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  1. Unhappy 07 Jetta 2.5 High RPM's at idle HELP!

    I have a 2007 VW Jetta 2.5 with about 132,000 miles on it. I was having issues with the RPM's while in neutral. They would go about 2000 and then...

    Started by EmilyRoseJetta‎, 12-22-2016 06:44 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-18-2017, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  2. jetta 03 i.8t tranny, limp mode cold, reset when warm HELPPPP

    Ok in the morning, if you start and go, the car goes limp mode, but if I disconnect the battery and put back on and let car warm up, it runs great,...

    Started by ymabrad‎, 12-06-2016 06:16 PM
    tranny limp mode
    • Replies: 3
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    12-08-2016, 12:13 AM Go to last post
  3. Transmission Problem

    I have a 2009 MK5 GTI automatic that started acting up on me yesterday morning. The car wouldn't start yesterday morning. I assumed dead battery (I...

    Started by tayydubb48‎, 11-09-2016 09:43 AM
    automatic, gti, mk5, transmission
    • Replies: 1
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    11-09-2016, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  4. pops 3 codes right after clearing

    ok i got a 2000 Jetta replaced the head after losing a timing belt at freeway speed now win i start it up it runs pro for a bout 4 to 7 minutes then...

    Started by badwright‎, 11-01-2016 10:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-01-2016, 11:11 PM Go to last post
  5. Weird odometer message after car won't start 1997 Jetta Gl 2.0

    My car started jerking and softly misfiring while accelerating from a stop, once I got up to speed it ran fine. I planned to take it to the shop but...

    Started by justmethanks‎, 10-17-2016 10:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-18-2016, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  6. Speedometer varries

    I just got a 2004 Jetta and the speedo goes to 60 then starts fluctuating. When I set the cruise it lunges a bit and will accelerate hard just out of...

    Started by Logger73‎, 10-06-2016 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-08-2016, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  7. Screaming Fuel Pump at idle, goes away when you get moving again. Help Please :)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. 1992 Jetta Sedan, 1.8 L, 5 speed. My fuel pump (pressure pump) tends to get loud when the engine is...

    Started by Katz‎, 10-02-2016 03:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-03-2016, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  8. Intermittent a.c. cooling

    Hello, I have had my 2011 jetta 2.5se for a couple years now. Recently the a.c. has been in and out. I checked the low side?(large port) pressure...

    Started by SNR11JETTA‎, 09-15-2016 01:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-15-2016, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Starting Problem

    My husband replaced the starter late 2015. In July 2016 the car would no longer start. He bypassed the starter to check replaced starter with a newly...

    Started by edc301‎, 09-10-2016 04:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 176
    09-12-2016, 03:53 AM Go to last post
  10. 2001 Jetta Noise Reversing Uphill

    Hi, I have a 2001 Jetta 1.8T with 5 speed manual transmission and 88K miles. When I reverse, if I am on any kind of up hill slope the car will...

    Started by Kelli McCormack‎, 09-04-2016 01:33 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-04-2016, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  11. 2.0 cranking over but not starting

    It has gas and oil but it won't start, is this a timing belt/cam chain issue?

    Started by german_drift_car‎, 08-21-2016 11:42 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-04-2016, 01:41 AM Go to last post
  12. 2006 Gli, headlight problems

    Both my low beams are out. changed the bulbs changed the light switch 40a fuses are not blown no power detected at the bulb socket. Please...

    Started by mikeamick‎, 08-22-2016 02:09 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-01-2016, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  13. Can NOT !!! find the friggin FCM 2006 GLI

    2006 GLI Takes forever for the AC to blow just cool air. Ordered a new Fan Control (J293?) Have read about a thousand posts on where this is....

    Started by mikeamick‎, 08-15-2016 03:18 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    08-22-2016, 01:49 AM Go to last post
  14. 2006 Jetta 2.5 --- Car died while driving and then had dead battery

    Hi, Any help would be nice! Yesterday - about 2 blocks from home and the AC fan turns off. Didn't think much into it because car was running...

    Started by Jason247‎, 08-14-2016 03:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-17-2016, 08:34 PM Go to last post
  15. 2009 Jette inmoblizer

    Will a dead battery in a remote key cause the immobilizer to activate?

    Started by gw1952‎, 08-11-2016 07:16 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-11-2016, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 07:24 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-21-2016, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 12:01 PM
    not running, overheat
    • Replies: 2
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    07-11-2016, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 06:16 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-27-2016, 10:48 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 09:39 PM
    02j, gears, jetta, mk4, shifter
    • Replies: 1
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    06-21-2016, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 11:13 AM
    cel, heating, mk4, thermostat, trouble code
    • Replies: 16
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    06-13-2016, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  21. 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 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-02-2016, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  22. 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 06:00 PM
    back seat, trunk
    • Replies: 5
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    05-31-2016, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  23. 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 11:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 195
    05-23-2016, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  24. 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 09:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 220
    05-14-2016, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 05:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-14-2016, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  26. 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 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-14-2016, 02:38 AM Go to last post
  27. 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 09:58 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 253
    05-13-2016, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  28. 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 11:47 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 434
    05-05-2016, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  29. 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 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 428
    04-28-2016, 03:46 AM Go to last post
  30. 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 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 148
    04-24-2016, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  31. 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 12:48 PM
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    04-20-2016, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  32. 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 08:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 250
    04-19-2016, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  33. 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 06:56 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-12-2016, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  34. 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 09:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 490
    04-06-2016, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  35. 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 10:20 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-13-2016, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  36. 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 01:47 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-04-2016, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  37. 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 06:02 PM
    abs, brake, sensor, traction control, wheel
    • Replies: 4
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    02-27-2016, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  38. 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 07:52 AM
    auxillary water pump?, overheating
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 284
    02-23-2016, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  39. 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 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 322
    02-08-2016, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  40. 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 05:12 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 337
    01-26-2016, 03:28 PM Go to last post

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