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  1. Go to first new post Do All Motor Oils Protect from the Start?

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  2. hole blown in hose 2002 sportwagen

    2.0 liter engine. There was a hole in the airpump hose. I had it replaced and the next day there was a hole in the new hose. The hose goes from...

    Started by gdfo‎, 05-30-2015 05:13 PM
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  3. 03 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8T automatic....leaking coolant

    My coolant is leaking, in front right behind the grill towards the passenger side, the hose or whatever it is, is silver in color and one end looks...

    Started by love-my-jetta‎, 05-18-2015 10:13 PM
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    05-28-2015, 08:10 PM Go to last post
  4. Question Will Driver's Side Air Bag Sensor from 01 fit an 04 without complexity?

    Will Driver's Side Air Bag Sensor from 01 fit an 04 without complexity? I was reading that a replacement Air Bag module might have to be...

    Started by Bobster‎, 05-25-2015 11:00 AM
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    05-27-2015, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  5. Wheel bearings

    So I had a mecanic swap out my 1.8L with another one after it blew. I went to pick it up and drove it down the street with a bad real bad clunking...

    Started by Fustration‎, 05-26-2015 12:17 PM
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  6. Reset airbag light

    I unplugged the passenger airbag light under Ac control and then re plugged. Dash airbag light stays on. Pls help. Thank you.

    Started by Alex74‎, 05-06-2015 05:27 PM
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    05-25-2015, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  7. Coolant Problem, green/orange mix

    I just finished replacing the combo valve, some hoses and the water hose flange on an 03 1.8T. When I started I drained the coolant by pulling the...

    Started by mcc03‎, 05-22-2015 09:17 PM
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    05-23-2015, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  8. AC Rattle at low rpm

    2002 Jetta GLI 24V VR6 I've had this problem since last summer and finally got a video of it. The video shows me starting the car and starting ac...

    Started by SilverVRoom‎, 03-25-2015 11:32 AM
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    05-22-2015, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  9. 2002 jetta automatic wont go over 69mph

    Ive been having this problem for a couple months now. It's a 2002 automatic, it wont switch gears unless i let go of the gas and step on it hard,...

    Started by Nicolemarie0721‎, 05-16-2015 04:10 PM
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    05-16-2015, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  10. Jetta no start

    OK Im new with VW's and all but this has me stumped. My son has a 2002 VW jetta 1.8L turbo with automatic. The slap shift auto or whatever they call...

    Started by Fustration‎, 04-29-2015 01:32 PM
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    05-12-2015, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  11. Have to wait 5 minutes to start

    2003 JettaWagen 2.0 If I turn it off it wont start, but if I wait about 5 minutes it will start fine. Also, recently, sometimes it will shut...

    Started by waynerdy‎, 05-11-2015 12:12 PM
    2003 jetta 2.o
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    05-11-2015, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Jetta Not Turning Over

    Hey! New here, so. Pardon me if I miss anything! Down to business, I have a 1998 Jetta 4d, I filled up with gas yesterday, went home, and then...

    Started by Abigator‎, 05-01-2015 07:33 AM
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    05-04-2015, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  13. Help identifying a hose.

    While replacing spark plugs I noticed a tear in this hose. The engine light came on a few days later so I ran the code and in pretty sure the torn...

    Started by Russell223‎, 04-26-2015 08:27 PM
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    04-28-2015, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  14. 00 vr6 ecp light and anti slip lights both on

    they both came on randomly what does this mean and how do i fix it?

    Started by sethreign‎, 04-16-2015 02:33 AM
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    04-28-2015, 06:50 AM Go to last post
  15. 12 V outlet blowing fuses

    I'm sure this is a simple fix, but just learning how to do things on my son and not dish hard earned money over to shops. Just bought 2012 Jetta S -...

    Started by Charis812‎, 04-11-2015 12:04 PM
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    04-19-2015, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  16. Alternator problems

    I have a '02 4-cyl 2.0L Jetta with roughly 150k miles. Was using my car to listen to music and was starting it every now and then to save the...

    Started by sethreign‎, 04-16-2015 02:36 AM
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    04-16-2015, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  17. 10,000 mi oil change interval for vr6?? Are they stupid or are we stupid?

    Does anyone have any oil tests done on a 24v vr6 with a 10,000 mi oil change interval? Are we stupid for changing the oil at 3,4,5,6k miles? I've...

    Started by SilverVRoom‎, 10-20-2014 10:01 AM
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    04-15-2015, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  18. Exclamation Won't shift into gear

    After a little hard driving today, my 5th and 6th gear won't work. I can shift 1-4 perfectly but the shifter just drops off when I try to get into...

    Started by SilverVRoom‎, 04-05-2015 12:23 PM
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    04-13-2015, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  19. Shoddy Tranny Swap

    I have a 2003 Jetta that someone swapped the automatic tranny for a 5 speed that now has a PO705 ,PO722,PO748 ,PO785 , PO773 ,PO743 ,PO763 ,PO758...

    Started by Caddykm‎, 03-17-2015 04:45 PM
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    04-07-2015, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  20. Creamy junk in pcv

    Ok if been dealing with a slight bit of oil burning and iv done everything I can think of to figure it out. Iv done a compression check which checked...

    Started by Stevo2412‎, 04-02-2015 05:27 PM
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    04-04-2015, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  21. 99 jetta glx 2.8l abs pump

    I've had a module go out so I ordered a similar part number and the new pump is bad. Driver rear brake line doesn't get fluid out. I'm trying to...

    Started by Nofxdeclined‎, 03-31-2015 09:13 PM
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    03-31-2015, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  22. believe have timing belt issue

    car shut down while driving. cranks over serp belt spins but not cam belt is still on but loose.. did i lose the engine??

    Started by punisher81‎, 03-22-2015 01:10 PM
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    03-23-2015, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  23. problem with engine cutting out

    I have a 92 jetta gl and it's doing this strange thing lately. When your driving between 2500 3000 rpm it cuts out,seems to do it more so when it's...

    Started by Dubmanjimbo‎, 02-20-2015 12:53 PM
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    03-18-2015, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  24. Electrical woes and confusion

    ok so on Friday after work I was driving home in my 98 jetta gl when my Generator light came on but very faint. The only reason I saw it was because...

    Started by Sketchen‎, 03-09-2015 03:00 PM
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    03-11-2015, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  25. 1995 2.0 hesitation/accelerate

    95 2.0 having a bad hesitation problem. Starts and runs fine but the moment I put it in gear and let off the clutch it doesn't want to go anywhere,...

    Started by tyme2jet‎, 03-03-2015 03:18 PM
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    03-09-2015, 06:31 AM Go to last post
  26. Is This Normal?

    Hello, I am new to this. :) I have a 2005 jetta gls, 2.0, automatic. The check engine light reciently popped on. It ran a p3081. I replaced the CTS...

    Started by CarrieMae‎, 02-26-2015 08:50 AM
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    03-03-2015, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  27. Engine Shut off problems

    It is a 2002 volkswagen jetta glx vr6 and the engine keeps cutting out and the RPMs drop to zero. Sometimes it will start up right away or you will...

    Started by rpoz12‎, 02-27-2015 04:53 PM
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    03-02-2015, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  28. 2007 Jetta Radio - No Power

    I have a 2007 Jetta 2.5. I left the lights on and the battery died. Had the car jump started. From that point on, the radio / cd have been...

    Started by Smittiec‎, 06-13-2014 03:16 PM
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    03-01-2015, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  29. What is the purpose of this open port on the air intake filter housing on this 2001?

    I have a 2001 Jetta 2.0 that I just took to the Star smog center and it failed the visual inspection because there was duct tape on the intake air...

    Started by Steve714‎, 02-28-2015 05:29 PM
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    03-01-2015, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  30. mk3 electrical nightmare

    I bought a 97 jetta vr6 my second one over the years love the car but 3Rd day of driving it had a electrical fire behind the fuse box. After putting...

    Started by keithleinbach‎, 02-27-2015 11:56 AM
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    02-28-2015, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  31. 2012 Jetta SE Automatic Downshifting Question

    I’m new to the VW family and have a question regarding my 2012 Jetta SE (2.5L i5). My Jetta SE has the 6-speed automatic transmission with manual...

    Started by sjsutton‎, 02-16-2015 06:37 AM
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    02-16-2015, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  32. 2003 Jetta Lighting issue

    Hey guys, I have had this problem for awhile now. I am hoping someone here can point me in the right direction! The dimmer wheel that controls the...

    Started by teitan‎, 02-12-2015 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-13-2015, 04:23 AM Go to last post
  33. Black Soot Near Turbo

    Hey everyone, I just bought a 2013 Jetta TDI yesterday. The thing runs and drives perfect. However, when I was cleaning it up I noticed that each...

    Started by fogb360‎, 02-03-2015 11:54 AM
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    02-11-2015, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  34. 2006 jetta will only run a few minutes on fully charged battery

    Help! Please. I have a 2006 Jetta (2.5L), it has a 6 month old battery; battery light came on, so did abs and power steering and sometimes brake...

    Started by mchan‎, 02-04-2015 12:00 PM
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    02-09-2015, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  35. 2000 Alh Tdi Jetta

    Hey guys and gals I'm back in a jetta! Sadly though this one isn't quite as good as my old one. Sounds like it is missing a beat or camming out. Only...

    Started by SKAREKROW‎, 01-26-2015 10:07 AM
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    01-26-2015, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  36. Cant get the hood to pop on my 2005 jetta

    Newer body style. The interior hood release lever wasn't working. Removed the lever and pulled the cable to no avail. Is there any way to get to the...

    Started by motivepfft‎, 01-25-2015 04:42 PM
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    01-25-2015, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  37. Unhappy 2008 wolfsburg ac/heat not working. HELP!!!

    I am desperate for someone to help. I live in New England and am without heat in my car. I brought it to my mechanic and the following issues are...

    Started by aarcuri16‎, 01-19-2015 01:08 PM
    wolfsburg edition
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    01-19-2015, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  38. question about the back seat...and whats underneath

    hi, all, this is my first posting,,,im new and novice.. I have a 2014 Jetta TDI.can anyone on here let me know what is under the sheetmetal that is...

    Started by cpf4867‎, 01-17-2015 10:58 PM
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    01-19-2015, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  39. Question before buying a GLI

    I came across a real nice 2008 GLI for sale (75000 miles, 9.999 asking price), very well taken care of but when I popped the hood open, there was oil...

    Started by Dabronzo‎, 01-08-2015 11:50 AM
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    01-12-2015, 04:38 PM Go to last post
  40. windshield wipers not always working

    the windshield wipers on my 2007 Jetta City seem to be having some issues. Many times right now no matter what speed I chose the wipers will not...

    Started by fire_poi‎, 12-29-2014 01:13 AM
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    12-29-2014, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  41. VW Jetta turns over but won't start. Mystified mechanic says nothing is wrong

    My 1998 Jetta will not start. Its trying to turn over, and give one *putt!* but that's it, it just keeps cranking and won't fire. Mechanic looked...

    Started by Mason‎, 12-23-2014 12:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 402
    12-26-2014, 05:27 PM Go to last post

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