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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan Manual

2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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Front-Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan GL, Compact
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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September 24, 2012, 5:14 pm

Scott I

Question: What's wrong with my jetta?!

Hi. My epc light came on a week ago an the idle was up and down constantly. Two days ago it stopped but still has trouble starting every time I want to drive. The epc light is still there and now different lights are going out on my car(headlights and tail lights.) I'm so confused what's wrong?!? It is a 2001 jetta gls 2.0 automatic. I have tested the battery and alternator. Both tested fine

September 30, 2012, 9:06 pm

Ron W
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You need to get the codes pulled fro the EPC computer. EPC stands for Electronic Power Control. The fault code will give an indication of what is going on.

With the other lights failing I would still suspect unstable voltage (did you have the alternator tested for an AC voltage leakage?) or possibly corrosion in the wiring system.

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