is the ecu failing

Asked by May 14, 2016 at 09:34 AM about the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

son hooked up jumper cables wrong  for a few seconds then got it started. Now oil light blinks, check engine light on, tachomerter  stop working transmission is in limp mode car starts and runs.

3 Answers

10

Lucky the Batt didn't blowup. It sounds like the computer is cooked in the car. Get to a dealer.sorry but not much you can do unless you can do the work yourself $$$$.. Never let a boy do a mans job. Exspensiv lesson to learn.

10,655

Check all power box FUSES replace any blown. Then have the vehicle scanned for codes write them down... and CLEAR ALL codes.. If the PCM vehicles computer was Ruined the vehicle would NOT start.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

Your right and Iam sorryi may have jumped the gun. I asked 2 auto guys and they agree with you about the fuses but added that if the main fuse didn't blow to protected the computer that may be Y it won't shift out of low.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 30,204 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $1,100.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 2,120
#2 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,000
#3 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,320
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
257 Great Deals out of 21,439 listings starting at $1,700
Used Volkswagen GTI
153 Great Deals out of 6,318 listings starting at $2,299
Used Honda Civic
1,173 Great Deals out of 67,654 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Golf
35 Great Deals out of 3,013 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord
1,264 Great Deals out of 78,832 listings starting at $969
Used BMW 3 Series
1,833 Great Deals out of 41,344 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Corolla
1,417 Great Deals out of 69,993 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota Camry
1,525 Great Deals out of 101,602 listings starting at $700
Used Audi A4
375 Great Deals out of 13,440 listings starting at $1,599
Used Nissan Altima
1,350 Great Deals out of 86,045 listings starting at $695
Used Volkswagen Beetle
256 Great Deals out of 8,783 listings starting at $1,957
Used Ford Focus
1,301 Great Deals out of 60,647 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
11,933 listings starting at $11,679
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,588 listings starting at $10,278
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
140 Great Deals out of 3,880 listings starting at $8,037
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
163 Great Deals out of 3,184 listings starting at $5,977
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
195 Great Deals out of 3,052 listings starting at $4,995