SureTrack Real Fix: What the flap?

Real Fixes from the SureTrackĀ® expert information resource are documented issues from actual shop repair orders and community discussions. Read on to see how SureTrack can help you correct issues that are not easily diagnosed using OEM information alone. SureTrack is currently available free with the purchase of a current Snap-onĀ® diagnostic software version.

At times, a road test is the only way to narrow down the cause of a problem. Being able to view live data during the road test makes it much easier. Follow this real fix to see how a code 008213 for the intake manifold flap position sensor was diagnosed and repaired.

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0L Diesel

Code 008213, Replaced Engine Intake Manifold

The customer states the check engine light is on.

Connected a scan tool and found code 008213 – Intake Manifold Flap Position Sensor (Bank 1): Implausible Signal. Performed a road test while using the scan tool to view live data and found the engine intake manifold runner flap did not change position. Inspected the engine intake manifold position sensor, wiring and connections, but found no faults. Inspected the engine intake manifold runner flap actuator assembly and found no obvious concerns. Removed the engine intake manifold and found the runner flap was damaged. The engine intake manifold runner flap and engine intake manifold are serviced as an assembly.

Replaced the engine intake manifold, cleared codes, performed a road test and verified the vehicle operated properly.

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About the Author

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is the SureTrack Community Administrator and a Senior Applications Specialist at Mitchell 1 with over 25 years of experience with electronic repair data systems. Nick previously worked in the automotive dismantling and engine rebuilding industries.