998 Volkswagen Jetta
Just wrote this post and came across your problem i had some time ago , this will fix it . you can reset it by removing negative battery terminal while leaving positive terminal connected . open driver side door get in close door , put key in ignition turn over key almost all the way but do not start . you should here the throttle body aligning itself . leave key in this position for 15 seconds , remove key connect negative terminal and the throttle body should be set . this has been called the chicken dance and it works fine . what this does is resets the computer , key note though if you are planning to get your car inspected it will not pass until you have drove the car for at least 300 miles . being that the computer has to go through and set everything . i learned the hard way . throttle body problems usually happen when removing old battery improperly/battery being drained/improperly or jump starting the car/improperly , make sure when removing battery that the positive terminal is removed first , jumping a battery negative terminal is always connected first on both vehicles .
Posted on May 31, 2010
Same problem just a week ago and it was caused by jumping the car due to a dead battery. Have someone reset the computer because the throttle position sensor is out of calibration.
Posted on May 21, 2010
Possibly a jumped timing belt or clogged exhaust
Posted on May 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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