To make a very very long story short.... I believe I'm close to the end of the very long road of getting my car into decent running order. At one point I had about 9 different codes and I have been slowly fixing each problem. So here is the jist of it all: I'm a girl with a VW because I thought it was cute and got good gas mileage vs. my SUV. My bf is a diesel mechanic that pretty much dreads working on my car! So that leaves me to do all the research and ordering of parts Yippee! I refuse to send it to a dealer or shop that will charge me stupid amounts of $ when I live with a darn mechanic. So here is what I can remember that we have replaced:
02 sensor after the cat
Welded the flex pipe
Replaced coolant flange and o ring
Engine speed sensor
Coil pack Wire Harness
So now I am left with a MAF code, Coolant system failure code, and I one more I believe regarding the engine speed.
The car runs like complete crap! Forgive me if my terminology is off but it bucks and sputters at an idle, and most times will stall out. If I hit the gas a lot of times it doesn't respond at all, or is very delayed. I got to the point where I unplugged the MAF and it does run better but the traction control light comes on and it shifts super hard to the point that I feel like my trans will fall out the bottom of my car! So I ordered a new MAF and put it in and no change! In fact I think its worse! Yesterday it got to the point where every time I pushed on the gas it stalled out. So I again unplugged the MAF and drove home with it shifting hard and hoping my trans doesn't fall out!
So clearly the problem has to do with my MAF sensor, but I have replaced it already. Can the plug to the sensor go bad? Anyone know what that is called so I can look into purchasing a new one. I also have a new coolant temp sensor I ordered to see if that fixes my coolant system code; if not I guess I will be ordering a thermostat. Could the coolant system code have anything to do with the way it is running? I'll put the new coolant temp sensor in today and update.
Anyways I'm at a total loss, my bf wants to scrap the car and never wants to look at it again, and I can't go out a buy a new car just yet! If what I said above is unclear I'm sorry, just ask and I will try to explain better. But please someone..... Help me!