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#5366 of 6655 2003 Jetta Speed Sensor Fault
Oct 07, 2007 (8:05 am)
My 2003 Jetta is in the shop for the 2nd time with the same problem: malfunction indicator light came on and fault was dx'd as P0501 for vehicle speed sensor. Per VW tech support, the transmission was taken apart and 3 internal speed sensors were replaced. After having my car back for 1 day the engine light came back on for the exact same fault. They had my car 10 days the first time around, diagnosing the problem and trying to fix it. They told me that VW sent the wrong size part and they had to re-order. It is covered under the power train warranty as it only has just over 40K miles. Has anyone had a similar experience and does anyone have any suggestions? The VW service dept. seems to be clueless, relying on VW tech support for guidance. Thank you.
#5367 of 6655 Re: I heard this in passing [ruking1]
Oct 07, 2007 (10:35 am)
Wow!! great info!! It seems as though there are many little details that I was not aware of about VW in general. I didn't know about the galvanized steel vs. what US and Jap auto makers use. About the change in oil change requirements, is that for all vw's?? including the new tdi's? that would be sooo cool!!
Again, thank you for all the great info!
#5368 of 6655 Re: I heard this in passing [lynnvanv]
Oct 07, 2007 (10:49 am)
Yes, the new TDI's (PD or pump duse, especially) have some VERY specific requirements. If you have a PD TDI pay particular attention to the EXACT specifications, as even VW dealers have a (potentially destructive) habit of using the WRONG specification oil.
But indeed if your specific owners' manual and more importantly specific engine specifications calls for the 507.00, that is the code or standard for up to 30,000 mile OCI's (long life, etc, etc.) The PD's as a rule are 10,000 miles OCI's.
#5369 of 6655 VW Jetta 2000 Warning Light Still ON!!
Oct 09, 2007 (11:30 am)
I've a VW Jetta 2000, about 2 weeks ago i found the warning light on the dashboard for the front brake pads switched on, i had my pads and the rotors changed but the light is still on, another thing is that in the same time sometimes the heat warning light also flashes while i'm sure that the temprature is ok!!, i believe that i have to replace a sensor or something, but is both problems are from the same cause or do i need 2 sensors? i really need help.
#5370 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta 2000 Warning Light Still ON!! [omarh]
Oct 09, 2007 (3:28 pm)
If you origianlly had front pads WITH sensor and they were replaced using pads WITHOUT sensor.... the "pigtail" from the old pad must be left plugged into the socket and the wires connected together. This will essentually "disable" the sensor circuit.(make the light on the dash go out)
As for your temparture thing... the "engine temparature sensor" on the 2000 model year is KNOWN to fail. The "improved" replacemeht is a green-colored one. On the 2.0 engine, it is VERY easy to replace without even losing any anrifreeze.
Cost of replacement (green) sensor including O-ring.... about $14. ( http://www.tdiparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29_109&products_id=351 )
I replaced "engine temparature sensor" on my daughters 2.0 engine at night with her holding a flashlight. (The only 'tricky' part is disconecting the connector.)
#5371 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta 2000 Warning Light Still ON!! [bpeebles]
Oct 12, 2007 (3:56 pm)
is this only for TDIs or does it apply to any VW model? i have a 1999 2.0 Gas, and my sensor is blue, should i replace it or is that the correct color for my engine?
#5372 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta 2000 Warning Light Still ON!! [joker55]
Oct 12, 2007 (5:21 pm)
The green temparture sensor replaces ALL the engines which used the defective one. This includes TDI, 2.0L, 1.8T engines. (I am not certain - but I think the rectangular-connector sensor started use in the 2000 model year)
I am not sure if your 1999 has the same engine which uses the green sensor. The shape on the electrical connector is different so there is no way to mix up the sensors. (If you read the link I provided above, it describes the shape of the connector. round -vs- rectangular)
#5373 of 6655 Re: 2004 Jetta EPC light-HELP?!?!?!? [fateluv]
Oct 14, 2007 (12:01 am)
I too have this problem with my 2003 jetta and I've taken it to the dealer and 3 other shops and the problem is still there. At times I cannot shift out of park into drive, until 15 - 30 minutes of waiting. It's intermittent, but also drives me crazy, completely unreliable. Any ideas on how to repair this problem? Weather doesn't seem to be a factor and now I'm looking to just sell the car. Any advice would be appreciated.
#5374 of 6655 Dashboard light meaning?
Oct 14, 2007 (10:23 am)
I have a 2001 VW Jetta and just recently the EPC light in the dashboard came on. I have no idea what this means since I do not have an owner's manual. Now my car has died, whatever is going on drained the battery. Can someone tell me what this "EPC" light means?
#5375 of 6655 Re: Dashboard light meaning? [lilynjasmine]
Oct 14, 2007 (1:07 pm)
EPC = electronic power control, I believe this serves the same pupose as the "check engine" light on other cars. You will need to have it scanned to find out what specific problem it is detecting. Battery problem may just be coincidence, I think EPC only has to do with functioning of the engine and emission controls.