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  1. 97 Jetta, died while driving, grinding noise when starting

    Hey Folks, I have a manual 97 VW Jetta 2.0. I ascended a fairly steep hill on my regular commute and when I got to the top I lost all power and...

    Started by jettatime‎, 08-24-2015 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-25-2015, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  2. 2002 jetta white smoke

    Hello, I recently purchased an 02 jetta 1.8t. I noticed noises that sounded like a lifter. It appeared the oil was low so I decided to change it. I...

    Started by bill7774‎, 08-20-2015 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-23-2015, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  3. Turns over but won't start

    My wife has a 2010 jetta 2.5 auto. A few months ago maybe 2 or 3, she went to go start it and it wouldn't start. It flashed the batt and esp lights...

    Started by renegadejd‎, 08-21-2015 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-21-2015, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  4. 2002 jetta gli intermittent starting issues

    So as the title states i have a 2002 Jetta GLI. I am having intermittent starting issues. What happens: About 80% of the time the car starts...

    Started by sandman_64‎, 08-19-2015 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-20-2015, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  5. 03 2.0 sedan need help

    Hey guys my dad has an 03 Jetta 2.0 he came home with a check engine light and saying it won't go over 3k rpm. The light is on with a p1338 camshaft...

    Started by MurphysLaw623‎, 08-18-2015 11:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-19-2015, 07:30 AM Go to last post
  6. No cold air at stops/ac fan not running

    Like the title says, my ac does not blow cold air unless the car is moving. Has nothing to do with the rpm. I went and opened the hood and found that...

    Started by SilverVRoom‎, 08-12-2015 07:33 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-12-2015, 07:33 AM Go to last post
  7. Questions about code P0341 and No start 96 Jetta 2.0

    Hi, I have a 96 Jetta 2.0 5 speed with about 138k miles. Last week it started loosing power at acceleration and while on the freeway too. It would...

    Started by Misskellim‎, 08-02-2015 10:51 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-10-2015, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  8. 98' Jetta GLX VR6 O2 Sensor/Cat Converter issues!

    Alright guys lets get some opinions together. Trying to get the car to pass inspection (i know a guy) so all it needs in no check engine light. I...

    Started by Jondude8886‎, 08-08-2015 09:09 PM
    catalytic, converter, o2 sensor, vr6
    • Replies: 3
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    08-09-2015, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  9. Car turns over but wont start


    Started by HOSTILE JETTA‎, 09-21-2013 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-28-2015, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  10. 2003 Jetta GL Grinds a little going into reverse

    I have a 2003 Jetta GL it had a tranny swap before I got it so It now has a 5 speed manual. I find it grinds when trying to put it in reverse and...

    Started by Caddykm‎, 07-25-2015 12:46 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-27-2015, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Power windows not working!

    Yesterday I drove home from work, with the windows down, everything was fine. I went home put my windows up and that was that. This morning I...

    Started by madhatteraggie‎, 07-21-2015 11:58 AM
    2001, jetta, power, volkswagen, windows not working
    • Replies: 1
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    07-21-2015, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  12. Power steering issue!!!

    I am sorry for posting this twice but I realize I may have originally posted it in the wrong section. I am new so I apologize for that! I am...

    Started by Bsio25‎, 07-10-2015 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    07-10-2015, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  13. 01 jetta vr6 01m problems.

    So I picked up a jetta a few weeks back and it was having some issues with the tranny. I don't have a vagcom. Right when I got it it shifted hard and...

    Started by Bmxking210‎, 07-04-2015 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-05-2015, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  14. 95 Jetta GL 2.0 Clock resets when key turned and car won't start.

    I have a 1995 VW Jetta GL 2.0 Vin C 5 speed Manual. I drove through some flood water (Yes, I know, we all do stupid things in the moment) and the...

    Started by SchwettyBawls‎, 06-30-2015 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-03-2015, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  15. 2003 Jetta 1.8 Turbo Electrical problems--Car shuts off; system goes haywire! help!

    Hey, I have been experiencing some major problems with my electrical system in my car and also the car is dying when it is idling and I don’t know if...

    Started by askirch‎, 07-03-2012 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-22-2015, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  16. symptoms of a fuel pump going bad?

    Do they just stop working completely or are there symptoms that they are not working properly? Thanks kindly

    Started by gdfo‎, 06-11-2015 12:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-21-2015, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  17. A different kind of no start problem...

    98 Mk3 GT 2.0 5-speed Sat for +/- 12 months Cleaned MAF sensor, cleaned TB, changed oil, changed cap, rotor, plugs, wires, fully charged...

    Started by cmcolfax‎, 06-13-2015 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-14-2015, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  18. No Key (error code) 2013 Jetta

    Hi Guys, This has happened to me now twice and not sure what the heck is going on, or what I have to do to fix it. I own a 2013 Jetta. I have...

    Started by wvtrumpet‎, 06-12-2015 04:20 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-12-2015, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 10
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    06-07-2015, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Help please!!!

    My 2002 VW Jetta won't go over 69 mph check engine light on. It's automatic. It gets to 69 and will not go any faster. And it seems like it's not...

    Started by Nicolemarie0721‎, 06-07-2015 12:16 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-07-2015, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  21. 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
    • Replies: 10
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    06-01-2015, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  22. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    06-01-2015, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    05-27-2015, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 126
    05-26-2015, 12:17 PM Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 477
    05-25-2015, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  26. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 229
    05-23-2015, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  27. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 211
    05-16-2015, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  28. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    05-12-2015, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  29. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    05-11-2015, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 266
    05-04-2015, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  31. 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
    • Replies: 11
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    04-28-2015, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  32. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    04-28-2015, 06:50 AM Go to last post
  33. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 324
    04-19-2015, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  34. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 240
    04-16-2015, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  35. 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
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,204
    04-15-2015, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  36. 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
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 600
    04-13-2015, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  37. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 368
    04-07-2015, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  38. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    04-04-2015, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  39. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 180
    03-31-2015, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  40. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 326
    03-23-2015, 08:17 AM Go to last post

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