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Check Engine Light Woes.

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98 jetta glx vr6 28k mi, giac chip
Ok heres the scenario... I was about to go out with my buddies so i hop in the vr6 and try to start her up. All i get i "clik, clik, clik". Im thinking my starter is F*cked up or my alarm is going bad. so i look in my trusty bently and start off by dissconnecting the terminals and cleaning them. ok GREAT that was the problem and she started right up. problem solved, right? ok so i get going on my way bolting down the street. i start off in 1st going up to about 3500 rpms then shif to second. i was gonna take it to about 4k but when i hit about 3k it feels like i hit the rev limiter the car bogged like crazy (if u ever hit the rev limiter u know what i mean) then the damn CEL comes on. so i say ok and back off the gas hoping it was a fluke and the CEL would go off and everything would be fine. I WAS WRONG. well the end result is... 1st gear tops off @ 3500rpm 2nd @ 2500rpm 3rd @ about 2k 4th and 5th < 2k and my top speed is now 40 mph.
so now i need some major help, thoughts, ideas, gut feelings... whatever you guys got lemme hear. did i fry the chip, ecu, blow out the OXS???


P.S. if someone has a vag-com in my area i would like to help a dubber out get back to me ASAP or else im forced to goto the STEALERship and dish out $60 to have them hook my car up to theier computer.

[Modified by vultron, 10:39 PM 2-11-2002]
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Re: Check Engine Light Woes. (tink856)

so are you saying i should just get my CEL resetted and everything will be fine?
Re: Check Engine Light Woes. (germanrox)

no its not blinking its just on. my car i not very drivable right now anyway with a top speed of 40mph. thank god work it only 1mi away. but i really need to get this fixed! anyone else had this problem?
Re: Check Engine Light Woes. (chuck_simpson)

things just got worse! i have a hard time starting my car now. when i start it up it will keep cranking then i have to floor the gas pedal. then finally after i get it started the car will idle @ 600rpm and all the same symtoms as before.
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Re: Check Engine Light Woes. (TREK'in)

you got mail
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Re: Check Engine Light Woes. (vultron)

no one else has had a similar problem or can help me?
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