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Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 codes p0507 ,p0171 ,p0016

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codes p0507 ,p0171 ,p0016 how do i repair these codes              waiting on a answer please

Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  VWDoc replied 5 years ago.

VWDoc :

Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.

Customer:

thanks

VWDoc :

hello rjack

VWDoc :

looking up some info for you now....

VWDoc :

in the meantime, can you describe any drivability problems with the car?

VWDoc :

ok, got the codes.....the three together are a little worrisome

VWDoc :

especially the cam position code

Customer:

last wk it some diferent misfire codes new plugs and coil packs installed

VWDoc :

so P030x codes, and now these

VWDoc :

how many miles on the car?

Customer:

yeah 118000

VWDoc :

constant misfire/rough running going on?

Customer:

it semms to run fine now mis fire seems to disappeared

VWDoc :

I've got a gut feeling that you've got yourself a cam timing problem

VWDoc :

meaning a chain problem

Customer:

since sunday these codes three codes came up twice

VWDoc :

it's possible to physically check cam timing without removing the transmission, but if timing is off, the transmission will have to be removed

VWDoc :

but there are no timing marks, so the cam locking tools will be necessary

Customer:

i was hoping that wasnt the problem i was hoping for vacum leak or fuel pressure reg ulator

VWDoc :

the cam code is the major indicator here

VWDoc :

0016

Customer:

what does it usally costs to fix

VWDoc :

showing an implausible relationship between the intake cam and crank

VWDoc :

the last one I did came in at $2200, but I'm usually a bit cheaper than the dealer and most other independent shops

VWDoc :

and I always to both chains, both tensioners, and all rails

Customer:

thats about what they told me

VWDoc :

sorry about the news. Long job

Customer:

yeah thats my luck

Customer:

it does have two chains correct

VWDoc :

yes, upper and lower. Here's a great source for a replacement kit: http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_V--2.5/Engine/Timing/Timing_Chain_Kit/ES2207809/

Customer:

is that where i can order the whole kit

VWDoc :

yes

VWDoc :

picture of the last one I did (trans removed, obviously)

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Customer:

looks nasty

VWDoc :

It's interesting, but time consuming

Customer:

eight to ten hrs

VWDoc :

That's a conservative labor time, at least labor charge anyway

Customer:

what if code p0016 goes away

VWDoc :

Trans flat rate remove/replace is 6.5 hours and chain job is 4.9

VWDoc :

most shops bump those times up a bit

VWDoc :

if 0016 goes away, again, my gut says it will come back

VWDoc :

too many chain issues on the 05-06 cars to hope for anything different

Customer:

ok just wishing

VWDoc :

hopefully this at least helped with clarification

Customer:

what causes this issue so much

Customer:

yes it did thanks alot

VWDoc :

the issue is caused by parts that weren't stress-tested enough before being released to the public

Customer:

were the new chains tested

VWDoc :

honestly, I don't know if the new parts are any better than the old parts

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