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Hello and thank you for using Just answer! I'm Billy and i will assist you with this. Feel free to ask if further info is needed.
I would appreciate some further info:
- do you have any warning lights on or flashing (engine light etc...)?
- what exactly is happening,.....is the engine turning on perfectly for one second, and then it shuts off.....?
the engine is turning over fine
it starts for a second sometimes and then it shuts off
i used a obd scanner and it does not give me any codes, but epc light keeps flashing
and as soon as the car turns on cel light goes away
i have replaced the crank position sensor, maf sensor, coolant temp sensor, radiator temp sensor, plugs and wires, checked fuel....
If the EPC is flashing, you most probably have a faulty throttle assmebly........but you need to confirm by checking using a VAGcom or VAS scan tool.......
can i get any of those tools at auto zone?
or can i test it somehow
VAGCOM can be bought here: www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/
to test, you need a multimeter....
click here for details
is it ok to buy a used throttle ?
if a throttle is fitted, you need to code it.....using a VAG scan tool.......and yes, if used and still operating,,,,,it is ok....
to check the coils, remove plug wires one by one, while engine idling....and the one that does not make a difference will be the faulty plug, or coil
so no matter what i have to buy it than get it programed
basically yes........if not coded (programmed) it would work....but it still needs coding.
i guess that's all then
ill go ahead and sell this car
and never get a vw again
thanks for your time
i will accept this for ya
You do not mean that......VW s are good vehicles...........sometimes problematic....but all vehicles have there share........
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