2003 VW Passat 1.8L Turbo

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It doesn't run. It starts and immediately dies.

You don't drive it much. :)
I purchased it 3 years ago when it had 45k miles on it from original owner. Had a popped timing belt due to age. I had to pull the head and put new guides and valves in it clean up the bottom end and change timing belt and so on. This car is 1.8T but automatic. I would prefer a 5 speed manual as I've had a few of those cars. But I could not pass this deal up and the condition of the car is mint. Fresco Green Metallic paint with beige interior is a nice combo, not my style personally. But It's a great back up vehicle that gets driven once a week maybe. I have too many cars to drive lol. I still have a 89 corrado g60 that now has a 1.8T in it but thats more of a fun weekend car than anything else.

Is there a back story to this car? Fault are reoccuring?
 
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Please don't. The odds of a failed accelerator pedal is 0.0000001% chance, and that is down hill with a tail wind. 01-08-062, the 3rd and 4th fields show the accelerator pedal and when we looked at that data, it was good.

The only times I've ever seen failed accelerator pedals... flood or physical damage... so unless you crashed into a river, I'm about 99.9999998% positive you'll have a good pedal already in the car.

If there isn't an issue with the throttle body itself, and wiring is good..... this could just be a bad ECM.
no, never crashed into a river. lol. okay popular belief is that it's not the pedal. I'm not sure the mechanic did the test you suggested.
I got respect for you guys, I guess we're basing our opinions of stuff we've dealt with and seen. All good, it varies, I would take that bet if OP was getting a brand new factory pedal. But without knowing what the source will be I won't go that far. At the end of the day B5.5 passat's to me from what I've seen and i've owned 20 of those cars never have I had a issue with wiring to the throttle body, it was always TB or throttle pedal. Now on B7 audi a4's sure wiring for TB is possible but again, in most of my cases it was TB or pedal.

Then again do you really wanna loose $100? :D
Since I'm the one here that DOESN'T know my shit, I was going to go with a brand new factor pedal (if i could find one). I was trying to buy a new factory throttle body from the dealership (back ordered from Germany), however they wanted to hold my car for up to a year and I just feel like they were full of sh!t. Bad experience. :banghead:
 
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I purchased it 3 years ago when it had 45k miles on it from original owner. Had a popped timing belt due to age. I had to pull the head and put new guides and valves in it clean up the bottom end and change timing belt and so on. This car is 1.8T but automatic. I would prefer a 5 speed manual as I've had a few of those cars. But I could not pass this deal up and the condition of the car is mint. Fresco Green Metallic paint with beige interior is a nice combo, not my style personally. But It's a great back up vehicle that gets driven once a week maybe. I have too many cars to drive lol. I still have a 89 corrado g60 that now has a 1.8T in it but thats more of a fun weekend car than anything else.

Is there a back story to this car? Fault are reoccuring?
That was definitely not a deal to pass on! Nice! You can always paint it.
I bought mine in 2010 with 60K miles from a dealership. It was my only vehicle until 2017. I am the second owner. I drove it with check engine light on in Colo with a P0441 (I think-secondary exhaust issue) code and passed emissions with no problem. I was in Kansas briefly and had timing belt, a host of unnecessary flushes, spark plugs, etc. done. However when i came to Cali, smog testing doesn't play that check engine bypassing. lol! They are brutal!
I garaged it but snuck out from time to time with expired plates. I finally took it to a shop to have it fixed. He changed an air filter for $1,200 and told me to drive it 40 miles to reset the system. The check engine light came back on and he refunded my $1,200 and told me to find a VW repair shop. (first time for everything!) It sat for another year in my garage and I went to drive it and it was not accelerating so i checked online for recalls. Found one I missed (engine cooling) and another current one (air bags). I drove it 25 miles at 10 mph to the dealership. (I shared that experience in the thread) it hasn't worked since.
 
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I would agree. Do you have part number from throttle body?
 
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It doesn't run. It starts and immediately dies.
Strange. I wouldn't normally expect a DBW TB or pedal problem to cause the engine to die. Refuse to apply any throttle or make any power, sure, but not to die immediately.

I have seen O2 wires kill ECU control of Throttle body but not damage throttle body.
Yup. But that usually manifests as the ECU getting bad readings from the pedal, doesn't it?

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Then again do you really wanna loose $100? :D

$100 ain't shit now a days. But no I was just busting balls. :D

But I sure hope the OP answers pedal question.

Year's ago on this forum this was a big topic. I also believe Jack was the main character in that fight... Sure miss that man! RIP :cry:

Good Luck
 
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Hello Ruthymimi. Is there any progress on your repair? Right at the workshop I have the same glitch problem. The engine code is AGU. So one of the first 1.8T. The engine runs smoothly for max 2-5 sec. after the start. Then he gets greedy. Unlike you, my engine is completely DTC-free. I noticed that when the sled hose is disconnected, idling is ok. Of course, not always. Kind regards
 
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