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post #11 of 34 Old 01-07-2016 Thread Starter
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Well I just got a call from VW. They replaced the throttle sensor and vacuum lines. They said that improved it, but has not fixed it. She stated that the technician had to call VW support and they are now helping him, because the computer is not giving another code. She said VW had them check the coils and plugs and something with the brake light. All of that checked out fine so now they are looking at the fuel pumps. I just want my Heidi back! I am driving a Chevy Cruz right now and it feels like I am in a toy car. I hate it!
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Well I just got a call from VW. They replaced the throttle sensor and vacuum lines. They said that improved it, but has not fixed it. She stated that the technician had to call VW support and they are now helping him, because the computer is not giving another code. She said VW had them check the coils and plugs and something with the brake light. All of that checked out fine so now they are looking at the fuel pumps. I just want my Heidi back! I am driving a Chevy Cruz right now and it feels like I am in a toy car. I hate it!
Still driving the Chevy?
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OMG yes I am still driving the Chevy! Here is a brief update so far -

* Had my Touareg towed to the dealership 2 weeks ago
* They said they found the problem and replaced the fuel throttle senor and vacuum hoses and cleaned the fuel system
*They called me last Tuesday and said it was fixed
*I went to the dealership after work, dropped off the crappy rental, gave them $1500 and picked up Heidi!
*I made it 1 block to the gas station. She ran smooth on empty just like before I gave it to them. I filled up the gas tank and she instantly died and started running crappy just like before. However, now she smells like gas so bad its hard to sit inside the car. I went straight back to the dealership.
* Now they have had her another week. They say that she is giving no codes and they can't find out what is wrong with her. I am hoping for some news soon.
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OMG yes I am still driving the Chevy! Here is a brief update so far -

* Had my Touareg towed to the dealership 2 weeks ago
* They said they found the problem and replaced the fuel throttle senor and vacuum hoses and cleaned the fuel system
*They called me last Tuesday and said it was fixed
*I went to the dealership after work, dropped off the crappy rental, gave them $1500 and picked up Heidi!
*I made it 1 block to the gas station. She ran smooth on empty just like before I gave it to them. I filled up the gas tank and she instantly died and started running crappy just like before. However, now she smells like gas so bad its hard to sit inside the car. I went straight back to the dealership.
* Now they have had her another week. They say that she is giving no codes and they can't find out what is wrong with her. I am hoping for some news soon.
Sorry to hear. Wonder if the fuel filter flange assembly is leaking. The access panels to the fuel pumps are underneath the rear bench seat about the size of a pie tin. They seal real well however if fuel is leaking from the filter flange assembly which is directly under the access and sits above the fuel pump inside the tank you will smell it. Same is true for the pressure regulator assembly above the fuel pump on the passenger side of tank. Other possibility they messed with the assemblies and did not properly reseat or rolled the seals which would leak with a full tank. Never had any codes when I had fuel pump issues. Can't always rely on scanners, even top of the line to help solve all problems.
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They can smell the gas inside the car and still don't have a clue (since there are no codes). (long list of censored words!) @#%^@%#^!!~

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Fixing+...Gas+Leak/11326
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They can smell the gas inside the car and still don't have a clue (since there are no codes). (long list of censored words!) @#%^@%#^!!~

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Fixing+...Gas+Leak/11326
Great guide in the link. Probably the problem with yours. I never have bothered to remove the seats or brackets as shown. Guess it gives you more room but not necessary to access the pumps.
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Great guide in the link. Probably the problem with yours. I never have bothered to remove the seats or brackets as shown. Guess it gives you more room but not necessary to access the pumps.
Yes, but I would be more comfortable removing leather seats then possibly getting gas on them by accident. Gas on the carpet (while not fun) would be cleanable. Gas on the seats... OMG!
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I suspect the "jam jar" o-ring that seals the tank has been deformed whilst re-installing and hasn't sealed the tank. Hence the gas has sloshed around and spilled out the top.

I recommend opening up the tank and check all the connections and replace the tank sealing rings.

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Yes, but I would be more comfortable removing leather seats then possibly getting gas on them by accident. Gas on the carpet (while not fun) would be cleanable. Gas on the seats... OMG!
Never had an issue of gas spraying around, and normally siphon out the fuel into an appropriate storage container if replacing pumps. When replacing the fuel filter assembly, or pressure regulator assembly hardly have any fuel spillage. Also have found it easier to cut the line going to the other side, tying the new line to it and just pulling the old line from the other side. Many ways to skin a cat.
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. Gas on the seats... OMG!
???

Thought that happened damned near every day in most blokes' cars - especially after a good curry . . .

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