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  1. Exhaust manifold

    Can anyone give me an easy way to get the exhaust manifold off of a 2.0 T. Ugh! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

    Started by‎, 02-18-2017 10:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-19-2017, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  2. 1.8t door light not working

    hi,with drivers door open the dome light doesn't come on.and theres no bell or buzzer with the key in the ignition and the door open .does this...

    Started by ttscooks10‎, 02-18-2017 10:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-19-2017, 12:58 AM Go to last post
  3. humming above electric fan

    hi I have a 2003 1.8t.theres a humming sound coming from a round cylinder with hoses coming out of it right above passenger side electric

    Started by ttscooks10‎, 02-18-2017 07:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-18-2017, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  4. 2003 jetta engine light on

    i have a 2003 jetta 1.8 turbo the engine light stays on.if it sets overnite or for long period such as going to starts fine and...

    Started by ttscooks10‎, 02-04-2017 02:46 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-18-2017, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Engine replacement

    I have a 2008 Jetta 2.0T FSI . If I am going to replace the engine will an engine that came out of say a M for the 5th digit in the VIN work in a J...

    Started by‎, 02-14-2017 11:46 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-15-2017, 03:43 PM Go to last post
  6. 2003 2.8 gli no spark no fuel just cranks

    Ok so I bought this car off a younger kid he stated the car ran and drove great. He took it through mikes car wash drove about 1/3 of a mile shut it...

    Started by Jkamm13‎, 01-29-2017 02:52 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-11-2017, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  7. trunk problems

    Have a 2005 and the trunk is hard to close and at other times, the trunk will open while driving down the road

    Started by lecineg‎, 01-26-2017 07:12 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-27-2017, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
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    09-12-2016, 03:53 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
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    09-04-2016, 01:41 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Views: 424
    09-01-2016, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
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    05-23-2016, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  31. 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
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    05-14-2016, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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: 262
    05-13-2016, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  35. 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: 459
    05-05-2016, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  36. 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: 437
    04-28-2016, 03:46 AM Go to last post
  37. 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: 161
    04-24-2016, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  38. 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
  39. 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: 260
    04-19-2016, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  40. 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
    • Views: 312
    04-12-2016, 12:35 PM Go to last post

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