My 04 jetta will not go above 3000 RPM, any ideas?

Asked by Mar 10, 2009 at 06:44 PM about the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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i would check the MAF sensor, if it has a fault it goes into limp mode and runs on fixed parameters, most of the time that won't allow the car to go over 3000 rpm

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make sure your not using the valet key too, the car doesnt go over 3k or 4k rpm's with the valet key

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I know this probally isn't much help but I am having the same issue. Maybe you can save some money here, I have replaced the camshaft positioning sensor, spark plugs and wires and the problem was not solved.... Thinking the knock sensors next than the speed sensor.

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I had a similar problem a few years ago with misfiring cylinders

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crank position sensor

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now i had posted about the cam sensor and after alot of wasted money it turns out that I had purchased a defective cam sensor...... when i scanned the computer the camshaft sensor code displayed...... changed the sensor and the car is as good as new.. this was on the 2.0 vw engine

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