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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB81H5X
Hi vw techs I have a small problem with my sons freind jetta. Really two problems, first I am a dodge guy, and know nothing about vw's. Second problem is easier I hope, I have a code p0411 ( secondary air). Since I don't know anything about vw can you vw guys... Trouble codes: 0411 (secondary air)

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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBABJ5321S
I did several things that reduced the emissions.I smoke tested it with the now famous '20 dollar smoke machine' and found 2 vacuum leaks.One was at the PCV valve grommet and the other was the cam plug/valve cover gasket at the back of the head.After repairing ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Auxi. condensor fan VIN: WBADD6322W
Thank you to all that responded, especially Gerrod from Northern California. His information about the location of the wiring was invaluable. This car was in an accident and the body shop was to have done all of the repairs, unfortunately it did not fix this...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA48D3K
Thanks for all that replied to this help request. My tech took it on his own to remove and reseal the intake manifold and injector seals without success in fixing the problem. I then got an idle control valve and that was the fix. This is a great organization ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L ESP/BAS module VIN: WDBNG70J4Y
Well after writing the post I went to look at the batt. All cells were at 50-60% of full capacity. I wish aftermarket batterys were made of white plastic. This one threw me as It cranked slow one time after sitting with lights on for a few minutes. Just goes t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWVWH23B2Y
good morning; havent had the vehicle back in the shop have it scheduled next week, but most replies said the cat was bad. i ordered a oxs sensor , because several said the sensor could be the problem. ill try the sensor first, and then the cat, because of th... Trouble codes: 0411 (secondary air b1 and b2), 0423 (warm up ctalist b2 and b1), 0130 (bs-s1 reaistance to high).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge VIN: 3VWSE69M22
I want to thank the 12 IATN members that responded but unfortunatly the dealer we were doing the job for, has chosen to take the vehicle back to the auction. He had to much time tied up with his own people that do Chevrolets, and had a bad response from the VW... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss), P0301 (miss 1), P0302, P0303 (miss 3), P0304 (miss 4).
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