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I have a 2002 VW Cabrio, 2.0 engine The engine runs ok

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Hi Tim, I have a 2002 VW Cabrio, 2.0 engine The engine runs ok for 2 minutes at 2500 rpm and stall. I change already fuel pump, throttle body, fuel filter, spark plugs, wires, and air flow meter, no change. Help is appreciated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,
I am sorry that you have not been helped yet.
Is the check engine light on and if so what are the exact fault code numbers
Does it matter if the engine is cold or warm
and have you checked for restriction in catalytic converter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Eric,
Thank you for your answer.
Yes it gave me 2 codes: P0121 and P0103, that's way I change the flow meter and the throttle body.
No It doesn't matter if the engine is cold or warm, but I did notice that the engine gets very hot.
I did not check the catalytic converter, how I do that?
Your help is really appreciate.
Hugo
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,
Best way is to disconnect the the exhaust before the converter and see if power is restored, but this can be a bit of a pain if the bolts are heat corroded. So, the next best is to remove the O2 sensor from the exhaust before the converter. The exhaust has that small hole to escape from which should be enough to see if power is restored and it quits stalling at 2500 rpms. Will be loud, but you will be able to either confirm or eliminate the converter as the cause
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will try and let you know.
Any other suggestions?
Thank you
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,
I have run into the main relay as well as a few ecm getting overheated quickly and shutting down, but not what I would consider common causes. Start with checking the converter and then we will go from there.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,
sounds good
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Eric,
I remove the oxygen sensor over the weekend, the problem is the same, also I notice that when the engine stall it knocks badly.
Any suggestions?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Eric,
Any suggestion, I check the fuel pump relay also, working fine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh, bay the way nobody contact me, still waiting your help, if you can off course