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    1. 03-10-2012 05:17 PM #1
      My roommates Jetta died last week while he was driving around and cranks but won't start. Took to shop and have ruled out fuel pump and replaced several parts of the vacuum system. They don't have a computer that scan the car properly. I am hoping to A, maybe get some suggestions I can try on his car and B, maybe find someone willing to lend me a Vag cable. Thank you

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      03-10-2012 08:01 PM #2
      Try the specific thread to the car as well. mk3 Jetta thread the guys could be a lot more helpful in ideas
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    3. 03-10-2012 08:19 PM #3
      try the crank position sensor.....

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      03-10-2012 11:01 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by VWnutAZ View Post
      try the crank position sensor.....


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      03-10-2012 11:55 PM #5
      try to diagnose if it is getting air fuel and spark

    6. 03-13-2012 03:52 AM #6
      We finally found a universal scanner that would work and it only popped one code P1582, which it said was Idle Adaptation at limit. NO clue what that means

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      03-13-2012 09:54 AM #7
      That wont prevent the car from running.. - You verified fuel supply? Do you have spark?

    8. 03-13-2012 11:30 AM #8
      Should've gave us a shout before your friend took it to that so-called shop. part changers aka hacks just waste the customer's time and money. To get back onto the subject, I would start where Jason suggested. check air, fuel, and spark as thats only what an engine needs to run. Then its a matter of finding what component is causing the issue. ABA's are pretty simple, as its really only like 4 sensors that are inputs to the ecu to control all that.

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      03-13-2012 09:29 PM #9
      Any chance he'd sell it in the current non-running condition? I'd be all in.
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      03-14-2012 10:50 PM #10
      Timing belt.
      Check it.
      it should throw codes but you never know.

    11. 03-22-2012 07:23 PM #11
      If he decided to sell it i will be sure to have him let you guys know.

    12. 04-10-2012 03:52 AM #12
      For anyone interested, he is wanting to sell. It is a 96 Jetta Trek Edition 2.0L 5-Speed Manual. Would have to double check on the mileage. Body has some minor damage, tune up done kinda recent he said, clutch is less than a year old. I can get pics for any interested. He is looking to get $800 for it

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