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Check engine light was on. Took it to a VW mechanic. Needed Mass airflow sensor and an oxygen sensor. Light STILL on. Then he tells us we need an throttle body replaced. I don't know anything about car repair and I would like to know if this is something that shows up on a computer or is he just guessing about the throttle body.
 

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Re: Whats up with this Jetta??????? (nino)

Hi, Nino. Its a 1999 Jetta GLS 2.0. Should a 5 year old car with less than 50,000 need a throttle body already? Thanks
 

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Re: Whats up with this Jetta??????? (saar1234)

no, it shouldn't, but it could need to be cleaned. 50k is pretty premature for the throttle body to go. Take your car to another mechanic, preferably a VW/Audi specialist other than the dealer, and see what he tells you. I'm doubting that the throttle body needs to be replaced at just 50,000 miles. Getting a 2nd opinion from a TRUSTWORTHY mechanic that knows VW'S is a good idea http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Whats up with this Jetta??????? (saar1234)

I'm pretty sure that if the car is running fine and the check engine light is on, neither the MAF or the O2 sensor need replacing. And I'm even more sure that the TB doesn't need replacing.
Your mechanic is grasping at staws and making you pay for his guesses.
First things first, take it to a dealership and have them read all the trouble codes, and ask them to print them out for you. They'll charge you a diagnostic fee of $60 or so.
 

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Re: Whats up with this Jetta??????? (punkassjim)

find somebody with vag-com near you
 
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