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2011 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI. Check engine light on and

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2011 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI. Check engine light on and codes. Computer diagnostic shows codes 13D7 (or 05079) and 13D9 (or 05081) - internal glow plug pressure sensor codes. Dealership service dept checked, says 2 of the 4 glow plugs are bad. Recommends replacing all 4 now, at a cost of $1,175.00 (parts/labor/tax).
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: It stays on
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, I have no mechanical ability. Just wondering if I should replace the glow plugs at all, or continue to drive it with the plugs as is. I only plan to keep the car for 1 year.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's all the info I have right now. The check engine light did not come on until right after the garage did an oil change.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 3 months ago.

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I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please
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with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer
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the sooner the better these glow plugs do more than just assist in starting . it has a built in sensor to measure the pressure in the cylinder . if you are getting rid of the vehicle just do the 2 .

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