Check Engine Light Double Whammy
July 15, 2006 – 8:00 am by Dan Volkens
Filed under Car Care, Volkswagen GTI, Volkswagen Jetta
Wow, two MILs in one week. I drive a 2003 GTI, and my wife drives a 2005 Jetta. Both threw check engine lights this week.
Thanks to our good ol’ in-house techy, Tekmassa, we were able to scan the codes. Turns out my GTI has the known-to-be-defective black topped coolant temp sensor. So I’ll need to have that replaced with the green topped one.
My wife’s Jetta, a 2005 2.0l, has a funky coilpack. Seems the circuit opened on cylinder one’s coil pack, in turn causing a misfire in cylinder one, which threw another code and made the engine pretty cranky.
Thank goodness however that both repairs are covered under warranty. I just have to work out getting the service appointments scheduled and taken care of in a timely manner.
I plan to take both to Northgate VW, and will update everyone after the repairs on how their service was and all good things like that.