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My car died the other day, was fitting the boost gauge and some aero wipers. Had to get the car towed to the nearest VW garage becasue the AA man couldnt work out what was wrong becasue his computer couldnt read a car model before 2001. Now VW have called and are charging me ?300 odd for a replacement engine sensor. Wondering if anyone knows what this is and how did i manage to break the thing....... By the way my car is a 98 Gti T

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Sorry, how did your car die? Whislt driving it? or it wouldnt start after you installed your boost gauge ect??

Also does it not start at all, does it turn over? Does it start but run roughy blahhh blahhh [:)]
 

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Sorry, how did your car die? Whislt driving it? or it wouldnt start after you installed your boost gauge ect??

Also does it not start at all, does it turn over? Does it start but run roughy blahhh blahhh [:)]
Just before i taped the boost tube on, i tried to start the car just to see if it works before a cut the tube where the boost tube goes in. The car turned over but wouldnt start. Must have tugged on something when i was taking out the window wiper motor (have to take out the motor to feed the boost tube through. AA guy said my engine was perfectly fine and it must be an eclectronic problem.....
 

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Are there any warning lights displayed on the dash? i no this sounds stupid but have you got any fuel in the car?

Just have a look tonight around your bonnet for any loose wires ect, other than that i have no other knowledge, sorry mate

Bet it will be something simple thou
 

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Are there any warning lights displayed on the dash? i no this sounds stupid but have you got any fuel in the car?

Just have a look tonight around your bonnet for any loose wires ect, other than that i have no other knowledge, sorry mate

Bet it will be something simple thou
Got half a tank in there, no warning lights on the dash, checked my car over for about an hour or so. Either way VW have got it now and charging me a bucket load for something ive never heard of.....
 

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dude when its fixed ask exactly what they have done, and what was wrong with it. Check your bill as well

Make sure you have half a tank in it when u get it back [;)] lol
 

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dude when its fixed ask exactly what they have done, and what was wrong with it. Check your bill as well

Make sure you have half a tank in it when u get it back [;)] lol
Don't worry about that, i'll be asking what they replaced and ask for the parts they took out. Also i'll ask for fault codes and how the "engine sensor" could have broke. Only then will i pay. Then i'm taking a car to a VW specialist (uncles friend, didnt have a chance to take it down there before) and see what he thinks and if it doesnt add up i'm going back to the VW garage.
 

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Loc, VW likes taking the wee wee. I had a similar situation (not the same prob though) where something was up with the engine and they tried to charge like ?197 just for looking at it and then another ?97 to put back the engine cover on! Don't let them get away with it and ask them how they come to that charge, i.e. ask how much the labour and how much the part was. I hate to break it to you but VW can charge about ?45-55 an hour just on labour. You can haggle with them though, as I did above (I argued and they didnt charge me the extra ?97 in the end)
 

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Yer trying to get parts fixed uinder warrenty is even more of a joke

thats y i said check ur fuel LOL

97 to put the engine cover back on [:mad:][:mad:][:mad:]
 

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My wife's Ibiza had a faulty engine speed sensor that meant it would shut off all power to the engine at any random time it felt like it.

It would think the car was stationary, notice that the engine was
moving, scratch its head and decide to turned it off. This would
result in total loss of (mechanical) power for a few seconds but then
it would splutter back to life. It felt like a crap gear change.

That didn't make it not start. Perhaps a totally broken engine speed sensor would?

However I tend to agree with the rest of the folks - I think you've lost some urine on this one.
 

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If you were tugging around the wiper mechanisim, you might have dislodged the plugs on to the ECU, worth checking its all tight mate. Its in the middle in the same compartment as the wiper gear.
 

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If you were tugging around the wiper
mechanisim, you might have dislodged the plugs on to the ECU, worth
checking its all tight mate. Its in the middle in the same compartment
as the wiper gear.
Yup, thats what I was thinking ... because I read on a post somewhere
that the ECU is very near to the wipers (underneath if Im not wrong).
Well worth a check ... 'action raction' : something must have come off
if you were fiddling around with it earlier.
 
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