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Vw Gilf: Car starts and idles but when you step on thaw peddle

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Car starts and idles but when you step on thaw peddle nothing happens
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 2 years ago.
You should have a drive-by-wire throttle on this vehicle (unless it is some throwback, but 2000 and up should have it) So if you are getting nothing you will likely have to have faults read, with a scan tool or factory tool There are two circuits in the throttle body, and two corresponding circuits in the pedal. If one circuit fails, the other should still send the signal. Check at your pedal assembly to make sure the connector is OK, and at the throttle body, make sure you do not have rodent chewing on the wires. You may also need to check under the cowl (beneath the wiper arms) at the ECM and connectors to make sure there are no wiring issues there. Unless you have a lot of water damage, I don't often see a complete failure of this system.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It was good but it took a while but the information was excellent
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 2 years ago.
21 minutes? I know the site promises some things that may not be true or misleading (an answer every 9 seconds does not mean you will get your answer in 9 seconds)Were you able to find anything? If you can get it moving at all, most large parts stores like Autozone will read faults for FREE

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