Hi there, new guy over here. i recently bought a clean 90 jettta 1.8 auto for $200. i bought it knowing it had a no start issue. buddy said that the would just click. well the previoud oowner before him did the relay retrofit, the guy i got it from replaced the ignition switch and brandnew starter. so i started messing with it found the relay was bad and cleaned up some bad grounds. well i got the car to turn over with the ignition wire to the starter. so i know the starter is good. switch the... [Read More]
Hey yall, I just got a jetta, wanted one for a while for no other reason than I just think theyre cute Its not my daily driving car (my Xterra is my first love, dont hate) But i do want to get to drive this little jetta. Its a 2002 1.8t, automatic, 135,000 miles and gave about $1000 for it.Well, it runs, but he said its stuck in 3rd, has some kind of leak with the turbo,... [Read More]
Newbie here. First VW. Not familiar with VW's. 5 speed, 2.0, decent shape for a 95.
This is the third starter I've installed in 4 months. They are Duralast rebuilt. Can not afford new from VW. They work fine for a short time then, turn the key to start the car and nothing but a 'whizzing' sound. Solenoid??. Whatever.
Strong battery, clean terminals, wiring looks good.
The only other problem is the instrument panel only works part time. Typical, I understand. ... [Read More]
Hi so noticing a few issues with my 2003 jetta 2.0 when driving/shifting....so first main thing I noticed is when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear often times it will make a grinding sound and not shift smoothly from 1st to 2nd....you have to do it real slow/gingerly ...if I short shift from neutral to 2nd its fine or if down shifting to 2nd its fine...I have changed the gear oil...other sounds idk if its my tranny or engine but if going up hill and you throw into 3rd and not going fast enough... [Read More]
My son called and reported his '02 Jetta 2.0 was "pulling hard to the left" and he was having trouble steering. He said he did not hit anything, but it just suddenly started doing this after making a normal right turn. He stopped and checked for a flat tire but all was good. I told him to get it home (a mile away) if he could, and park it.
Upon arriving home, the first thing I noticed was the front wheels were obviously not aligned. The passenger side is pointing to the... [Read More]