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  1. Car dies/putters/no power while driving

    Wifey's 03 jetta glx vr6 86k is doing some funky moves lately and im hoping to find out what in tarnation is wrong here. wifey was driving to...

    Started by wifesjettavr6‎, 11-18-2010 06:24 PM
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    07-21-2016, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  2. 2003 Jetta Not Starting After Overheat

    I had a coolant tube adapter explode a few days ago and cause my engine to get super hot while I was driving, as well as completely empty my coolant...

    Started by gabebierman‎, 07-11-2016 11:01 AM
    not running, overheat
    • Replies: 2
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    07-11-2016, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  3. new jetta owner needs a little info from a jetta junkie!!

    first off this is my first VW i have ever owned and im shocked how bad a$$ this little car is!! i bought a 2000 vw TDI i have only had it a week have...

    Started by greenpeace31‎, 06-27-2016 05:16 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-27-2016, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  4. Gears difficult to get into HELP

    VW 2005 Jetta GLS 5spd MK4 2.0 BEV engine So the cars been sitting for probably 6 months, and ive been doing some work to get it ready for...

    Started by rok‎, 06-17-2016 08:39 PM
    02j, gears, jetta, mk4, shifter
    • Replies: 1
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    06-21-2016, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  5. P2181 Cooling System Performance

    First off hello everyone. I am glad I found this site!:D I have an 03 Jetta with 2.0 I just purchased about a month ago. The P2181 trouble code...

    Started by hamady01‎, 12-08-2015 10:13 AM
    cel, heating, mk4, thermostat, trouble code
    • Replies: 16
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    06-13-2016, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  6. Jetta 2011 Throttle Body problem

    Hello Guys, I was on the highway and all of the sudden the car shut off. I pulled aside and after a few minutes the car started again. I took it...

    Started by jungle666‎, 06-02-2016 09:25 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-02-2016, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  7. Breaking in to my 1998 Jetta GL trunk

    My 1998 Jetta GL has lived a long and useful life (including service as the high school auto for three teenage boys) and it is time to put it out to...

    Started by TomG‎, 05-23-2016 05:00 PM
    back seat, trunk
    • Replies: 5
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    05-31-2016, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  8. help me make sense of this log. requested vs actual boost

    with my analog mechanical boost gauge i noticed my boost tapering off like i have a boost leak but when i do a leak down i dont have any leaks. i...

    Started by dem3500‎, 05-18-2016 10:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-23-2016, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  9. Gauge cluster dead. Car not starting. No windows or sunroof

    I hope this is in the right forum. I couldn't pick which one would be best but if definitely seems electrical. I went to start my car this morning...

    Started by acehole‎, 05-09-2016 08:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-14-2016, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  10. aux water pump wont

    Well my auxiliary water pump wont cut off so needless to say it is killing my battery it look in good shape could it be the connection plz help AND...

    Started by Paul‎, 05-13-2016 04:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-14-2016, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  11. Slow Acceleration

    I have notice that when I am at a stop and press on the gas pedal to go fast my 2000 jetta 2.0 does not respond well. How can I get my car to...

    Started by BidDaddyJetta‎, 07-24-2013 11:09 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-14-2016, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  12. Need some help

    I have a 2004 Jetta 1.8t I put a forge diverter valve catless 3inch exhaust and down pipe. The car has 170k for miles. The other day on the way to...

    Started by Joshuanels27‎, 05-10-2016 08:58 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-13-2016, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  13. rough idle / ambient air tem

    hey newb here. i havent have much luck getting a response on the other site so i decided to join up here. 2002 gls 1.8t 5 speed 190000 miles APR...

    Started by dem3500‎, 05-04-2016 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-05-2016, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  14. Ghost in the [Locks] Machine

    When I either hit a bump in the road, or initiate any electrical switch (wipers, radio, lights, open a door) many times my elec door locks will...

    Started by charles.ottinger‎, 04-02-2014 05:41 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 367
    04-28-2016, 02:46 AM Go to last post
  15. 02 Jetta axle problems

    Im currently replacing my clutch in my 02 Jetta. I had some trouble getting the actual transmission out from under the car with the axle flanges on,...

    Started by Samorghini‎, 04-24-2016 09:19 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-24-2016, 09:19 AM Go to last post
  16. If you don't have the cash for vag-com or a v-checker...

    Check this sh!t out Found it via vortex, holy balls! All you need is either and ebay...

    Started by Vixen‎, 02-10-2011 11:48 AM
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    04-20-2016, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  17. 2 problems, both being sencors?

    First problem, 03 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8 T. It starts fine, I'll go to the gas station run in, come back out and it won't start. Not ever time, and...

    Started by JustDenise‎, 04-18-2016 07:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-19-2016, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  18. 09 Jetta 2.5 SAI CEL Reset

    I have an 09 Jetta with the 2.5 and the CEL was on with the codes for the SAI system. Took it to my mechanic and they diagnosed it as needing a...

    Started by LKTe30‎, 04-11-2016 05:56 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 216
    04-12-2016, 11:35 AM Go to last post
  19. 03 1.8t no boost,need help,done my homework...

    OK guys and gals here's what's going on.... About two weeks ago my 03, 1.8t, manual, jetta feels like I'm driving a 1.8 non turbo turd. I have been...

    Started by lowlifexj‎, 03-22-2016 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-06-2016, 04:06 PM Go to last post
  20. Need help with vacuum leak

    I have a 2008 volkswagen jetta 2.0t fsi and I've been having this misfire/vacuum leak and i can't figure it out but I think I'm on to somthing but...

    Started by carney11z1‎, 03-12-2016 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-13-2016, 02:40 PM Go to last post
  21. Part identification

    I need help identifying the part in the following photos.. it seems to be part of the crankcase ventilation system. It's some sort of coupling or "T"...

    Started by TNRiderguy‎, 03-03-2016 12:47 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-04-2016, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  22. ABS and Traction control light on

    My wife has a 2007 VW Jetta, 2.5L wolfberg edition (if that matters). She was on the freeway on had to slam on her brakes. After she slammed on her...

    Started by jusd33‎, 02-19-2016 05:02 PM
    abs, brake, sensor, traction control, wheel
    • Replies: 4
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    02-27-2016, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  23. overheating problem

    Help ! 2002 1.8 L B motor continues to overheat. Have replaced radiator, fans, fan relay, thermostat and water pump. Is possible secondary/aux...

    Started by balfourboy‎, 02-23-2016 06:52 AM
    auxillary water pump?, overheating
    • Replies: 2
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    02-23-2016, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  24. Angry Changed Purge Valve still having issues

    I had trouble with my 2003 2.0 Jetta starting after refueling so I put in a new purge valve and put gas in today at a full serv station so I could...

    Started by Caddykm‎, 02-02-2016 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 263
    02-08-2016, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  25. Question 2005 jetta 2.0... So i have a engine that cranks, but there is no spark nor start.

    I have a 2005 Jetta 2.0 car that has me really frustrated. I have a engine that cranks,yet there is no spark,nor no start!!!! I replaced the...

    Started by mindingdong‎, 01-26-2016 04:12 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-26-2016, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  26. starts and stalls

    i have a 2005 VW Jetta 2.5 that I just bought on 3/23/2011. When I initially purchased the vehicle the radio was not working at all did not turn on...

    Started by mpusarm‎, 06-13-2011 09:40 PM
    oil pressure, stalls
    • Replies: 12
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    01-23-2016, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  27. Minimum Requirements Engine StartUp

    Alright so I've pulled the dash heater and carpet to repair holes in the floor of my 89 golf also repairing my seat cross members. I've since...

    Started by 89Deez‎, 01-21-2016 08:56 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-21-2016, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  28. 2000 vr6 Ecp light on and no running lights

    So last week my brunning lights went out after I put a new alenartor in ive checked every fuse and put a new relay in it and cant figure it out now...

    Started by VR6MonsterMrk4‎, 01-18-2016 10:43 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-19-2016, 07:53 PM Go to last post
  29. Experience with EPC issue?

    It happened this morning. Car bucked and the light came on, and can't get her over 3k RPM's. I turned the car off and restarted, and it took about...

    Started by Scottybones‎, 12-22-2015 06:17 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-30-2015, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  30. E brake issue

    Back brakes are rubbing and my e-brake is loose all of a sudden. I think it's one of the cables, but not sure because I've never had this problem...

    Started by Scottybones‎, 12-18-2015 05:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-20-2015, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  31. Intermittent charging problems but everything checks out ok

    Alright guys first off I'm new here but have been reading alot of threads as a guest, so I have a 2002 Jetta 2.0 auto and am currently having an...

    Started by carter442‎, 12-12-2015 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 285
    12-12-2015, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  32. Charging tablet causes seatbet malfunction light.

    Hi. I got a 2015 Jetta TSI with a usb charger pluggerd in the 12v socket by the shift. It charges my phone fine, but has a problem with my android...

    Started by stevie‎, 12-01-2015 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-01-2015, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  33. Exhaust rattle?

    I have a 2002 24v VR6. I have a metallic rattle around 1100-1200 rpm. It only happens when in gear and moving (clutch not engaged). It happens the...

    Started by SilverVRoom‎, 10-26-2015 07:10 AM
    • Replies: 20
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    11-28-2015, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  34. Clutch help MK3 2.0

    The first day I got my 1997 2.0 Jetta I had to replace the clutch. Put a new disc on no problem, couldn't get the pressure plate off so I said screw...

    Started by FordGuy92‎, 11-12-2015 02:24 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-23-2015, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  35. 92 jetta GL runs rough. HELP please.

    O2 sensor is almost new, did the throttle body disconnect while running, also disconnected the O2 sensor while running, all with no change. It will...

    Started by 92jettafix‎, 10-20-2015 09:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-29-2015, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  36. 94 JETTA 2.0L only revs to 4000 rpms

    Was driving my 94 JETTA 2.0L manual on the highway other day. The car shut down suddenly. At first I thought the fuel pump failed. I bought a new...

    Started by Mtf94jetta‎, 10-25-2015 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 429
    10-29-2015, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  37. 5speed trans noise issue

    Ok so I traded intothis vehicle its a 2002 1.8t jetta 5 spd. I know nothing about german cars but I am a very capable diy mechanic.. Anywho I was...

    Started by jzoomer‎, 10-17-2015 06:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-18-2015, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  38. 2002 Jetta MKIV 1.8 turbo problems with heater controls

    hello Group im trying to figure this out I need help figuring this issue my heater is pushing out Hot Air out the vents, But all the dials are turned...

    Started by roadracerjetta‎, 10-16-2015 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-17-2015, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  39. 03 Jetta Drivers door not latching right

    My drivers door latches but it looks like it bows out at the bottom and squeaks when your driving. I noticed the rubber seal is wearing how do I fix...

    Started by Caddykm‎, 10-09-2015 02:06 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 227
    10-09-2015, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  40. Replaced Fuel Pump, runs worse than ever!

    I replaced my fuel pump in my '98 Jetta(2.0L) and now my car runs worse than it ever has. I even replaced the fuel filter and fuel pump relay. What...

    Started by B-Man‎, 09-26-2015 02:13 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 486
    10-08-2015, 08:30 PM Go to last post

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