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    Thread: Need help ASAP! EPC light and uncontrollable revs

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      02-05-2008 02:36 PM #26
      someone you know has to have a vag-com...how bout calling them to come over?
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      02-05-2008 02:47 PM #27
      I just went out and started mine. Everything is good. Goin to take it for a ride, and fill her up. I have the Vag Com program, just need the cable. Anyone in Orlando willing to come over and spend a little time with my car???
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    3. 02-05-2008 02:47 PM #28
      I'm going to make some calls. I don't think anyone has one though.

    4. 02-05-2008 02:51 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by Boosted96GSX »
      I just went out and started mine. Everything is good. Goin to take it for a ride


      Must be nice!

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      02-05-2008 02:58 PM #30
      Atleast your stuck at the house, I was stuck on some crummy two lane road in the middle of nowhere a couple days ago. Thankfully she started up enough to get the the gas station...
      2000 GTI 1.8T - 20th Swap #3131 - NGP Original APR Stage 3 - NOW Unitronic 630cc Mafless, GT3071R, APR Exhaust Manifold, AEB head, IE Rods, IE Titanium Valvetrain, IE Adj. Camgear, Schrick Camshafts, SEM Intake Manifold w/ 70mm TB, Phenolic Spacer, FluidAmpr Crankshaft Pully, ACT 6 Puck Clutch w/ Lightweight Eurospec G60 Flywheel, IE Crankshaft Dowel Pin, ARP Everything and DW v65 High Flow Fuel Pump to name a few....

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      02-05-2008 02:58 PM #31
      Just wondering, what's your mileage
      2000 GTI 1.8T - 20th Swap #3131 - NGP Original APR Stage 3 - NOW Unitronic 630cc Mafless, GT3071R, APR Exhaust Manifold, AEB head, IE Rods, IE Titanium Valvetrain, IE Adj. Camgear, Schrick Camshafts, SEM Intake Manifold w/ 70mm TB, Phenolic Spacer, FluidAmpr Crankshaft Pully, ACT 6 Puck Clutch w/ Lightweight Eurospec G60 Flywheel, IE Crankshaft Dowel Pin, ARP Everything and DW v65 High Flow Fuel Pump to name a few....

    7. 02-05-2008 03:01 PM #32
      That sucks. I guess I did get lucky it happened so close to my house.
      Shes got almost 43k miles.

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      02-05-2008 03:04 PM #33
      oh ok, that ain't bad at all, i'm pushin over 100k,
      2000 GTI 1.8T - 20th Swap #3131 - NGP Original APR Stage 3 - NOW Unitronic 630cc Mafless, GT3071R, APR Exhaust Manifold, AEB head, IE Rods, IE Titanium Valvetrain, IE Adj. Camgear, Schrick Camshafts, SEM Intake Manifold w/ 70mm TB, Phenolic Spacer, FluidAmpr Crankshaft Pully, ACT 6 Puck Clutch w/ Lightweight Eurospec G60 Flywheel, IE Crankshaft Dowel Pin, ARP Everything and DW v65 High Flow Fuel Pump to name a few....

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      02-05-2008 05:54 PM #34
      I had all of these. The original codes were for the throttle position sensors.
      I had to replace my fuel pump relay first. still nothing. Then Swapped out the MAF a little better but not fixed.
      I had to end up replacing a burnt ECU, MAF, fuel pump relay, and throttle body.
      Check the wiring going to the ECU because after they replaced everything, they realized there was a burnt wire at the ECU which when they reconnected, the car ran beautifully.
      Good luck guys

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      02-05-2008 07:41 PM #35
      Now my car is running like crap, EPC comes on, car doesn't rev...
      So how much did all that end up costing you, about a grand?
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      02-05-2008 08:50 PM #36
      About a grand in parts including reprogramming my ECU at the dealer.

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      02-05-2008 09:07 PM #37
      Damn, that's what I thought. But it fixed it all? No more problems like we are having? Ever?
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      02-05-2008 09:30 PM #38
      Well I have a CEL still for my air intake sensor which i replaced but I still have the light. It runs a whole lot better.
      Try the classifieds for some of the parts to save money.


      Modified by teknoracing at 6:31 PM 2-5-2008

    14. 02-06-2008 08:22 AM #39
      Man. That is not what I wanted to hear. Still a couple more weeks before tax return shows up. Thanks for the help though I'm going to go check the wires around the ECU.

    15. 02-06-2008 08:47 AM #40
      Oh yea. Anyone know if APR will reflash you for free if you've had to get a new ECU?

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      02-06-2008 09:05 AM #41
      have you tried posting up in your regional forum asking for someone with a VAG-COM?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zeroforum?id=87
      or maybe...
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2196930
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    17. 02-06-2008 11:23 AM #42
      Put gas in it and got it started again. Still no throttle response. Guess I'm going to try to hunt around for a vag.

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      02-06-2008 05:03 PM #43
      Car almost made me late for work this morning
      I took it to a performance shop, and they found 18 trouble codes with the vag-com. They were all cleared and the throttle body was re-adapted. Runs great now, just like normal. We'll see how long it lasts. I was told I had no vacuum leaks, and everything seemed to be in good working order. Maf reading was a little low according to them and they said it appeared to be running a little rich.
      Either way, it runs good for now. As long as it gets me through the next couple of busy weeks, I will be happy. Also, I get my K04-022 turbo this weekend. Hopefully that will be going in soon...
      2000 GTI 1.8T - 20th Swap #3131 - NGP Original APR Stage 3 - NOW Unitronic 630cc Mafless, GT3071R, APR Exhaust Manifold, AEB head, IE Rods, IE Titanium Valvetrain, IE Adj. Camgear, Schrick Camshafts, SEM Intake Manifold w/ 70mm TB, Phenolic Spacer, FluidAmpr Crankshaft Pully, ACT 6 Puck Clutch w/ Lightweight Eurospec G60 Flywheel, IE Crankshaft Dowel Pin, ARP Everything and DW v65 High Flow Fuel Pump to name a few....

    19. 02-06-2008 07:06 PM #44
      Sweet. Sounds good. My brother in law thinks its the TPS. I'm going to give in and go get one of those auto zone scanners and see what it has to say. I tried a throttle body alignment with my APR software but it didn't do anything.

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      02-06-2008 07:40 PM #45
      Hope you figure it out, but the TPS is gonna run you a lot of money. You ahve to replace the whole throttle body...
      2000 GTI 1.8T - 20th Swap #3131 - NGP Original APR Stage 3 - NOW Unitronic 630cc Mafless, GT3071R, APR Exhaust Manifold, AEB head, IE Rods, IE Titanium Valvetrain, IE Adj. Camgear, Schrick Camshafts, SEM Intake Manifold w/ 70mm TB, Phenolic Spacer, FluidAmpr Crankshaft Pully, ACT 6 Puck Clutch w/ Lightweight Eurospec G60 Flywheel, IE Crankshaft Dowel Pin, ARP Everything and DW v65 High Flow Fuel Pump to name a few....

    21. 02-06-2008 08:29 PM #46
      When this happened to me with my VR6, EPC light, ****ty idle, .... I just needed to do a Throttle body alignment and it was fine
      I think to do a TBA without your VAG, turn your car off and turn the key to the on position for like, a minute, then try it again...also try cleaning out the inside of your TB if its dirty... i sprayed mine with some canned air

    22. 02-06-2008 09:05 PM #47
      Here are the codes the autozone puller came up with:
      P2123 TPS/Pedal Position Sensor/ Switch D circuit high input
      P2128 " " " " " E Circuit " "
      P0638- Throttle Actuater Performance/Range (bank 1)
      P0121 TPS Pedal Position A- CKT Range/Perf
      P0223 TPS/Pedal Position sensor B Circuit High input
      P0036 H02S Bank 1 Sensor 2 Heater Circuit
      P0103 MAF or VAF circuit high input
      P0141 O2 sensor heater circuit malfunction (bank 1 sens 2)
      P0106 MAP/BARO CKT Range/Perf
      P2101 TAC Motor CKT Range/Perf
      P0130 O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1, Sensor 1)

      What do you guys think?

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      02-06-2008 09:16 PM #48
      Sounds like you need to clean and adjust the TB.
      From this thread:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3646268
      Quote, originally posted by tamorgen »
      It could be a dirty throttle body. You can take it off, clean it up (even the electronics, see http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2491784)
      To do a TBA, you'll need a VAG-COM. Directions on how to do so are on Ross-Tech's web site.

      Actually that would explain a lot, and the O2 problems could be because you are running lean.

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      02-06-2008 09:24 PM #49
      Yeah, have someone with a vag-com do a TB adaptation. It's the only way. Before doing that, it wouldn't hurt to take off the throttle body like I did in the past and give it a good cleaning. I used B-12 Chemtool, from any autostore, and it works great. Spray that inside, and wipe out whatevers left(dries fast).
      That's the cleaner that was suggested to me from one of the common performance shops on the forums, sorry I can't remember who.
      Not good at reading Trouble codes, but I would find out if your 02's need replacing and if they do, do it. Although it might not FIX the idle, it would be benificial to the efficiency of the car when idle problem is fixed.


      Modified by Boosted96GSX at 6:40 AM 2-7-2008
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    25. 02-07-2008 02:16 AM #50
      Ok thanks for the advice guys. If I have time tomorrow I'll take the TB off and clean it and the TPS. There is a Mitshubishi dealership in town that works on Volkswagens so I'll see if they can do a throttle body adaptation.
      Is this not the same thing that APR's throttle body alignment does?

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