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Offline AngleBox

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Friends Car Needs Help
« on: February 04, 2008, 04:10:17 pm »
A co-worker needs help with her car. She own's a '99, A3, Auto and Midas has diagnosed the car as having something wrong with the throttle body based on the fault code that came up - 17916.

The car is not idling properly is the only known symptom at this time, but there was talk of checking the high tension leads & plugs, etc. Any help you can offer would be appreciated.

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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 05:05:16 pm »
have they checked the coils and plug these are the most common things to start playing up. and maf will make it idle rough. but i haven't heard or the throttle body. are these electronic or cable.
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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 11:11:56 pm »
mums mk4 tdi also had a throttle error code come up a few months back.plugged in the scan tool.ended  up it was a broken wire about 10cm from throttle body.

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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 07:53:28 am »
A co-worker needs help with her car. She own's a '99, A3, Auto and Midas has diagnosed the car as having something wrong with the throttle body based on the fault code that came up - 17916.

The car is not idling properly is the only known symptom at this time, but there was talk of checking the high tension leads & plugs, etc. Any help you can offer would be appreciated.

Why doesnt she just take it to a VAG dealership instead of Midas?

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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 08:47:29 am »
The Midas shop charged her $85 + GST for the privilege of scanning her car, so before I advised her heading off to the dealership, getting a better idea of the problem seemed in order.

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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 01:59:08 pm »
The Midas shop charged her $85 + GST for the privilege of scanning her car, so before I advised her heading off to the dealership, getting a better idea of the problem seemed in order.

Good idea

Or the delership will scan.. readout says this part is faulty, so just replace this part, say its fixed, & charge an absolute fortune, in parts & labour
& probably the car will go back with the same symptoms  >:D

Well in my experience of Dealerships, thats what happens.. even when you say exactly what is wrong, & a good idea of what needs replacing.. after 4 attempts they replace what you said it was, & hey bingo your car is all good again

Maybe I am just getting cynical  ::)
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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 08:55:35 pm »
Z-One in Palmerston North scanned my car for nothing when the ABS light came on...
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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 09:53:00 pm »
It will be what euro-jet says, the error codes don't usually lie ::) If its not getting its signal from the throttle body its not getting its signal from the throttle body.
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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 09:13:42 am »
It might just need a throttle body alignment? My Bora came up with a throttle body fault... and the alignment fixed it.
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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 06:41:35 pm »
How do you do that? Dont you just start them and leave them idling for about 15 mins?
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Re: Friends Car Needs Help
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008, 08:13:07 pm »
VAG-COM, read fault codes then delete codes,but save for future ref.
Do throttle body adaption with vag-com.

Run for week and re-check fault codes.
Throttle body errors can be caused by low battery voltage,among other non-fatal things
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