The other day I noticed that once in awhile the car would kick a bit when engine load changed - it almost felt like a bad engine mount, but would only do it on occasion. Later on that day I came to a stop sign and the car went into limp mode. It had a hard time idling, it was hunting. It responded to the throttle just fine though. I pulled the codes and saw what was listed.

I checked the connector on the TB to make sure it wasn't taunt, unplugged and plugged it back in.
I checked measuring block 62 and all looked good. The pedal angles looked like what they're supposed to all through the pedal travel
I unplugged the MAF to see if that would make any difference and it didn't
I did a TB adaptation and that made no difference
I figured unplugged the MAF might have thrown a new code, so let me clear everything and see what's still in here. As soon as I did that the car runs normal. Did a 15 minute drive around town and it's still good.

I know something is going to die on me at the worst possible time so I'd like to find the root cause of this. Any guesses?

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Mode 03: Emission related fault codes

Address 7E8: 2 Faults Found:
P0121 - Throttle Position Sensor (G69): Implausible Signal
P0221 - Angle Sensor 2 for Throttle (G188): Implausible Signal


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Chassis Type: 1K (1K0)
Scan: 01 03 08 09 0F 15 16 17 19 1C 25 42 44 46 52 55 56 65

VIN: WVWEV71K89W109834   Mileage: 260230km-161699miles

01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: Malfunction 0010
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: OK 0000
0F-Digital Radio -- Status: Malfunction 0010
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: Malfunction 0010
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
1C-Position Sensing -- Status: OK 0000
25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
55-Headlight Range -- Status: OK 0000
56-Radio -- Status: OK 0000
65-Tire Pressure -- Status: Malfunction 0010
 
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Address 01: Engine (CCT)       Labels:. 06J-906-026-CCT.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 907 115 AE    HW: 1K0 907 115 AA
   Component: 2.0l R4/4V TFSI     0030  
   Revision: AAH03---    Serial number: VWX7Z0H83N488U
   Coding: 0403010A18070160
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 69D34A474001AB072E-803C

5 Faults Found:
012408 - Throttle Control 
               P3078 - 000 - Airflow at Idle too Low
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 01100000
                    Fault Priority: 0
                    Fault Frequency: 2
                    Reset counter: 255
                    Mileage: 258332 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2000.00.00
                    Time: 19:02:06

             Freeze Frame:
                    RPM: 2340 /min
                    Load: 12.2 %
                    Speed: 80.0 km/h
                    Temperature: 97.0C
                    Temperature: 32.0C
                    Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
                    Voltage: 13.716 V

000257 - Mass Air Flow Sensor (G70) 
               P0101 - 000 - Implausible Signal
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 01100000
                    Fault Priority: 0
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 255
                    Mileage: 260228 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2000.00.00
                    Time: 22:14:40

             Freeze Frame:
                    RPM: 2050 /min
                    Load: 16.1 %
                    Speed: 55.0 km/h
                    Temperature: 96.0C
                    Temperature: 39.0C
                    Absolute Pres.: 980.0 mbar
                    Voltage: 13.589 V

000289 - Throttle Position Sensor (G69) 
               P0121 - 000 - Implausible Signal - MIL ON
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 11100000
                    Fault Priority: 0
                    Fault Frequency: 2
                    Reset counter: 255
                    Mileage: 260228 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2000.00.00
                    Time: 22:15:11

             Freeze Frame:
                    RPM: 1642 /min
                    Load: 17.2 %
                    Speed: 44.0 km/h
                    Temperature: 97.0C
                    Temperature: 45.0C
                    Absolute Pres.: 980.0 mbar
                    Voltage: 13.335 V

000545 - Angle Sensor 2 for Throttle (G188) 
               P0221 - 000 - Implausible Signal - MIL ON
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 11100000
                    Fault Priority: 0
                    Fault Frequency: 2
                    Reset counter: 255
                    Mileage: 260228 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2000.00.00
                    Time: 22:15:11

             Freeze Frame:
                    RPM: 1642 /min
                    Load: 17.2 %
                    Speed: 44.0 km/h
                    Temperature: 97.0C
                    Temperature: 45.0C
                    Absolute Pres.: 980.0 mbar
                    Voltage: 13.335 V

005445 - Throttle Valve Controller 
               P1545 - 000 - Malfunction - MIL ON
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 11100000
                    Fault Priority: 0
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 255
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2047.15.31
                    Time: 31:63:63

             Freeze Frame:
                    RPM: 0 /min
                    Load: 0.0 %
                    Speed: 0.0 km/h
                    Temperature: 30.0C
                    Temperature: 30.0C
                    Absolute Pres.: 980.0 mbar
                    Voltage: 11.811 V

Readiness: 0000 0000

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Address 03: ABS Brakes (-----)       Labels:. 1K0-907-379-60EC1F.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 907 379 AN    HW: 1K0 907 379 AN
   Component: ESP MK60EC1   H45 0107  
   Revision: 00H45001    
   Coding: 113B600D49220003881306E7921D00413000
   Shop #: WSC 51040 001 1048576
   VCID: 7EF9091BE98F3CBFEB-802A

1 Fault Found:
01314 - Engine Control Module 
            013 - Check DTC Memory
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 01101101
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 176
                    Mileage: 260228 km
                    Time Indication: 0

             Freeze Frame:
                    Count: 0
                    Count: 32768
                    Count: 4608
                    Count: 8193
                    Count: 49975
                    Count: 0
                    Count: 0
                    Count: 0


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Address 08: Auto HVAC        Labels: 1K0-820-047.lbl
   Part No SW: 1K0 820 047 JM    HW: 1K0 820 047 JM
   Component: Climatic PQ35   142 1212  
   Revision: 00142032    Serial number: 00000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
   VCID: 78F51F030BAB028FA1-802C

No fault code found.

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Address 09: Cent. Elect.        Labels:. 3C0-937-049-30-H.lbl
   Part No SW: 3C8 937 049 E    HW: 3C8 937 049 E
   Component: Bordnetz-SG     H54 2602  
   Revision: 00H54000    Serial number: 00000008791290
   Coding: 178D8F214004150047140000001400000028770B5C000100000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 00000 785 00200
   VCID: 336FE82F524D21D754-8066

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1K1 955 119 E  Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
   Component: Wischer 280808 021  0501  
   Coding: 00038805
   Shop #: WSC 00000  

No fault code found.

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Address 0F: Digital Radio        Labels: 8E0-035-593-SIR.lbl
   Part No SW: 8E0 035 593 M    HW: 8E0 035 593 M
   Component: SDAR SIRIUS     H07 0150  
   Revision: 00000000    Serial number: AUZ4Z7H0402709
   Coding: 0000100
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 336FE82F524D21D754-8066

2 Faults Found:
00003 - Control Module 
            014 - Defective - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00101110
                    Fault Priority: 5
                    Fault Frequency: 18
                    Reset counter: 91
                    Mileage: 225105 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2000.00.00
                    Time: 18:13:32

02635 - Tuner Not Enabled/Activated 
            000 - -
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 01100000
                    Fault Priority: 7
                    Fault Frequency: 8
                    Reset counter: 83
                    Mileage: 254509 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2000.00.00
                    Time: 11:49:15


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Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 1K0-909-605.lbl
   Part No SW: 1K0 909 605 AB    HW: 1K0 909 605 AB
   Component: 6K AIRBAG VW8R  034 8000  
   Revision: 05034000    Serial number: 003B6D0BWM5H  
   Coding: 0013899
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 6CDD33534FF3BE2F55-8038

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1K0 959 339 G
   Component: BF-Gewichtsens. 007 0007

   Subsystem 2 - Serial number: 6332MSME3F044458E

   Subsystem 3 - Serial number: 6342MSME3F326574H

   Subsystem 4 - Serial number: 6352QSME45080E1EN

   Subsystem 5 - Serial number: 6362QSME0704193CE

   Subsystem 6 - Serial number: 63727SME186C182B9

   Subsystem 7 - Serial number: 63827SME185929735

No fault code found.

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Address 16: Steering wheel        Labels: 1K0-953-549-MY8.lbl
   Part No SW: 1K0 953 549 BP    HW: 1K0 953 549 BP
   Component: J0527           051 0101  
   Coding: 0002022
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 010372E75871434796-8054

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: XXXXXXXXXXX 
   Component: E0221           002 0010

5 Faults Found:
00576 - Terminal 15 
            012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit - Intermittent
00883 - Ignition Switch (D) Terminal S 
            012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit - Intermittent
00885 - Ignition Switch (D) Terminal 50 
            012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit - Intermittent
00884 - Ignition Switch (D) Terminal X 
            012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit - Intermittent
01744 - Ignition Switch Terminal P (D) 
            012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit - Intermittent

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Address 17: Instruments        Labels: 1K0-920-xxx-17.lbl
   Part No SW: 1K6 920 974 H    HW: 1K6 920 974 H
   Component: KOMBIINSTRUMENT VDD 2416  
   Revision: V0003000    Serial number: VWX7Z0H83N488U
   Coding: 0007203
   Shop #: WSC 00000 785 00200
   VCID: 3973DA077021DB879E-806C

No fault code found.

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Address 19: CAN Gateway        Labels:. 1K0-907-530-V3.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 907 530 Q    HW: 1K0 907 951 
   Component: J533  Gateway   H07 5063  
   Revision:   H07 01    Serial number: 260808F2000791
   Coding: E9811F070013020000
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 356BD6375C393FE77A-8060

No fault code found.

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Address 1C: Position Sensing        Labels: 1Kx-919-xxx-1C.lbl
   Part No SW: 1K6 919 879     HW: 1K6 919 879 
   Component: Kompass         001 0003  
   Revision: 00001000    Serial number: 1225223T42D203
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
   VCID: 7DFB0E17248927A7F2-8028

No fault code found.

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Address 25: Immobilizer        Labels: 1K0-920-xxx-25.clb
   Part No SW: 1K6 920 974 H    HW: 1K6 920 974 H
   Component: IMMO            VDD 2416  
   Revision: V0003000    Serial number: VWX7Z0H83N488U
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
   VCID: 3973DA077021DB879E-806C

No fault code found.

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Address 42: Door Elect, Driver        Labels:. 1K0-959-701-MIN3.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 959 701 M    HW: 1K0 959 701 M
   Component: Tuer-SG         006 1207  
   Coding: 0001077
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 3875DF034B2BC28F61-806C

No fault code found.

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Address 44: Steering Assist        Labels: 1Kx-909-144-G2V3.clb
   Part No: 1K1 909 144 M
   Component: EPS_ZFLS Kl.074 H08 1901  
   Shop #: WSC 51040 001 1048576
   VCID: 356BD6375C393FE77A-8060

No fault code found.

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Address 46: Central Conv.        Labels:. 1K0-959-433-MAX.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 959 433 CT    HW: 1K0 959 433 CT
   Component:    KSG PQ35 RDK 052 0221  
   Revision: 00052000    Serial number: 00000000000000
   Coding: 139006885103281B0904058FB0080A04889C00
   Shop #: WSC 00000 785 00200
   VCID: 040D7BF34763566FBD-8050

   Subsystem 1 - Component:   Sounder n.mounted     

   Subsystem 2 - Component:       NGS n.mounted     

   Subsystem 3 - Component:      IRUE n.mounted     

No fault code found.

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Address 52: Door Elect, Pass.        Labels:. 1K0-959-702-MIN3.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 959 702 M    HW: 1K0 959 702 M
   Component: Tuer-SG         006 1207  
   Coding: 0001076
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 3973DA077021DB879E-806C

No fault code found.

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Address 55: Headlight Range        Labels: 1T0-907-357.lbl
   Part No: 1T0 907 357 
   Component: Dynamische LWR      0003  
   Coding: 0000003
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 74ED2B3317C366EF8D-8020

No fault code found.

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Address 56: Radio        Labels: 1K0-035-1xx-56.lbl
   Part No SW: 1K0 035 180 L    HW: 1K0 035 180 L
   Component: Radio PM6       019 0037  
   Revision: 00019000    Serial number: VWZ5Z7H2255538
   Coding: 0040401
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 29530A4780816B07EE-807C

No fault code found.

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Address 65: Tire Pressure        Labels: 3C0-959-433-65.lbl
   Part No SW: 1K0 959 433 CT    HW: 1K0 959 433 CT
   Component:    RDK              0450  
   Revision: 00052000    Serial number: 00000000000000
   Coding: 0100101
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 040D7BF34763566FBD-8050

1 Fault Found:
01521 - Sensor for Tire Pressure 
            004 - No Signal/Communication
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 01110100
                    Fault Priority: 4
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 9
                    Mileage: 237457 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2000.00.00
                    Time: 07:02:42


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