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2001 VW Jetta 1.8T Accelerator not working!


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VWJetta1.8T
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Mar 2, 2013, 12:00 PM

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2001 VW Jetta 1.8T Accelerator not working! Sign In

2001
Volkswagen
Jetta Wolfsburg Edition
1.8T
109,000 miles

Problem: My accelerator pedal doesn't work at all, like it's completely disconnected. The car starts fine and holds idle great. I just replaced the ignition coils and spark plugs with dealer parts. I also have a brand new battery in the car.

Warning Lights: The car displays an EPC light (Electronic Power Control), a Check engine light, and the Traction Control Light is also on.

Should I be looking at the O2 sensor or the throttle body? I don't know much about cars and I need some advice from anyone who is kind enough to help.

Thanks in advance.


Discretesignals
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Mar 2, 2013, 1:07 PM

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Have the engine controller scanned. Write down the trouble code numbers.





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Hammer Time
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Mar 2, 2013, 1:33 PM

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Yep, sounds like you have problems with the "drive by wire" throttle. The codes should confirm that and give you a direction.



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