Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: can anyone help pleeeaseee? fault code 17961

  1. #1
    Forum User
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default can anyone help pleeeaseee? fault code 17961

    hey guys
    been loitering around the site for a while but obviously this is my first post

    ive got a gt tdi 150 golf showing 17961 fault code, the car is totally flat to 2200 rpm then its off like dirty stuff of a shovel,it also for the first time today went into limp on the motorway and wouldnt go over 75 mph
    so has anyone got any ideas what that sounds like or should i just assume the vnt is sticking on the turbo??

    thanks in advance!

    Allan

  2. #2
    Forum Junkie
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,564
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post

    Default

    What does it say with that code?

    Could be an air leak of some sort, faulty EGR or BCV or dead MAF

    My advice would be to get it to VW or a specialist who can diagnose it.

  3. #3
    Forum Junkie Matt82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    GTI Scene
    Posts
    32,434
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    google says

    17961 Barometric/Manifold pressure signals: Implausible Correlation

    boost leak?
    Got an M3 instead

  4. #4
    Forum User
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    hi supercharged
    thanks for the quick response it says manifold absolute pressure(MAP) sensor/barometric pressure (BARO) sensor - range/performance problem

    its not a MAF fault as ive tried a new one(gen bosch item)

  5. #5
    Forum Junkie Matt82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    GTI Scene
    Posts
    32,434
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    i had a 130pd that went odd due to a boost leak.

    to find it, run your hands along the boost pipes and whever there is a leak there will be black oil
    Got an M3 instead

  6. #6
    Forum User
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    thanks matt

    ill have a look for leaks on the intake pipes etc

  7. #7
    Forum Junkie
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    -51°29' 57”N-0°7’ 29”W
    Posts
    18,736
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    U/S MAPs are a known fault - start there, then check for leaks.

  8. #8
    Forum User
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks seraph

    would no boost to 2200 be consistant with a faulty map?

  9. #9
    Forum Junkie
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    -51°29' 57”N-0°7’ 29”W
    Posts
    18,736
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    A faulty sensor can give a too high or low reading, or even none at all.

  10. #10
    Forum User
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    84
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    have got a similar.. fault ...vw man ..came out and connected..lap top to golf ../ a fault came up code the same. guy said boost pressure reading high have aready replaced mass meter or maff../ problem iv got is the other way ..he had is own buisness called autotecnic of totton near soton hants ../ guy seems to know what hes taking about... name alan ..this is the second time iv had car on vag test first time there was no fault logged on cars comp../ this was done by vw spec../ al the best with yours mate

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •