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#1 (permalink) Old 07-11-2006, 04:55 AM
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vanos mechanically stuck?

i've scanned ECU errors and have this error - "212 vanos mechanically stuck". When I delete this error "check engine" light disapears, I can drive long, everything is ok, but when I stop and start the engine "check engine" lights up after few seconds and keeps lighting all the time. What the problem it could be? Vanos solenoid ? Thanks.

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that would have been my guess. to be honest its hard for me to say, but more than likely its the vanos solenoid, they are prone to go bad.

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vanos question

what issues will the solenoid cause? I am having misfire and driveability trouble, but no dtc and misfires only on 4-5-6. Jody
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if your having misfire issues i dont think you need to look at the vanos , there is something different involved. usually the vanos solinoid affects peformance never anything that drastic.

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