car will start but no throttle response what should I do

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Asked by Jul 06, 2013 at 04:37 AM about the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when you start the car the rpms race up but there is no throttle response

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Is a 2000 Jetta 'drive by wire"?

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No...has a cable

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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/smp-aps166? seid=srese1&gclid=COLvhKu_mrgCFQtgMgodZCsAjg

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no cable a standalone accelerator position sensor...not a tps~

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it started missing for a week before this problem

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Classic example of where man meets machine...there will be trouble~

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took me a second to bloodhound this one out...not a TPS but similar effect...the accelerator position sensor got a bad rap from an injury failure, but they are there...yours failed by not givin' the signal...could have failed the other way and "FULL ON" accelerated while a little old lady was crossing the street~

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I can check NAPA those are usually nearby and you won't have to pay shipping~...but you can too, "accelerator position sensor" 2000 Jetta GLS 1.8 turbo...they will fix you up, or order it and have it the same day.~

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still will never understand the wisdom of "drive by wire" which is what this is~ still trust the damned cable (a more-or-less solid connection) instead of an independent device~...oh well seemed to work okay, 'till now~

My derby car's throttle had no response, but that was due to the engine shifting and the lines having too much slack

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