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    1. stick the key in, turn the ignition to the run...

      stick the key in, turn the ignition to the run position. You should be able to see a small little notch. You can bend a paper clip straight and insert into that notch and after a little wiggling the...
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      most likely a bad axle/cv joint

      most likely a bad axle/cv joint
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      Do you have all the doors closed and vehicle...

      Do you have all the doors closed and vehicle locked so all the modules will go to sleep?
    4. was it touching a power source?

      was it touching a power source?
    5. should be fine as long as the prep work is good....

      should be fine as long as the prep work is good.
      May not last quite as long as high temp paint but many people use it without complaints
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      are you getting spark? getting a pulse for the...

      are you getting spark?
      getting a pulse for the injector?
      whats the compression?
      Did you performed a cylinder leakdown test? A sticking valve can produce "normal compression readings" but you can...
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      hows the charging system? grounds?

      hows the charging system?
      grounds?
    8. did the spring isolators fall out? ...

      did the spring isolators fall out?

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_IV--1.8T/ES2627626/
    9. either get a scan tool and activate it manually,...

      either get a scan tool and activate it manually, or go for multiple drive cycles and it should set unless something is faulty
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      fuse in a wrong spot?

      fuse in a wrong spot?
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      the front o2 sensor wont throw a p0420 fault....

      the front o2 sensor wont throw a p0420 fault.
      How would it test the catalyst efficiency if it is before the cat
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      Why even start a thread if you don't take any...

      Why even start a thread if you don't take any advice and just incorrectly guess at parts
    13. http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Special:S...

      http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Special:Search?search=17511&fulltext=Go
    14. you pulled the valve cover, do you have sludge or...

      you pulled the valve cover, do you have sludge or do the internals look clean?

      could just be a failed tensioner or stretched chain
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      scan the vehicle for any possible faults. What...

      scan the vehicle for any possible faults.

      What are your pressure readings on a manifold gauge set?

      possibly triggering the low pressure switch?
    16. paintscratch

      paintscratch
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      You cant set a catalyst readiness monitor without...

      You cant set a catalyst readiness monitor without the rear o2 sensor working.

      Will most likely just be a faulty rear oxygen sensor.
    18. Im not sure if you did the test correctly. Just...

      Im not sure if you did the test correctly. Just basing off of those numbers the meter should have read roughly .08V But that is acceptable.

      The problem right now is you only have 11.83V out of...
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      Well it wont switch the monitors to OK to my...

      Well it wont switch the monitors to OK to my knowledge, But it will cause all the readiness monitors to run and either pass or fail. Some times multiple drive cycles are needed to set all the...
    20. I would be leaning towards a bad alternator. It...

      I would be leaning towards a bad alternator. It should be 13v+ at the alternator
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