2002 Volkswagen Golf 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 94,000 miles
My check engine light is on and I had the codes scanned. It came back with 2- the first one was P1296- Cooling System Malfunction and second P0420- Catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1. I checked my coolant level and it is not low and I have had no problems driving the car. It has a brand new water pump and timing belt and the temperature gauge on my dashboard never exceeds 190 degrees so I do not think there is anything wrong with the cooling system itself. I have noticed a strong gas smell from the exhaust when I start it. Is it possible the two things are related at all? Or is it more likely that I just have two blown sensors. Or neither? Thanks!
have the same problem?
Sunday, February 14th, 2010 AT 7:26 PM