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Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, GTI: 1993-1999, Cabrio 1995-2002 (A3) Owner of MK4 Jetta 2.0 in need of help


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Last Post: Jul 13, 2013 1:15 AM Last Post By: FKH161
mk4-jetta

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Owner of MK4 Jetta 2.0 in need of help
Posted: Jul 9, 2013 5:06 PM
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I have a 1999/2000 Mk4 2.0 Jetta. I have the Bentley a4 repair manual and followed the instructions to replace my valve cover gasket and in the process replaced a few coolant hoses. I am a bit unsure on how to attached the hoses back up to the engine and throttle body. I've searched threads on tech support here as well as on vortex yet either the engine was different or I couldn't see the back of the engine.

Before this I had 3 warning lights: I believe all separate:

1) ABS: Waiting on a friend who has a Ross tech for code

2) Airbag: Waiting on a friend who has a Ross tech for code

3) Check Engine - Autozone ran diagnostic code P1473

What I did:

I checked the rear EVAP system for leaks and checked EVAP canister and all were running properly. I then changed the purge valve and tested the new one with a battery. Air was able to be blown through it when an electric current was present. I used a 9v to perform test on new and old. Both were fine. I then started to check the hoses and noticed the upper connection hose or the plastic tube that runs under the upper exhaust manifold was cracked in half. I also noticed the plastic return that runs from the back of the engine to the brake booster was cracked. Finally, I noticed on inspection an oil leak in the V.C.G as well. Replaced everything needed and I just need some help with putting her back together. Duh... I'm pretty sure how it goes but not 100%.

Besides these minor problems which are my doing.. I'm sure. she's running strong at 170K with no major problems.

Thanks,

Dave
Please let me know if you need pics or any other info from me.
FKH161

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Re: Owner of MK4 Jetta 2.0 in need of help
Posted: Jul 13, 2013 1:12 AM   in response to: mk4-jetta in response to: mk4-jetta
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Pictures always help... post pics of the items you are not sure about.
FKH161

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Re: Owner of MK4 Jetta 2.0 in need of help
Posted: Jul 13, 2013 1:15 AM   in response to: FKH161 in response to: FKH161
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17881 P1473 EVAP Emission Contr.LDP Circ Open Circ.

The LDP is behind the Right Rear Wheel Well Trim... not sure if the Bentley Manual lists the location.

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