Question about 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
When kranking engin oil light comes on flashing and beeping after 30 seconds of continues cranking
There is no throttle body on a TDI, but continuing to crank you engine with no fuel pressure will absolutely fry your pump and/or injectors (An '03 could be either an ALH or a PD engine, - different fuel injection systems, but same disastrous result in either).
Here's my .02:
DO NOT let a VW dealer touch your TDI. They commonly throw parts at it until the problem either goes away or they throw up their hands and say "I dunno". Either way, people routinely waste a boatload of time and money with no relief when taking their TDI to a VW dealer.
Go to TDIClub.com and look for a trusted TDI Guru near you (there's a list by state) and have one of these guys look at it. They're very helpful and more knowledgeable than 95% of VW dealers.
Posted on Mar 15, 2014
It is a wiring fault, but they are looking on the wrong end. You will need to have a VW dealer "repin" the electrical connector at the throttle body. What this means is, the dealer will take apart the connector, cut off the old pins and crimp on new ones and reassemble the connector. This is a common problem on drive by wire VW's. The dealer has a bulletin on the problem and I don't know why they missed it. They will probably have to order the connector kit however. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
do they stay on longer than a few seconds?
If so, could be a relay, wiring shortage....take it to your local autozone or auto store, normally they will scan your OBD II and see what the codes are...for free....that will help you determine why the check engine light is on.
Posted on May 03, 2010
DON'T DRIVE IT !!!! DON'T START IT AGAIN UNTIL YOU PUT A TEST GAUGE ON IT. you MUST have a gauge put on it to check for pressure. flashing and beep beep mean no pressure... not good. explain in detail how/when this happened ??
Posted on Dec 08, 2009
SOURCE: My oil light on my
I also had the same problem with my golf, only to discover that the dipstick was cut short that really mesleads the oil level is enough but not.Check or buy new dipstick set and drain engine oil and fill new one.
Posted on Oct 27, 2010
SOURCE: 2002 1.6L GOLF, EPC LIGHT
It sounds as if your vehicle may have severe water damage to the engine. The engine sensors on the golf are suseptable to water damage and can result in epc light that you are seeing on your dash, or so i was told by VW. I replaced all the sensors, alternator and the computer on my original engine, but this action didnt fix the problem. So i bit the bullet and replaced the engine, and haven't had a problem since. If you do the labor yourself it can be done as cheap as $4000. I hope this helps mate.
Posted on May 04, 2011
Testimonial: "thanks man"
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 09, 2016 | Saturn L300 Cars & Trucks
Jun 26, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Apr 04, 2013 | Cars & Trucks
May 21, 2017 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks
Feb 09, 2010 | Saturn L-Series Cars & Trucks
Nov 16, 2009 | 2003 Saturn VUE
Sep 30, 2009 | Toyota Cars & Trucks
Aug 02, 2009 | Volkswagen Beetle Cars & Trucks
144 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: