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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Question: ECT sensor

 

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Visitor, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Kemp, TX, May 13, 2010, 19:35

My check engine light came on and had it checked and was told a code of P2181, which is the ECT Sensor where is located or could you tell where i could find a online manual for free

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 13, 2010, 21:53
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    The coolant temp switches give a lot of problems on theses VW they are easy to replace. Don't know any free workshop manual source but there is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subrcription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online
    and get an online repair manual subscription.

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    Visitor, November 04, 2010, 11:16

    when i replace my ECT sensor do i need to reset the
    car computer or the check engine light off it sefe?
    my Email is cantu889@yahoo.com

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    Visitor, January 13, 2011, 20:19

    PLEASE SEND ME INFROMATION WERE IS IT LOCATED & WHAT DOES ECT STAND FOR WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR A 2004 VW NEW BEETLE 2.0 ENGINE SIZE

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