Polo 1.4 TDi engine shaking

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Polo 1.4 TDi engine shaking

Postby tau86 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:52 am

Hi Everyone,
I am from Maseru, Lesotho and new in the forum, thanks for welcoming me. I have a polo 1.4 tdi which is at a mechanic now I drove for a day and the parked, after about 30 mins when I started it the engine started to shake very bad. There is no smoke coming out at exhaust but idling is not constant...goes po-porr...po-porr. Took it for diagnosis and says short curcuit/injector valve not opening for cylinder 1. Took injector to Pretoria to be checked and they said its fine. Put it again back..drove for a day and snap back again. diagnosis read same thing again. What could be happening here? by the way, revs are okay

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Re: Polo 1.4 TDi engine shaking

Postby panic-mechanic » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:20 pm

wiring harnass error. Is it the 3 cyl PD tdi?
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Re: Polo 1.4 TDi engine shaking

Postby tau86 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:30 pm

Yes...its a 3 cylinder... AMF engine

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Re: Polo 1.4 TDi engine shaking

Postby panic-mechanic » Mon May 01, 2017 9:59 am

check or replace the wiring harnass in the head leading to the injectors. Common issue on them.
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Re: Polo 1.4 TDi engine shaking

Postby tau86 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:52 pm

Okay, will do so. Can also the injector pump on the right side of the engine cause this issue?

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Re: Polo 1.4 TDi engine shaking

Postby panic-mechanic » Mon May 01, 2017 9:14 pm

no the pump just makes pressure and the injectors are fired electrically. If the other 2 are working the pump is fine.

go read this to get a better understanding of the system
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/516/VW_TDI ... peDuse.pdf
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Re: Polo 1.4 TDi engine shaking

Postby tau86 » Thu May 04, 2017 8:49 pm

I am back, i cleaned the harness with Q20 and it didn't change. However, we found that the injector seal was the one with issues. There is no shaking now, we just did a small fix on the seal so I still need to get a new one with o-rings (machenic recommended). So all in all the engine runs perfectly apart from now I hear a qha qha qha sound when I drive...but its not there whn i rev engine on neutral or car idling...only whn i drive

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