Hi, so I'm new here on the forum and I'm a little worried about some noise I've heard in my girlfriend's 2001 Jetta Wolfsburge edition that she just bought. It's a manual trans. with 90,000 miles on it.
Once the engine's been on for a little bit and has had some time to heat up we hear a very loud clicking noise coming from it. Now, I'm thinking that it might be caused by some valve problems, though I don't know a ton about cars and so I thought I'd ask you guys if you had any ideas about what could be causing it. Then, after we drove it around town for the first time today the check engine light turned on.
Also, the reverse gear is a little finicky. The first time I tried to back the car up it popped out of gear and it seems to have a little difficulty going all the way into gear when you're going into reverse. I'm just wondering if the reverse gear tends to be touchy on a Jetta this old or if it shows unusual wear given the age.
I'm worried she might have bought a lemon and if that's the case I'd like to get it dealt with as soon as possible. So, Any help is appreciated.