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VW Camper 1997. V6 The YELLOW engine warning light will not go off and mechanics are unable to determine why.

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  • patllpaul Aug 01, 2008

    Mechanic says the yellow light problem has something to do with cylinder six

  • patllpaul Aug 01, 2008

    The mechanic did not have a scanner but checked signals with a voltmeter and it indicated cylinder six was the problem

  • patllpaul Aug 01, 2008

    mechanic did noy have a scanner but checked the diagnostic socket with a voltmeter.

  • patllpaul Aug 01, 2008

    Thank You. We will follow through with VW who should have a scanner. We will arm him with your input and may be able to get results this time.

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Most of the time a single cylinder code is for the injector. Installing a new injector, check the wiring and connector to the injector for wear, reset the system, and try it. This should clear up the problem.

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Most likely causes are the Exhaust Gas Recirc valve (EGR) or bad O2 sensors. These will cause the Light to come on.

One other simple check is the gas cap!

You can try removing the battery cable (negative) and leaving disconected for 5 minutes, then see if it will reset.

If not then you have a sensor (like the ones named above) that is causing a trouble code to register. A code reader should be able to tell which code is causing the problem!

Brian

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    Here is an example of a code reader for your car. Your mechanics should have access to one of these!

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    Brian Berndt Aug 01, 2008

    Was it lean or rich? Or something else?

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    Brian Berndt Aug 01, 2008

    They should have gotten a specific code such as "P1242" -- Injector Circuit Open Cylinder 6"



    Here is a list of VW Specific codes.



    http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/v...



    Hope this helps, let me know what else I can do!

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    Brian Berndt Aug 01, 2008

    After dertermining what the actual code is, and deciphering what it means, then the mechanic will have to determine what the next step is. If you can get the code from him, then we can help determine the best next step!

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Did they connect a scanner to the computer? When you do this you get an error code that diagnose the engine failure in detail.

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    Ginko Aug 01, 2008

    have also the emission checked if emissions are too high engine warning lightcomes on, and this sometimes is not easy to find out.

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    Ginko Aug 01, 2008

    There is misfiring in one of cylinders, assuming the mechanic fixed all simple things, spark plugs, distributor etc, remains to test the computer, find a garage with a scanner and have it checked, it will return an error telling the code, it is probably a sensor or the computer itself.

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