Any help or shop recommendation and parts dealer would be appreciated! The Intake Manifold Flap Motor V157 and Manifold Runner Position Sensor G336 may be Part of the same Unit. The intake flap motor must be temporarily removed to install the part correctly. Installation: Please watch the first video below to be able to install the part correctly. Having said all of that. Take a look at the many glowing reviews at the bottom of the page to see our customer's impressions of this money-saving part. This is something that would not be possible on lesser scan tools or a multimeter.
He developed an aluminum bracket to provide a secondary hard stop; a genuine 'hard' stop. The P2015 is generally a minor code without any long term effects once repaired. Remove arm spring after first loosening flap motor unit for better access. It seems the new linkage is a 'best guess', but is not trialed as far as I can tell. This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation.
And a good number of folks have added the bracket as a preventative fix against what will likely be an eventual problem down the road. If you have a better way of doing it I'm all ears but I don't think there's any other option. First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!! If it doesn't hold up long-term, then I get the intake manifold replaced. After putting my old assembly back on with the new motor in it, I put the other assembly back together and took it back! I've scanned the code again now - the car has only been moved about 50 feet though to be fair and the fault is still there the error code anyway - the readings are still around the 0. I've found this solution with screw but this not works with my car. The linkage that connects the motor to the flap assembly binds up. With this bracket in place you won't experience the wear in the mechanism and the terror code that results.
Hoping to help others with same symptoms but with different solution. Is there another fix such as a software update see paste below? Special Notes: In some Cases the Issue can only be resolved by Replacing the whole Intake Manifold. You can get one side of the barb out of the hole by pushing down on the barb with a screwdriver. Easier to install, and maybe I could have made a smaller groove than using a hacksaw blade. Common mistakes when diagnosing the P2015 code Mistakes are commonly made when steps are not completed in the order they are in or when components are not diagnosed before they are replaced just because it is the most likely cause. My mechanic cleaned the intake manifold. A guy named Ray Martinez put together a video clip for his fix: He grinds a groove in the ball of the ball-and-socket joint, and inserts an E-ring snap-ring into it to keep the plastic linkage from getting cocked, and binding.
See the plastic wire harness connector on top of the oil filter cap in this picture. Happy flapping, and thanks, Jim, for the solution! I got a kit of fasteners from an auto parts store, and it had only 3 of the size I needed. Tools Required: You can do this. To see the P2015 fix that applies to your car please choose from the menu on the lefthand side of the page. Please use FedEx if you need the kit delivered quickly. Don't replace that manifold, fix it! So you have to have the car running to get it in the forward position. What I ended up doing was taking the motor assembly off the car, bought a new one from a parts dealer and it threw another code.
Please also see picture on right side above to confirm successful install. Save time and money with this easy fix kit. I have also heard from a few people that because it is such a common problem it may be covered like a recall. . The flapper motor cannot travel out of range with this bracket in place despite how much wear might be on your linkage arm. Thanks, Terry I do not know how hard it would be to change, but it shouldn't be that hard - it's right in the front of the engine. So I fixed the issue all for free basically.
The ball of the motor is about flush with the top surface of the washer. This eliminates the possibility for the flap motor mechanism to open or close too far which is the cause of the P2015 error. I have the ross tech vag com cable and was wondering if I can check and actually use the cable to do the following software update or is there any other place not the dealer that can do this? Its amazing how far they fly. Why do you call it a Jesus clip? How it works: Our P2015 repair bracket limits the range of motion of the V157 intake flap motor to the exact same range as when your car was new. Pictures and video below: Video: Hi all, I had this problem earlier on in the year. In order to get that intake manifold out you have to remove those fuel line that go over top of the manifold. In most cases, FedEx will deliver on Saturdays, too! Great conversation and happy to walk you through your car issues.