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#6311 of 6655 2005.5 VW Jetta steering Problems, PLEASE HELP!
Dec 14, 2009 (6:05 pm)
My power steering is out on my 2005.5 Jetta. I woke up this morning got in my car to drive and there was nothing no power steering. I also noticed the light is on to. Previous to this I haven't heard or had any indication to a problem. I looked for the fluid and there isn't any. I found out it is electric . I need help from someone who has had the problem or who is a mech. PLEASE HELP!
#6312 of 6655 Help with CEL Codes
Dec 17, 2009 (6:40 am)
New plugs, wires, ignition coil, and ECT.
Here are the specific codes
PO351, PO352,PO353,PO354 -I believe corresponds to each of the connections to igintion coil, slots A-D.
Presently slot A has plug 1, B -2, C-3, D-4
The last code is PO302 which is misfire cylinder 2
I also think after a long drive the converter is getting hot, sounds like it is cooling down from a really hi tempature. Making a loud click sound then what I ever recalled. Does not appear to be glowing red.
Also noticed the coolant the level was a little low again even after I topped it off a couple weeks ago. No leaks, water pump and thermostat are new, not over heating. Engine compression is fine.
Test the O2 sensors last night. Both were putting out .40-.45.
Tried unplugging the MAF sensor from some advice, did not notice any major difference
Out of ideas.
#6313 of 6655 Re: 2005.5 VW Jetta steering Problems, PLEASE HELP! [christoph32780]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 17, 2009 (11:59 am)
So you have the 2.5L engine with BGP or BGQ vin codes? If so, yes you have electromagnetic steering and you'll have to have the trouble codes read to figure out what's wrong. You can't diagnose it without a computer scan.
If you have the 2.0L motor then you have a different system that does use fluid.
#6314 of 6655 Re: Help with CEL Codes [dp2226]
Dec 18, 2009 (11:02 am)
Was also wondering if a bad pulley could be the cause. Looks worn but still seems to spin properly even on a cold start early moring
#6315 of 6655 VW Jetta DTC codes question
Dec 21, 2009 (9:05 am)
I have a 2001 Jetta with a CEL. The DTC codes it gave me are P0420, P0321, P0301, P0201. The first code refers to the Cat running "below threshold", but the last 3 appear to point towards a cylinder 1 misfire. Has anyone seen these codes on a 2001 Jetta? Is there a common issue or does anyone have recommendations on how I could troubleshoot this issue on my own? I'm a bit handy with vehicles, but I'm no mechanic (far from it). Thanks for any help you can provide.
#6316 of 6655 Re: Help with CEL Codes [dp2226]
Dec 22, 2009 (9:59 am)
The pully was fine, once I was able to get it out and look closely.
I have the car at Monroe right now who started to review the problem initally. They want to replace my new ignition coil I replaced myself with another new ignition coil and charge me $400. I am going to put the old one back in and see if I can clear the codes. Also may contact the manufacturer for a warranty claim to get replaced.
Any other ideas out there where the next step would be for codes PO351-PO354 saying there is a primary or secondary issue with the ignition coil.
#6317 of 6655 99 jetta ownt start cold
Dec 24, 2009 (8:32 am)
I have a 99 1.8l jetta. Will not start cold until I give it a shot of starter fluid in the air intake. Is there a cold start selinoid on the car. my manual does not describe one. Oh after starting and warmed up can be turned off and started up no problem.
#6318 of 6655 Re: 99 jetta ownt start cold [99wolfsburg]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 24, 2009 (9:07 am)
You might want to check the fuel pressure regulator. If it is defective, your fuel pressure will bleed down overnight, meaning that the fuel pump has to re-pressurize the entire fuel rail before the car will start. Once started, the car will usually start during the day, if not left for too long. A fuel pressure gauge with a "T" fitting on a cold engine should tell the story. On some fuel pressure regulators, you can pull off the vacuum line, and if there's fuel in it, it's dead.
#6319 of 6655 Re: 99 jetta ownt start cold [99wolfsburg]
Dec 24, 2009 (9:26 am)
When l used to start a gasoline car in real sub-zero temperatures (Yukon, Alberta, Alaska) , I used to either warm up the air intake (by blowing a hair dryer hot air into the air intake) or, with older american cars, I took the round air filter assembly inside the house, put it in the oven and then with cooking insulated gloves, I would put it back on the top of the engine.
I had a hair dryer that I would plug into a cigarette lighter for that reason.
In both cases the cars started like a charm.
I Europe, when I was in the Army, (heavy diesel trucks) we used to make a small fire under the car and that would warm up the engine from the bottom up. We copied the Russians that used to do it out there in tundra (Vladivostok area).
I don't recommend that here in the U.S. though.
But then again they have beaten Americans by launching the Sputnik so why not...
Some cars have an air intake heater (a small spiral in the air intake assembly) that warms the air up in cold starts (like older Range/Land Rovers). It glows red hot and car takes a warm air breath inside the manifold.
Not sure what Jetta gasser has in there...
#6320 of 6655 Re: 99 jetta ownt start cold [99wolfsburg]
Dec 24, 2009 (1:53 pm)
I beleive the 1.8L uses a "5th injector" to enrichen the mixture when engine is cold. If the ECT (Engine Coolant Temparture) sensor is malfunctioning, then the computer would not "know" that the engine was cold and needs extra fuel.
Make certain you do the following for a cold start.
1) NEVER EVER touch the throttle pedal
2) Turn key to 'run' and allow fuel-pump to run till it stops (DO NOT START ENGINE)
3) Now turn the key to "start" to crank the engine.
#2 above allows time for the fuel-pressure to build up to proper level before you crank the engine. If you listen carefully, you will hear the fuel pump run for several seconds when you first trun the key to 'run' position. It is located INSIDE the gastank at the rear of the vechcle.