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#21 of 70 Help my car dosen't start
Mar 01, 2008 (4:20 pm)
I was trying to sell my 96 cabrio and it was working fine until i had someone test drive it and when they came back turned it off and went to turn it back on it would not turn over. So we went out a purchased a new starter thinking that was it but know it still doesn't start.
#22 of 70 Re: Help my car dosen't start [mikkiw]
Mar 01, 2008 (8:39 pm)
i had the same problem with mine.. sounds like it could be your alternator.. but mine was just the battery that needed replacing.. .and now it works fine .. i haven't had any problems since..
#23 of 70 Re: Car Wash...Check Engine Light [nnyluh]
Mar 02, 2008 (4:16 am)
I just traded my 98 Wrangler straight across for a 98 cabrio. The car had 89,000 miles on it some surface rust, but overall very good shape. The dealer had the car listed for 4200.00. In the trade, I know I got the worse end of the deal but the gas in the wrangler was killing me.
#24 of 70 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) [wiltshire]
Jun 24, 2008 (10:57 am)
I hope I can shed some light for a few of you about the check engine light issue.
I have a 99 GLS and I kept getting a P1582 code when my check engine light came on. It was also hesitating when pulling up hills etc. It is a manual transmission, so I could control the "lugging-down" of the engine to minimize the hesitation, but I could not eliminate it. The P1582 issue has to do with Emissions. We tricked it many times to get it to go off, but eventually could no longer pass the DMV inspection. Over the course of a year or so, we did everything -- changed all hoses, spark plugs, spark plug wiring harness, updated the muffler etc. Here's what we eventually found:
In the air intake and throttle assembly, we sprayed throttle cleaner and used a brass bristle brush to clean the crud that had collected there. The crud didn't let the throttle reach a fully closed or fully open position...hence the emissions problem. I also have a perpetually quirky position # 3 spark plug. It sparks "dirty" and usually requires the plug and plug wire to be replaced. Between keeping an eye on that plug and keeping the throttle and air intake area clean, I've not had further trouble. Good Luck. My Cabrio now has over 127K miles on it.
Jun 30, 2008 (2:37 pm)
i have a 01 cabrio and the error code 1582 keeps appearring . idle adaptation at limit what does this mean
#26 of 70 Re: erro code [pstreck]
by claires HOST
Jun 30, 2008 (9:29 pm)
Hi, pstreck, and welcome! You might also want to ask your question in the "Ask the Community" box on the right side of this page. It's a great place to get a quick answer to a quick question.
#27 of 70 Re: erro code [pstreck]
Jul 07, 2008 (5:43 am)
Check my prior detailed message.
It involves the flap in your air intake.
It does not have its usual full range of motion.
#28 of 70 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) [hallkane]
Jul 08, 2008 (9:38 am)
Wow, sounds like I have a sibling to your 99 Cabrio. I just bought my 99 with 96K miles last month. I to am having the check engine lite go on, several times now after having it reset. I already have had an O2 sensor replace by the dealer before I bought the car but the codes I keep getting are
P1582 ** Idle Adaptation at Limit
P0171 ** Fuel Trim,Bank1 System too Lean
P0442 ** EVAP Emission Contr.Sys.(Small Leak) Leak Detected
& now P0506 (new) ** Idle Control System RPM Lower than Expected
Note I found this link which lists all the code details for the 99 Cabrio at:
My machanic said I need to have a new mass air flow sensor replace to take care of at least one of the codes. I need to do a smoke test to find the leak in the emission control system before he could give me an estimate for repair. But he not even addresed the idle issue yet as this code did not show he ran the engin check read out.
PS: He also said that the crankshaft forward seal is leaking & should be replaced some time soon. Is this a difficult area to access & are the parts rather expensive as the current estimate is about $550. I am going to seek a few other estimates before I comite to the repairs.
Also another good link I found....
Again feedback & suggestions welcome.
#29 of 70 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) [charocfl]
Jul 08, 2008 (11:16 am)
Hi Again CharO-- Recognize your name from the other thread.
You can't speak for the care of your car before you bought it, but I'm the single owner of mine. We have kept a log of all repairs, oil changes etc on our 127K miles. We have never had a seal leak or mass air flow issue etc. If you have the engine hesitation we had, with the check engine light, using the brass bristle brush with spray carbeurator cleaner on the flapper in your air throttle seems worth a try before all the other expenses. The little rod that holds the flapper, had crud on the rod..and wouldn't let the flapper swing open and closed to its max. We were flabbergasted by the simplicity of the repair for all our headaches. To be sure, we've had other repairs (a starter, water pump, shocks, wheel bearings) but nothing as troublesome as the P1582 issue! I have no complaints about the repair needs of my VW -- except for that one.
#30 of 70 VW Cabrio 2002 Mass Air Flow Sensor
Jul 26, 2008 (12:54 am)
Where can I find instructions on how to clean this part? My Check engine light is on and ran the diagnostics. This showed a problem with the MAF sensor. From everything that I've read it could just need a good cleaning. Does anyone know how much it would cost to have this part replaced?